LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2013) — The Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at the University of Kentucky will induct the sixth class of the Kentucky Business Pacesetters on May 22 in Frankfort at the Capitol Rotunda.
The program honors high performing, second-stage businesses that are producing innovative products, increasing sales, creating jobs and serving communities in Kentucky.
This year’s outstanding Kentucky businesses are:
Artemis Electronics, LLC (Prospect)
Browns Valley Truck Equipment (Utica)
Drug Testing Centers of America (Paintsville)
Giovanni’s Pizza (Pikeville)
Great Northern Building Products, LLC (Louisville)
Lexington Contracting, LLC (Lexington)
Measure Consumer Perspectives (Louisville)
Unique Granite and Marble (Owensboro)
“The Kentucky Business Pacesetters program highlights outstanding businesses operating in and contributing to Kentucky’s economy,” said Becky Naugle, state director of the KSBDC. “It is an absolute pleasure to commend their successes.”
Businesses were selected based on nominations that indicated that each business is changing the economic landscape of Kentucky by introducing innovative products; increasing sales and/or production; boosting employment; and serving the communities of Kentucky.
Pacesetters will be recognized in front of government leaders, small business owners and advocates at the Kentucky Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony Wednesday, May 22, in Frankfort. In addition, they will attend a private luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is a network of 15 offices located throughout Kentucky that help existing and start-up businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services. These services include: no-cost confidential business consultations, affordable business workshops, seminars, and research to make informed business decisions.
For more information on the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, or to locate a center near you, visit www.ksbdc.org or call 859-257-7668.