■ The law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden has been named Firm of the Year by the Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Program for its work with the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program. Throughout the year, the firm provided pro bono legal assistance and representation to victims of domestic violence.
The FCBA and the Legal Aid Society of the Bluegrass partner with each other to select firms and attorneys to honor at the annual Volunteer Lawyer Recognition Luncheon.
■ Central Baptist Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its Orthopedic Program, specifically hip and knee, by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.
To earn certification, CBH underwent a voluntary, on-site review in which a Joint Commission expert evaluated its compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
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■ Scott Bender, director of engineering and grounds at Griffin Gate Golf Club at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, has been designated a Certified Golf Course Superintendent by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Bender is one of approximately 1,600 golf course superintendents worldwide who hold CGCS status.
■ Haiku, Big Ass Fans' residential ceiling fan offering, has been named to BuildingGreen.com's list of top 10 products for 2013. The 11th annual awards, announced at the Greenbuild conference in San Francisco recently, are the editors' picks of the most innovative green building products.
■ For the fourth consecutive year, Community Trust Bank has been honored with the "Gold Lender Award" by the United States Small Business Administration as Kentucky's top SBA 7(a) lender, which refers to the loans given to help start-up and existing small businesses.
In federal fiscal year 2011-12, Community Trust Bank funded 62 SBA loans for more than $11.8 million. In the last four fiscal years, Community Trust has funded more than 322 SBA 7(a) loans, providing in excess of $50 million for small businesses through its partnership with the SBA.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo