August 25, 2017 1:30pm
Seven New Small Businesses Win 2017 Inc.credible Awards
(Louisville) – More than 400 people turned out to celebrate the best local small businesses during the 17th annual Inc.credible Awards, presented by Citizens Union Bank, at Kentucky Center for the Arts Thursday evening.
Small Business of the Year Award – Presented by Paducah Bank
Alliance Cost Containment strives to raise clients’ bottom lines by reducing their indirect expenses and allowing all types of companies to maximize operating revenue.
Very Small Business of the Year Award – Presented by Mortenson Family Dental
findCRA is a firm that brings order to the innumerable resources and opportunities available for Community Reinvestment Act participants. findCRA organizes all required data in a centralized location, and educating non-profits how to best tell their stories, and equipping banks with the tools to streamline relationship-building
Advance Manufacturing & Logistics Award – Presented by Aerotek
SkuVault is a warehouse management technology platform that empowers small and medium enterprises to optimize operations so they can scale and compete in the growing e-commerce market at a low cost.
Non-Profit Impact Award – Presented by Ladyfingers Catering
New Directions Housing Corporation believes caring neighbors build community. In partnership with neighborhoods and other stakeholders, they develop and maintain affordable housing and vital communities.
Innovation Award – Presented by Middleton Reutlinger
WEST WIND POWER is an alternative energy startup that has invented a method to modify airflow, double wind speed, and deliver a low wind velocity power generation unit that is combined with solar panels to create a cost-effective system and can be deployed anywhere.
Healthcare & Wellness Award – Presented by Humana
UberGreen Spaces & Homes believes that every space we inhabit should have its occupant’s optimal health and wellness in mind while giving back to the environment, they aim to design and build socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative homes and buildings.
People’s Choice Award – Presented by Right Angle
Paws With Purpose provides highly skilled Assistance Dogs as partners to children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs at no cost to the recipients.
More than 1600 people voted for this year’s People’s Choice Award online. All 29 Inc.credible Awards finalists were eligible for the award.
“Small business creates most of the jobs in this country. You are the driving force of the American Economy. Collectively small business growth is what determines the direction of our economy. That is something to celebrate,” Kent Oyler, President & CEO of GLI, told the audience in attendance.
Since 2000, the Inc.credible Awards have recognized almost 100 small, local businesses for their ongoing contributions to our community’s economic vitality.