■ S. Jalil Razavi of Lexington, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counsellor designation. FIC is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies.
■ The Bluegrass American Diabetes Association recognized the following volunteers and businesses at its annual gala in late November: R. Stewart Perry, Kentucky Hall of Fame Award; Jerry G. Hale, Volunteer of the Year; The Harris Family (David, Jennifer, Justin and Ashley), Family of the Year; Central Baptist Hospital, Corporate Partner of the Year; Ann H.M. Thomas, Lawrence T. Smith Leadership Award; Karen Hill, R. Stewart Perry Cure, Care, Commitment Award.
■ Johnna Waldon, assistant manager of the Lexington Public Library's Northside Branch, has been named the first recipient of the library's new Joseph H. Miller Customer Service Award. The award was established last year and will be presented annually to a staff member who exhibits exemplary customer service through the year.
■ Dr. Robert C. Stout, Kentucky state veterinarian, has received the 2010 Veterinarian of the Year award from the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.
■ Laura Day DelCotto, a member of the DelCotto Law Group, has been named 2011 Lexington Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization by Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.
■ William Nelson McMakin of Lexington has been honored for 40 years of service as a McDonald's owner/operator. He owns and operates four Lexington McDonald's locations.
■ Bd's Mongolian Grill has named Matt Tuminski its general manager of the year at the company's second annual workshop recently in Orlando, Fla. Tuminski is the general manager of bd's Mongolian Grill in Hamburg, a position he has held since 2007.
■ The U.S. Small Business Administration recently honored Community Trust Bank as the Kentucky top SBA lender for federal fiscal year 2009-10 both in number of loans (91) and in dollars ($11,767,700). Community Trust Bank has been originating loans for more than 106 years and has been an active participant in the government's SBA programs for many years. This marks the second consecutive year that Community Trust has closed the highest number of SBA loans in Kentucky.
■ The Kentucky Certified Commercial Investment Member Chapter has recognized three chapter members from Lexington who recently earned the CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute. They are: Eric Brewer, White/Reach; and Lesli Lawrence and Shannon Yates, Anderson Communities.
■ Brothers Shannon and Kendall Wright, owners of Dorton-based Wright Concrete and Construction Co., have been recognized as one of the top entrepreneur teams in southern and Eastern Kentucky by The Center for Rural Development. The Wright brothers, both of Pike County, were named Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award winners in the for-profit business category. For more information on the EIEA program, go to Centertech.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo