Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

January 31, 2013

Nominations for small-business awards accepted

ASHLAND — Each year since 1998, Morehead State University's Ashland Small Business Development Center has set aside a day in May to honor small businesses and advocates in three northeastern Kentucky counties — Boyd, Carter and Greenup.

Nominations for the 2013 Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards are being accepted. The public is encouraged to nominate outstanding small-business owners and/or advocates (individuals who deserve recognition for their efforts to promote the interest of small business).

Award categories include: New and Emerging (in business two to five years), Retail/Wholesale, Service, Professional, Construction/Contracting, Downtown Business, Family-Owned, e-Commerce Business, Young Entrepreneur (younger than 30), Nonprofit Organization and Small Business Champion.

Nominations will be accepted through March 8.

“This year, marks the 16th year for this wonderful program that sets aside a day in May to honor and celebrate local small business success. This year’s changes include new and revised award categories and criteria as well as more streamlined nomination procedures,” said Kim Jenkins, event coordinator.

Nominees will be honored during an awards breakfast in May. One winner will be selected as the best in each category.

Jenkins also expressed the importance of event sponsors and financial contributors saying, “we count on our sponsors to offset the expenses associated with the cost of the awards, printing, promotions, postage, breakfast, etc. We offer a variety of benefits to our financial contributors.”

To make a nomination or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call (606) 329-8011 or visit nekysba.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Local counties see drop in unemployment

    Boyd County was one of 117 counties that saw a decrease in its unemployment rate between June 2013 and June 2014.
     

    July 27, 2014

  • 0726bigboy.JPG Big Boy to open Aug. 11

    The long-awaited Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant will open Aug. 11, and when it does it will be business as usual from day one: the eatery will open its doors to the early breakfast crowd at 6:30.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SOAR meeting at MSU Aug. 6

    Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center will present Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers as part of a "Health Impact Series" under the new Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative.
     

    July 27, 2014

  • MSU moving business admin. program online

    Morehead State University’s School of Business Administration has announced its bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems has moved totally online beginning the fall 2014 semester.
     

    July 27, 2014

  • Thefts, fraud reported to APD

    The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:
     

    July 27, 2014

  • Raceland couple join Peace Corps

    A couple from Raceland will travel to the Republic of Botswana on Aug. 10 to begin training as volunteers in the Peace Corps.

    July 27, 2014

  • Missing Boyd inmate returns to jail

    The Boyd County inmate who walked away from a work detail on Saturday turned himself back in to the Boyd County Detention Center on Sunday.

    July 27, 2014

  • 0728MoreheadMusic_1457.jpg Hills alive with Old Time Music

    The hills surrounding Morehead were alive again this weekend with the sounds of fiddles, banjos and deep Appalachian voices that help keep old time mountain music alive in a modern world.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bill Clinton coming to eastern Kentucky to stump for Grimes

    By RONNIE ELLIS
    CNHI News Service

    GLASGOW — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again calling in the “Big Dog” in her quest to unseat five-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    July 27, 2014

  • Tim Preston: Veterans, doughnuts, hog legs and jerky of squid: 7/27/14

    Are there any talented wreath makers reading this column?

    July 27, 2014