Kentucky has unveiled a new small-business specialty license plate design, created to bring attention to the major role small businesses play in Kentucky’s economy.
The design was selected by the Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy, in cooperation with Partners for Entrepreneurial Advancement in Kentucky (PEAK), following a statewide license plate design competition launched last fall.
The winning small-business license plate design was created by Barry Arnold, lead designer for Gerald Printing, a small business with locations in Bowling Green and Russellville. Gerald Printing began business in Kentucky in 1971 and currently employs 35 people.
PEAK, a statewide nonprofit organization that supports economic development through small and micro-business development, is now accepting applications and payment for the specialty plate. Before production can begin, 900 applications with a $25 payment must be collected. Application forms and additional information, including a copy of the license plate design, can be found on PEAK’s website at peakky.org/licenseplate.aspx.
“The Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy is delighted to be a part of this initiative,” said Cathy Zion, chair of the Commission on Small Business Advocacy and a small-business owner herself. “One of the goals of our commission is to raise the visibility of small businesses here in Kentucky. We envision the plates being mini-billboards promoting small business on vehicles throughout the state.”