▪ Dress for Success Lexington has been honored as the Rookie of the Year affiliate by Dress for Success Worldwide.
The award is given to an affiliate operating for more than a full year that has “demonstrated exceptional growth and effectiveness, that is offering or launching more than one service, that is innovative and that is exceeding expectations for a start-up.”
Dress for Success Lexington opened its doors in Eastland Shopping Center on Oct. 1, 2013. Since then, the local organization has served more than 320 women in its suiting program, through its Career Center and through a variety of workshops. Women come to Dress for Success Lexington by referral from the community agencies with which the organization has partnered.
The organization is in need of increasing its volunteer base in all capacities of the organization. Analisa Wagoner, co-founder and executive director of Dress for Success Lexington, said anyone interested in volunteering should call (859) 231-7848 or email Volunteer@dfslexington.org.
For more info about Dress for Success Lexington, go to Lexington.dressforsuccess.org.
▪ The Lexington Venture Club recognized recipients of the Lexington eAchievers Award for excellence in entrepreneurship during Global Entrepreneurship Week recently. Twenty-two startup companies in the Bluegrass region were honored with the eAchiever award for receiving at least $1 million dollars in funding and/or creating five new full-time jobs in fiscal year 2015.
The companies that received the eAchiever award include: Care Team Solutions; CirrusMio; Coldstream Laboratories; CrossCoat Medical; Gun.; Hera BioLabs; Intralink Spine; Invenio Therapeutics; MakeTime; MEP Equine Solutions; Mercury Data Systems; MosquitoMate; nfant; nGimat; OuiBox; PDx Biotech; Seikowave; Summit Biosciences; Transposagen; Twin Star TDS; VeBridge; and Vindico Nanobio Technology.
In addition to the eAchiever awards, the BBDP gave the inaugural Harvey Award, which will be given annually to an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the entrepreneurial community. The first recipient of this award, for which it is named, was Dean Harvey, executive director of the UK Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship within the Gatton College of Business and Economics and co-founder of the Lexington Venture Club.
For information about the event and Lexington Venture Club, go to Lexingtonventureclub.com.
▪ Baptist Health Corbin, Lexington and Richmond received high patient safety scores in The Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Score survey. Baptist Health Corbin and Baptist Health Lexington both received A scores, while Baptist Health Richmond received a B.
The Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo