■ Lois Mateus, the first woman to serve on the Kentucky Distillers' Association Board of Directors, has been honored by the KDA and the Bourbon Women organization with a namesake award for her networking and professional prowess. Mateus, retired senior vice president of Brown-Forman, accepted the first-ever Lois Mateus Networking Award at the Kentucky Governor's Mansion, where more than 125 members of the Bourbon Women group held an educational event with KDA craft distilleries.
Mateus received an etched copper and crackle glass platter at tonight's ceremony to symbolize the breakthrough role. Peggy Noe Stevens, founder of Bourbon Women, said the award will be given annually in cooperation with KDA.
■ Gray has received first place in the external newsletter category at the Society for Marketing Professional Services Awards Gala, held Aug. 2 in Orlando, Fla.
Gray's external newsletter, the GrayWay, is published six times a year and is distributed to some 12,000 business leaders around the world. Rather than content focusing on news pertaining to Gray, the GrayWay tackles issues facing business and industry today, distinguishing this publication from typical corporate newsletters.
Gray, formerly Gray Construction, is an engineering, architecture and construction firm with more than 53 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction.
To see the current issue, as well as archived issues of GrayWay, go to http://www.gray.com/news/grayway.
■ The beef cattle, laying hens, and sheep at Rising Phoenix Farm in Northern Kentucky have been certified as Animal Welfare Approved. This certification and food label ensures consumers that these animals were raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S., using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm. The Morning View farm is owned by Mary and Dave Remley.
AWA beef, eggs and lamb from Rising Phoenix Farm are available directly from the farm. For more information, visit Risingphoenixheritagefarm.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo