■ Meetings & Conventions magazine has presented the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau its 14th consecutive Gold Service Award. This award honors convention and visitors bureaus that have excelled in professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals.
■ Gray Construction was presented with two national marketing awards by The Society for Marketing Professional Services. Gray received first place for its 50th anniversary book, Building on a Legacy, produced in 2010 and second place in the external newsletter category for the firm's 2010 series of The GrayWay newsletter.
■ Inc. magazine has included The Big Ass Fan Company in the prestigious 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year. Inc.'s 5000 list represents a comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
compiled by camille weber