Business awards: Week of April 7

April 7, 2014 

■ Lexington-based documentary film producer Dynamix Productions, has won a Silver Telly Award for its 2013 television production The Beat of a Different Drummer: The Story of America's Last All-Female Military Band. The documentary was first broadcast in September on KET, Kentucky's statewide PBS affiliate, and is scheduled for additional airings throughout April. It also has been broadcast on The Pentagon Channel and the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service worldwide.

■ The Mary Todd Lincoln boardroom and The Henry Clay boardroom at the Hyatt Regency Lexington have been named to ConventionSouth magazine's 2014 list of The South's Best Meeting Site Boardrooms. According to the magazine, both boardrooms offer permanent conference seating with executive, ergonomically correct chairs, plasma monitors, table-top built-in power supply for high speed Internet access, and executive desk blotters with meeting setup that includes Voss bottled water, pens, pads and candy.

Thirty boardrooms were selected by ConventionSouth's editorial team and will be listed in the April issue.

For a complete list of ConventionSouth's 2014 Editor's Hot Picks of the Best Boardrooms in the South, go to

Paul Miller Mazda has earned the highest honor a dealer can receive from Mazda North American Operations: The 2014 Mazda Gold Cup Award. It is given to dealerships that are dedicated to new vehicle sales and customer satisfaction.

In addition to this award, Paul Miller Mazda won the President's Club Award, given to the top 50 dealers across the nation. The President's Club Award recognizes dealers who excel in selling Mazda vehicles and building customer loyalty.

For more information about this award or about Paul Miller Mazda, go to

■ Six women were presented with $500 scholarships at the March 25 Legacy Award Luncheon, sponsored by Bluegrass Alliance for Women. The recipients were: Kelsey Tomlinson, senior, Franklin County High School, BAW-STEM Traditional Scholarship; Tonya Penman, Boyle County and a student at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, BAW-STEM Non-traditional Scholarship; Tonya Renae Watts, Lincoln County, Eastern Kentucky University social work major, BAW-Edward Jones Legacy of Leadership Non-traditional Scholarship; Katie Marie Stamper, senior, Scott County High school, BAW Legacy of Leadership Traditional Scholarship; Gidgett Taylor, Boyle County, student at Bluegrass Technical and Community College, BAW Legacy of Leadership Non-traditional Scholarship; Vera Soules Mabson, Fayette County, University of Kentucky education major, BAW Lifelong Learning Scholarship.

■ Columbia Gas of Kentucky and its fellow NiSource companies have been designated as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. Ethisphere is a international organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

NiSource is one of 143 companies from 30 countries recognized by Ethisphere for leadership in promoting ethical business standards as measured by four categories: ethics and compliance programs; reputation, leadership and innovation; governance; and corporate citizenship and responsibility.

NiSource's Code of Business Conduct is available at

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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