Inc.credible Awards celebrate small businesses in Louisville area

Inc.credible Awards celebrate small businesses in Louisville area

Awards given out on Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2014) — The 2014 Inc.credible Awards, designed to recognize, celebrate and inspiresmall businesses in Greater Louisville, were presented on Friday at the Galt House.

GLI-150x150This year’s competition more than 750 nominees and 117 candidates for the Inc.credible Awards. A panel of judges made up of regional business leaders reviewed the six respective categories and picked the winning businesses.

Following are the winners:

The Greening/Sustainability Award, given to the company with the best green practices and energy efficiency, went to The Diaper Fairy Cottage, a modern cloth diaper delivery service founded five years ago by Louisville native mom, Emily McCay. She started the Diaper Fairy with the goal to reduce landfill waste, improve the health of babies’ skin, and live a greener life.

Health & Wellness Award, awarded to the company that actively encourages healthy lifestyles and embraces activities that promote wellness and healthy lifestyles in the workplace, was given to GBBN Architects, a multinational architectural design firm that provides services in architecture, interiors, planning and computer-aided facility management. The company offers a full range of health and wellness benefits to their employees — all designed to improve the work-life balance of their staff.

Innovation/Technology Utilization Award, given to the company that best utilizes technology to advance everyday productivity and revenue, went to Central Business Systems, Inc., a technology company that focuses on “everything technology” for businesses, providing mailing machines, copiers, managed IT services and everything in between.

Non Profit Award presented, open to all Greater Louisville area 501(c)(3) organizations, at least 3 years of age, with local governance, went to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana, a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children. Ronald McDonald House provides emotional support and comfort to over 5,000 families each year, and positively impacts the community through partnerships with other non-profits.

Very Small Business of the Year Award, awarded to companies with 1-9 employees that exemplify both business and civic leadership, went to Cornerstone Engineering, Inc., a structural engineering consulting firm, providing structural analysis and design, project and construction management services, and non-destructive testing.

Small Business of the Year Award, open to businesses with 10-100 employees that also exemplify both business and civic leadership, went to Allegra Marketing Services,  a full-service marketing communications provider offering marketing consultation, copywriting, graphic design, advanced printing technologies, mailing, promotional products and much more.