▪ The Public Relations Society of America’s Thoroughbred Chapter has named Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank, as its 2015 Communicator of the Year. Tom Harris, vice president for University Relations at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
▪ Jennifer Miracle, Kentucky Community and Technical College System contract manager, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement. The award recognizes those who provide extraordinary service to their institutions, the higher education community, the association or the purchasing profession.
Miracle has been a KCTCS employee for 17 years, 15 of which have been in procurement. Earlier this year, the Kentucky Public Procurement Association awarded Miracle the Values and Guiding Principles Award. She currently serves as vice president of the Kentucky National Association of Education Procurement.
▪ The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes, located at 800 North Limestone Street, with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business award, joining nearly 1,200 businesses from across the country. With the announcement of 76 new and renewing BFBs this year, Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes joins 1,197 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C.
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▪ U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Richmond-based Lectrodryer with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
Lectrodryer is an engineer and manufacturer of process solutions and specialty-drying systems for the removal of humidity and other impurities from air, gases and liquids.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo