Business awards: Week of Sept. 9

September 9, 2013 

■ Attorney David Royse, chair of the Eminent Domain and Real Estate practice at Stoll Keenon Ogden, has been nominated for fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America and will be inducted in October at the LCA annual meeting. The LCA is an honorary trial lawyer society with a membership limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fewer than 50 private practice Kentucky lawyers have been admitted as Fellows. Fellowships are selected based on excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Royse was nominated by Lexington attorney and LCA president, Peter Perlman.

Commerce Lexington's Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. Small business winners in a number of categories will be honored and the Small Business of the Year will be announced at the event. The cost to attend the awards luncheon is $50 for Commerce Lexington members, $60 for non-members. To register, call (859) 226-1608 or visit

■ The Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award will be presented to Toyota North American Production Support Center and Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program on Oct. 14 at the National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference in San Antonio. The Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award emphasizes the importance of career guidance and advising, professional development for educators and employers, and the employer role in providing work-based learning opportunities for students.

Clark Material Handling Co. has been presented with the Kentucky Governor's Safety & Health Award for both of its Kentucky facilities. It was a sixth time award for Clark's Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Louisville and a first time award for Clark's manufacturing and distribution center in Lexington.

Clark's facilities were recognized for working more than a million hours combined at both locations without a lost time accident. The Louisville facility has worked more than 10 years without a lost time accident.

The Kentucky Horse Park has been chosen as an overall winner in the Top 25 Amusement Parks and Water Parks in the United States category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers' Choice awards for attractions.

This is the first year that Travelers' Choice honors have been presented to attractions. The TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Attractions awards recognize the world's best landmarks, parks, museums, and amusement and water parks, based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world on TripAdvisor. To see 2013 Travelers' Choice winners, go to

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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