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Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Inc.credible Awards Finalists

GLI_metro_hAt Tuesday’s Wake Up Wind Down event in conjunction with “Louisville Business First,” Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, named the 30 companies in the running for the 2016 Inc.credible Awards. The annual awards celebrate small businesses within the Greater Louisville region.

GLI is pleased to recognize small businesses in six categories this year. All finalists are listed below in alphabetical order.  

Very Small Business of the Year Award (1-9 employees) presented by Mortenson Family Dental

The winning company exemplifies both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category.

Finalists:        

  • C2 Strategic Communications
  • Hope Scarves
  • Level 12
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group
  •  Wimsett & Company

 Small Business of the Year Award (10-100 employees) presented by Integrity HR

The winning company must exemplify both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices, and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category.

Finalists:

  • ID+A, Inc.
  • Ladyfingers Catering
  • Michaelis Events
  • Net Tango, Inc.
  • PerlTech Solutions
  • RunSwitch Public Relations

 Advance Manufacturing & Logistics Award

This award will go to the manufacturing company that best demonstrates the use of effective, lean methodologies and techniques that focus on improvements in: quality; cost; productivity; physical waste reduction, and non-value adding activities; customer service; and safety.

Finalists:

  • Advanced Distribution Services, Inc.
  • Cardinal Carryor, Inc.
  • Main Line Xpress, Inc.
  • Northern Continental Logisitcs, Inc.
  • SkuVault

 Arts, Culture & Community Award

This award is presented to the small business that is seen as a leader in the Greater Louisville community. This business has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in Greater Louisville and sees community investment as a core part of the company’s values.

Finalists:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
  • Carriage House Educational Services
  • Fund for the Arts
  • Just Creations
  • Revelry Gallery

Innovation & Creativity Award

This award recognizes a small business that executes business initiatives which demonstrate innovative solutions for new and existing business needs. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, services, systems, technologies, developments, ventures, and undertakings.

Finalists:

  • ECT Services, Inc.
  • MXD Process
  • OrganoCat
  • Red e App
  • Rodefer Moss CPAs & Business Consultants

Lifelong Wellness & Healthcare Award presented by Humana

This award recognizes a business that is taking steps to increase overall wellbeing, whether by introducing innovative solutions to the healthcare field or whether by implementing an organization-wide health and wellness program. The company must be committed to improving lifelong wellness for individuals inside and outside of their organization.

Finalists:

  • Core Fluency Pilates, LLC
  • My Health E
  • Splash Analytics
  • XLerate Health

“The Inc.credible Awards are a chance for Greater Louisville to really celebrate all the small businesses that make our region unique and vibrant,” Kent Oyler, President & CEO of GLI, said. “We are always excited to see the innovative business solutions that are being pioneered by the smaller players in our community.”

Since 2000, the Inc.credible Awards have recognized multiple small, local businesses for their ongoing contributions to our community’s economic vitality. The awards will be given out at the Inc.credible Awards Luncheon on August 19th, 2016 at the Galt House.

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