Business awards: Week of Nov. 18

November 18, 2013 

Group CJ was honored by the Kentucky Travel Industry on Nov. 7 in Louisville at the Kentucky Tourism's annual Traverse Awards ceremony recognizing marketing creativity and effectiveness. The ad agency received top honors for last summer's Lexington Restaurant Week; winning first place in the following four categories:

Event, Meeting and Convention Materials Series: "Lexington Restaurant Week Campaign"

Website Advertising: "Raise a Fork" interactive banner on Kentucky.com

New Web sites: BeyondGrits.com

Direct Promotion: "Lexington Restaurant Week Menu Spread in the Lexington Herald-Leader Weekender section.

Becky Jones, vice president of marketing and research for Lexington-based Viamedia, has been named an award honoree for CableFAX's Most Powerful Women in Cable. Jones, who was recently recognized by CableFAX as Marketer of the Year and Affiliate Sales Person of the Year, will be honored at the CableFAX Most Powerful Women in Cable breakfast on Thursday at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Integrity IT has been named to the Ingram Micro 2013 SMB 500. The list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners focused on small and mid-size businesses. Ranked at number 122, Integrity IT (formerly Small Business Computer Solutions) grew its business with Ingram Micro, the world's largest technology distributor, by more than 255 percent. The complete 2013 Ingram Micro SMB 500 list can be seen at Im-smb.com/smb500.

■ The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration have recognized Interstate Road Management, a wholly-owned company of DBi Services, for its efforts to decrease fatalities at high-crash locations with dangerous curves on Kentucky roadways.

Working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, IRM installed high-friction surfacing treatment to reduce fatalities on horizontal curves due to road departures in a pilot program in 26 locations. Witnessing an impressive decrease in crashes at these locations, KYTC later broadened the project throughout the state to more than 100 locations.

"By studying crash data and targeting some of the most dangerous roadway curves in their state, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet made a wise, strategic investment in their roads to improve safety for all Kentuckians," said Gregory M. Cohen, executive director of the Roadway Safety Foundation. "Their plan to install high-friction surfacing treatment at dangerous curves led to a dramatic 87.4 percent reduction in crashes at those locations. This program should serve as a model to transportation agencies nationwide."

For more information on RSF, go to Roadwaysafety.org.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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