■ The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) honored Community Trust Bank, Inc.'s SBA Banking Officer Terry Spears as Kentucky's 2011 "Financial Services Champion."
■ Urban Active, owned by parent company Global Fitness Holdings headquartered in Lexington, earned the 11th position in this year's Club Industry's Top 100 Clubs List for 2010 with a reported $100.2 million revenue. Urban Active jumped two spots from the list's 2009 ranking and notched a 16 percent increase from that year's reported $86.7 million revenue.
■ McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC: Jaron Blandford, partner in the Lexington office, has received an "AV" Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.
compiled by camille weber