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It is important to provide as much information as possible to ensure accurate scoring. Nominations with insufficient information may not be considered.

NOTE: Past winners cannot be re-nominated. For a complete list of past winners, click the Winners link on this website.

How did you hear about us?
Award Category New Business (in business less than 2 years and shows evidence of growth and staying power)
  Emerging Business (in business 2-5 years and shows evidence of growth and staying power)
Retail/Wholesale Business (in business more than 5 years – selling products in a retail and/or wholesale setting)
Service Business (in business more than 5 years – service-related industry such as day care, office cleaning, lawn care, etc…)
  Business Professional (in business more than 5 years – credentialed professional with advanced degree such as doctor, pharmacist, veterinarian, CPA, dentist, engineer, architect, attorney, etc…)
Construction/Contracting Business (in business more than 5 years – self-employed in the building or contracting trades)
  Downtown Business (in business more than 5 years – physical storefront in a location classified as a downtown business district)
  Family-Owned Business (in business more than 5 years – company that has been passed on from one generation to another – must have experienced at least 2 generations of ownership)
Years in Business Years Months
Location Boyd County Greenup County Carter County
Number of Employees (At start-up)
Name of Business
Name of Owner
Business Address
Zip Code
Business Phone
Describe the company's products/services:
Nominations are scored based on information and details provided to the following questions. Each question is assigned a percentage for scoring purposes. It is very important that every question be answered thoroughly. Provide details to describe the nominee’s success, business practices, achievements, community involvement, etc…
  Evidence of Growth or Expansion (25% of overall score) - demonstrates an intent and capacity to grow
  Specifically, how has the nominee demonstrated business growth or potential for business growth, business expansion, improvements, and progress (i.e. renovations, purchase of new equipment/machinery, acquisition of additional property or square footage, opening more locations, etc…)?

  Creating Jobs (15% of overall score) – evidence of potential for future hiring
  Specifically, how has the nominee demonstrated growth in hiring and/or evidence for potential hiring (i.e. current and/or future plans for hiring employees, creative employee relations, employee benefit programs, training and professional development programs, etc…)?

  Increase in Sales (15% of overall score) – evidence of potential revenue growth – financial strength
  Specifically, how has the nominee demonstrated revenue growth or potential for revenue growth and financial stability (i.e. seeking new contracts, entering new markets, expanded sales territory, international trade, etc…)?

  Innovativeness of Product or Service (15% of overall score)
  Specifically, how has the nominee demonstrated product or service innovation (i.e. development of technology, use of technology to improve the business, innovative business practices, etc…)?

  Response to Adversity and/or Creative Methods to Remain Competitive
(20% of overall score)
  Specifically, how has the nominee demonstrated the ability to overcome economic adversity, hardship, natural disaster, etc…? Please provide examples of problems faced and resourceful and creative methods implemented to solve problems. Also, please list creative methods the nominee utilized to remain competitive in his/her industry.

  Involvement & Support Within the Community - evidence of owner and/or employee contributions to enhance community (use of personal time and resources, volunteering, etc…) (10% of overall score)
  Specifically, how has the nominee voluntarily used personal and/or business time and resources to benefit community-oriented projects (i.e. membership in Chamber of Commerce and/or Main Street, donation of time and/or money to charities, church, school/sporting activities, community or civic groups, serving on non-profit board of directors, etc…)?

Nominator's Name
Phone Number
YOUR Email Address

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