Business awards: Week of April 28

April 28, 2014 

From left: University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Douglas D. Tough, Gatton College Dean David W. Blackwell and inductee Chuck Martz.

The Hospice Care Center in Lexington has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors Elite recipient, an award that recognizes hospices that provide the best patient care as rated by the patient's caregiver. The designation of Elite signifies a special recognition to honor hospices scoring above the National Average on all of the evaluated questions. For 36 years, Hospice of the Bluegrass has provided end-of-life care and support for terminally ill patients in their homes, nursing facilities and at the Hospice Care Centers in Lexington and Hazard.

■ The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics recently inducted two individuals into its Alumni Hall of Fame. The 2014 inductees are: Chuck Martz, UK Class of 1973, is CEO, president and chairman of the board of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., with headquarters in Lexington. Link-Belt is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, based in Tokyo. Douglas D. Tough, UK Class of 1972, is chairman and CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances, based in New York City.

Matrz was born and raised in Lexington, attending Lafayette High School prior to graduating from UK with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He and his wife, Linda, live in Lexington along with their three children and five grandchildren. Tough earned his bachelor's degree from the Gatton College. He began his business career with The Procter & Gamble Co. in 1974.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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