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The 2010 Inc.credible Awards Announces Winners

Winners of the 2010 Inc.credible Awards were announced at the GLI Celebration of Small Business Luncheon sponsored by Fifth Third Bank Louisville, September 15, 2010 – The Greater Louisville Inc. Celebration of Small Businesses Luncheon was held today to recognize our region’s outstanding small businesses with the 2010 Inc.credible Awards. The ceremony was held in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom at the Galt House from 11:30am to 2:00pm today and was sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The awards were presented to small Louisville businesses that exhibited an extraordinary contribution to our community’s prosperity. This year, award categories were refined and redeveloped to recognize specific areas of business that are of increasing importance in our changing

The “Small Business of the Year Award,” presented by Northwestern Mutual, went to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Kentuckiana. BBBS received their second award for 42 years of service to our local children through professional one-to-one mentoring programs that have been proven to help children reach their full potential.

The “Very Small Business of the Year Award,” presented by Humana, went to 21st Century Parks, a non profit organization with a fresh vision on the development and preservation of community parks.

The “Innovation/Technology Utilization Award.” presented by ChamberBid, went to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Kentuckiana for linking their data system with the JCPS tracking system which allows volunteers to use academic reports to better serve children in the program.

The “Greening/Sustainability Award,” present by PNC Bank, went to Nu-Yale Cleaners, a family owned cleaning and textile restoration company, for being Kentuckiana’s only 5-star environmental drycleaner.

The “International/Global Award,” presented by Aspect, went to GBBN Architects for utilizing its various locations throughout the world to gain market expertise on a global scale.

The “Inclusion Award,” presented by Main Source Bank, went to TKT & Associates,Inc., a company that is 100 percent woman and minority owned for its mission to expand diversity in all aspects of their business.

The “Phoenix Award,” presented by Louisville Magazine, went to C.I. Agent Solutions, a specialty environmental chemical company, for their development of a solution that can be used to contain hydrocarbon pollutions. The company was asked to assist in the BP Deepwater Oil Spill where their solution was used for oil containment.

Lastly, the “Transformation Force Award,” presented by Try It Local, went to The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) for building a permanent philanthropic endowment program for the Louisville metro region and for their development of the Change Makers Grant Partnership which will award $1.8 million in seed funding to four inner-city Louisville neighborhoods.

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