■ Commerce Lexington is accepting applications for its Salute to Small Business Awards in the following categories: Green Initiative, Innovation, Legacy Award, Minority Business, Nonprofit, Phoenix Award, Business Success, and Young Entrepreneur. Descriptions and eligibility for each award, as well as a downloadable Salute to Small Business Awards Application, may be found at Commercelexington.com/events/ celebration.aspx. The deadline to apply is July 31. For more information or with questions, call Katie Hardwick at (859) 226-1608.
■ LG&E and KU Energy have received the Supplier Diversity Excellence Award at the Edison Electric Institute's Supplier Diversity conference in Charlotte, N.C. The award is for demonstrated leadership and commitment in developing purchasing relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses.
Chief administrative officer Brad Rives noted, "Last year alone, LG&E and KU worked with 140 diverse businesses with a total spend of approximately $133 million."
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo