■ Patti Bazel Geil, owner of Geil Nutrition Communications, has been named the national 2011 People's Choice Diabetes Educator of the Year by the Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. The award is sponsored by Diabetic Living Magazine and recognizes outstanding achievement in the delivery of nutrition care to people with diabetes. Through her company, Geil makes presentations, writes nutrition articles and cookbooks and does diabetes and food-related media work. She currently has two books available on Amazon.com: "What Do I Eat Now? A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes" and "Diabetes Meals on $7 a Day - or Less!"
■ The Downtown Lexington Corp. has named the winners of its 2011 DLC Awards of Excellence. These awards will be given during the 2011 DLC Annual Meeting and Awards of Excellence Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m Dec. 12th at the Hilton Downtown/Lexington.
Urban Innovation Award: Shorty's Urban Market; Landscape and Streetscape Award: Management and ownership of TrusT Lounge; Leadership Achievement Award: Madison Capital Management for the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel and World Trade Center Office Building; Perfect Partner Award: Don Wathen; Outstanding Individual Award: Lee T. Todd Jr.; Smiley Pete Award: Jeff Dabbelt and the Lexington Farmers Market.
■ The Kentucky Association of Realtors has presented 2011 Community Service awards to the following Realtors: Robert Damron, owner of "D" Research in Pikeville, has been named the 2011 Realtor of the Year; John Chandler, member of the Cumberland Valley Board of Realtors, has received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award; and Jonah Mitchell, a Lexington Realtor, has been named the 2011 Nat Sanders Educator of the Year.
■ W. Terry McBrayer with McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland has been selected for induction into Junior Achievement's Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame.
To be considered as a Hall of Fame member, an individual's record of business achievement must demonstrate courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, business excellence, inspiring leadership, and community-mindedness.
Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame members are individuals whose work has moved the Central Kentucky community in a better, stronger direction.
■ Keith Moorman, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd's Lexington office, has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2012 Lexington "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-Labor and Employment.
■ Five attorneys in Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's Lexington office have been recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2012 "Lawyer of the Year." The attorneys and their respective areas of practice are as follows: Wendy Bryant Becker, Employment Law-Management; Jack C. Bender, Environmental Law; Carolyn M. Brown, Litigation, Environmental; Anne A. Chesnut, Litigation-Land Use Zoning; Job D. Turner III, Corporate Law.
■ Four attorneys in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office have been recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2012 "Lawyer of the Year." The attorneys and their respective areas of practice are as follows: Perry M. Bentley, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Richard G. Griffith, Labor Law-Management; William M. Lear Jr., Land Use and Zoning Law; David T. Royse, Banking and Finance Litigation.
■ Jeff Todd, a financial adviser with Northwestern Mutual, has received the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the industry's leading trade association. The NAIFA Quality Award recognizes professionalism through education and earned designations, production measured by performance metrics customized for each practice specialty, adherence to the NAIFA Code of Ethics, and service to your industry association.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo