At 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.