May 22, 2013 — The 16th Annual Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards were presented during a ceremony on Thursday, May 16, at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church in Flatwoods. The event recognized small business owners and advocates in Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties.
Rob Johnson, WSAZ News Channel 3, served as master of ceremonies.
The event was coordinated by the Morehead State University/Ashland Small Business Development Center and 13 of the area's top leaders in banking, economic development, business and industry, and education were recognized including Ashland Alliance, Ashland Community and Technical College, City National Bank, Community Trust Bank, FIVCO-ADD, Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce, TSHD Architects, and Teresa Brown Business Coaching & Mentoring.
“Small businesses account for more than 95 percent of our local economy,” said Kim Jenkins, event coordinator. “We are fortunate to have so many innovative, hard working entrepreneurs who contribute time, energy and financial resources to numerous community and civic organizations.” This year the group received 64 nominations in 11 categories.
This year’s winners from Carter County were:
New Business- Carl and Amanda Johnson, Bubba’s Towing & Recovery.
Family-Owned Business- C.C. and Julie Gibbs, Gibbs True Value Hardware and Home Improvement of Ashland and Grayson.
Nonprofit Organization-(Carter County) Phyllis Davis, Project Merry Christmas;
The 2013 Northeast Kentucky “Small Business of the Year” award was captured by C.C. & Julie Gibbs, Gibbs True Value Hardware & Home Improvement of Ashland & Grayson.
Additional information about the Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards is available at www.nekysba.com or call 329-8011.