Business awards: Week of May 12

May 12, 2014 

KATHY STEIN HONORED: Judge Kathy Stein, right, was honored at the ACLU of Kentucky's Clark L. Wedekind Bill of Rights Program for her years of work in the Kentucky General Assembly protecting reproductive rights. Beth Wilson, left, deputy director of the ACLU of Florida, and former ACLU of Kentucky executive director, presented the award to Stein.

Toy Lancaster, the Lexington Public Library's Youth Services Coordinator, has received the 2014 Bookmobile Outreach Award from the Kentucky Public Library Association. Lancaster won the award for her work in establishing Storytime-to-go, a service that brings library story times to day-cares in Lexington via a retrofitted recreational vehicle. The service began in March 2013 and currently serves about 500 preschool children from 11 day-cares each month.

Commerce Lexington has received recognition from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives in the categories of Outstanding eNewsletter and Outstanding Website among local chambers of commerce of similar size. Commerce Lexington eNewsletter is distributed to approximately 3,800 people each Tuesday, providing information about upcoming events, policy decisions, programs and services that are available to business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs.

Commerce Lexington's website ( provides newcomers with information about the Bluegrass and allows users to post news, events and job openings, update contact information, and track referrals that come from the Commerce Lexington website.

Megan Smith, founder/publisher/editor-in-chief of Cake&Whiskey Magazine, has been named a PNC Financial Services Groups' Women Who Achieve, which recognizes inspirational female entrepreneurs and executives and shares their stories of success and innovation in business. To learn more about Women Who Achieve, go to

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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