By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line
The Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame honored four of the commonwealth’s most accomplished entrepreneurs at a ceremony Nov. 16 at Hilton Lexington Downtown in partnership with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
New this year, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Awesome Inc and Sustainable Business Ventures on the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame (KEHOF).
The Hall of Fame celebrates the stories of Kentucky’s most successful entrepreneurs, with a mission to raise awareness around the impact entrepreneurship has made in the Commonwealth, and to encourage others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors.
2016 Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees are:
• Colonel Sanders | Kentucky Fried Chicken
• Kent Oyler | High Speed Access Corp, OPM Services, Inc.
• Robert B. Trussell, Jr. | Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
• Carey Smith | Big Ass Solutions
Dave Adkisson, Chamber CEO and President, weighed in on the partnership with the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame to honor this year’s inductees, “The Kentucky Chamber is very excited about our new partnership with the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Through this partnership we hope to enhance the entrepreneurial environment of Kentucky and to celebrate the critical role entrepreneurs play in the state’s economic growth.”
This was the 7th annual Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
For more information about the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, visit entrepreneurhof.com
Inductees were first announced at the Kentucky Chamber’s 2016 Business Summit.
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