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Businesses selected for the 20th annual Inc.credible Awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Thirty-four finalists have been selected for Greater Louisville Inc.’s  20th annual Inc.credible Awards presented by NuLease Medical Solutions. Each year, the Inc.credible Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of greater Louisville’s small businesses and their contributions to the community.

“We have seen that small businesses are the backbone of our regional economy,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI). “Despite the challenges our region faced this year, I have witnessed true resilience from our small business community. These finalists exemplify innovation, creativity, and passion for their crafts. We are thrilled to recognize these businesses that excel in pushing the envelope and bringing new ideas to our region.”

Since 2000, the Inc.credible Awards have recognized more than 110 small, local businesses for their ongoing contributions to our community’s economic vitality. For the first time, the winners in each category will be announced Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. during a virtual award show. Members of the business community are invited to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of their peers. Registration is open now through Dec. 15.

The 2020 Inc.credible Awards finalists are listed below by category in alphabetical order:

Small Business of the Year

The winning companies exemplify 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 1-50 employees presented by Norton Healthcare

Small Business of the Year 51-100 employees presented by TOPS Louisville

Small Business of the Year (101-200 employees) presented by PNC Bank                                

Health & Wellness Award presented by NuLease Medical Solutions

This award recognizes a business that is taking steps to increase overall wellbeing. The winning company shows a commitment to improving lifelong wellness for individuals inside and outside of their organization.

Innovation Award presented by LG&E KU

This award recognizes a small business that creates unique and forward-thinking solutions that address internal needs or client problems. Innovative practices range from designing original products and programs to developing effective new processes and technologies.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Award presented by Brown-Forman

This award recognizes businesses that are committed to inclusive hiring, buying and selling, and recognizing the competitive edge their companies have by supporting diverse groups of people in their workforce.

Non-Profit of the Year Award presented by Humana

The Non-Profit of the Year award recognizes a small business that is seen as a leader in the greater Louisville non-profit sector. Their mission includes improving lives of individuals and enhancing the overall well-being of the greater Louisville community.

Small Business Leader of the Year presented by Insuramax, Inc.

This award is presented to a small business leader that exhibits a strong commitment to the welfare of their employees, supports a positive company culture, and works to implement change and innovation in greater Louisville.