LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 11, 2013) – There is still time to nominate a Kentucky business for the 7th Annual Kentucky Business Pacesetter Program, an awards program recognizing high performing second-stage businesses that are producing innovative products, increasing sales, creating jobs and serving communities in the commonwealth.
“Pacesetter” winners are selected based on the following criteria:
- Growth in number of employees
- Increase in sales and/or unit volume
- Innovativeness of the product or service
- Response to adversity
- Employee engagement and commitment
- Contribution to aide community-oriented projects
- Other criteria contributing to the business’ success
This exclusive award is presented to companies changing the economic landscape of Kentucky who meet the following minimum qualifications: in business for three or more years; employ six or more full-time equivalent employees, including the owner; annual sales meet or exceed $500,000; and demonstrate an intent and capacity to grow.
“Pacesetter” winners will be honored at the “Kentucky Celebrates Small Businesses” event at the Capital in May, 2013. In addition to the recognition ceremony, winners will attend a private luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion; receive an award inscribed with their company’s name; a promotional video highlighting their business and its success; and a profile of their company will be featured in a commemorative program.