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Inc.credible Awards

This annual celebration is GLI’s signature small business event. GLI presents nine Inc.credible Awards for businesses with fewer than 200 employees and has celebrated over 100 small, local businesses since 2000 for their ongoing contribution to our region’s economic vitality. An inspirational event for anyone who knows the importance of small businesses dreaming big, this is a must-attend celebration for companies of all sizes.

 

Award Categories

Inc.credible Small Business Leader of the Year 

Presented by Insuramax

This award is presented to a small business leader who is stimulating a supportive work environment and exhibits a real commitment to the welfare of their employees. Their efforts bear fruit in a well-motivated, integrated workforce and a successful small business in the Greater Louisville region. This business leader is dedicated and has proven themselves as innovative, engaged, and civic-minded.

2019 Finalists:

  • Lesa Seibert
  • Ryan Miranda
  • Sadiqa Reynolds

 

Small Business of the Year Award (1-50 employees)

Presented by Ladyfingers Catering

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

2019 Finalists:

  • C2 Strategic Communications
  • Crushed Ice Catering
  • Cimtech, Inc.
  • Mightily
  • Oliver Group
  • Technology Plus

 

Small Business of the Year Award (51-100 employees)

Presented by FocalPoint Business Coaching of Kentucky

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

2019 Finalists:

  • Advance Ready Mix
  • Caring Excellence
  • Office Resources, Inc. (ORI)
  • PMR Companies
  • SentryHealth
  • Strothman and Company

Small Business of the Year Award (101-200 employees) new in 2019

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

2019 Finalists:

  • ARGI
  • Belle Noble Entertainment Group, LLC
  • Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport
  • LSS Holdings, LLC
  • Qk4, Inc.
  • Rogers Group Inc.

 

Non-Profit of the Year 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.

2019 Finalists:

  • Leadership Louisville Center
  • LHOME
  • Louisville Urban League
  • Scarlet’s Bakery
  • Waterfront Botanical Gardens
  • Workwell Industries

 

Healthcare & Wellness Award

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.

2019 Finalists:

  • Fieldtrip
  • Peptides International, Inc.
  • Rogers Group Inc.
  • SentryHealth

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

Presented by Kentucky Community and Technical College System

This award recognizes a small business that demonstrates a commitment to inclusive hiring, buying, selling and is a champion of diversity and inclusion.

2019 Finalists:

  • Advance Ready Mix
  • BMS LLC
  • Benson Group, LLC
  • Wicked Sheets

 

Innovation Award

Presented by Middleton Reutlinger

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.

2019 Finalists:

  • Belle Noble Entertainment Group, LLC
  • Crescendo Strategies
  • DPL Financial Partners
  • EdjAnalytics

 

People’s Choice Award

The winner of this award is selected through an online ballot.  All of the 2019 Inc.credible Awards finalists will be eligible.

 

 

 

 

Winners will be presented LIVE at the Inc.credible Awards on May 16th, 2019 at C2 Event Venue.

 

Award FAQ

Do I have to be a member of GLI to apply?

Good News! You don’t have to be a member to apply!

Can I find out who nominated my company?

Nominations are submitted online and unfortunately we keep that information private. But someone thinks you’re pretty Inc.credible so you should definitely apply!

Can I nominate my own company?

No need! You can just apply by filling out the online application.

What are the requirements to apply for an Inc.credible Award?

Here are the requirements:

  • 200 Employees or less
  • Locally owned and privately held in Greater Louisville region
  • Operating prior to January 1, 2016
  • Haven’t won an Inc.credible Award in the past 3 years

Can I apply for more than one award?

Absolutely! We actually encourage it! All completed applications are automatically entered into the Small Business of the Year Award categories (except for Non-profits). There will be an option to apply for an additional award on the online application.

How are applications scored?

Applications are scored by a select group of business and non-profit professionals in the Greater Louisville region. All applications are anonymous. This means we take all identifying information out of your application before the judges read them.

 

Inc.credible Awards Reception

Thursday, May 16  |  C2 Event Venue  |  4:30-6:30pm

 

 

 

 

Agenda

4:30pm Doors Open/Registration

4:30-5:30pm Networking & Social Hour

5:30-6:30pm Inc.credible Awards Program (winners announced live!)

Event FAQ

Where should I park?

There is free parking in front of C2 and additional parking free street parking on Breckinridge.

What do I do when I get there?

Upon arrival, pick up your nametag at the registration table and then head into the bar area where there will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. This is a great time to network with other attendees!

Will there be food?

Yes! There will be hors d’oeuvres as well as cash bars throughout the networking area.

What should I wear?

This is a business casual event.

What is the hashtag for social media?

Please use #GLIevent when posting on your social media

Interested in sponsorships?

Contact Alana Turner at aturner@greaterlouisville.com

Questions?

Contact awards@greaterlouisville.com

 

View photos from last years event here!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Award Sponsors:

FocalPoint Business Coaching of Kentucky

Insuramax

Middleton Reutlinger

 

Event Sponsors:

Insider Louisville