■ Blue Grass Airport has received a first-place award for best special event (2nd Sunday at Blue Grass Airport) and a third-place award for best annual report from the Airports Council International-North America's 2011 Excellence in Marketing and Communications contest. June marked the second year Blue Grass Airport played host to 2nd Sunday on Runway 9-27, providing the community with a rare opportunity to exercise on the airport's general aviation runway. Published in winter 2011, the airport's 2010 Year in Review covered information on the airport's accomplishments, including air service, community outreach, operations, finance and construction.
■ Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Anita M. Britton, a member of Britton Osborne Johnson, as the Lexington Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year for 2012.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile practice areas in large legal communities. Only one lawyer in each practice area in a community is being honored as the Lawyer of the Year.
■ Central Kentucky-based DMD Data Systems has again made CRN magazine's Fast Growth 100 list, this time for 2011. This is the company's third time on the list, which recognizes the fastest-growing solution providers, resellers and value-added resellers in North America. The company also was named recently to the Inc. 5000 list.
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■ Phoenix Products of McKee has been named 2011 HubZone Corporate Citizen of the Year by the HubZone Contractors National Council. Phoenix Products, established in 1973, engineers and manufactures a wide range of products for the aerospace, defense and commercial sectors. PPI products are used fleetwide on Blackhawk helicopters in service with the Army, Air Force, the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of State. PPI is a family owned and operated business, headed by CEO Peggy Wilson. Her husband, Tom, serves as the company's president. PPI is one of the top three employers in Jackson County, with 35 full-time employees.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo