Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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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.

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