Commerce Lexington will honor small businesses and their owners at a luncheon Friday at Keeneland.
The Salute to Small Business awards program presents honors in several categories with a Small Business of the Year recognition awarded to one small business selected from the category award winners.
Category winners of the Salute to Small Business include:
■ Business Success Award: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
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■ Green Initiative Award: CDP Engineers, Inc.
■ Legacy Award: Milward Funeral Directors
■ Minority Business Award: Integrated Engineering, PLLC
■ Nonprofit Award: Downtown Lexington Corporation
■ Young Entrepreneur Award: Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge
Commerce Lexington Inc. began honoring the contributions that small businesses have made to the economy in 1986.
The Small Business of the Year then has the opportunity to be submitted by the Bluegrass Small Business Development Center for state and national recognition through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The luncheon takes place at noon at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. Tickets are $50 for Commerce Lexington members; $60 for potential members. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org