Business awards

The Kentucky Society of the American Institute of Architects presented awards to the following individuals and firms in recognition of outstanding service to AIA Kentucky and the profession of architecture in Kentucky: David R. Proffitt, GBBN Architects, Louisville, C. Julian Oberwarth Award; Omni Architects, Lexington, Distinguished Firm Award; Louis Ryan Hugg Jr., Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort, Scott E. Kremer, Studio Kremer Architects, Louisville, and Martha R. Tarrant, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington, Distinguished Service Awards; John I. "Jack" Trawick, Center for Neighborhoods, Louisville, Michael J. Hammons, Vision 2015, Covington, John Russell Groves Citizens Laureate Award; Bill Johnston, preservation advocate, Lexington, Honorary Membership; and William K. "Bill" Howard (1938-2008), architectural hardware consultant, Nicholasville, Allied Professional Award.

Dr. Jacob Bullock has been named one of North America's best chiropractors in the book Setting Things Straight. Bullock is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and is the owner of Bullock Family Chiropractic, located at 152 West Zandale Drive.

Central Baptist Hospital has received three-year accreditations from the Society of Chest Pain Centers and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Central Baptist was the first hospital in Central Kentucky to be designated a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers in 2005. The recent re-accreditation comes with a new, higher-level designation, Chest Pain Center with PCI, which stands for Percutaneous Catheter Intervention. The PCI designation denotes that Central Baptist meets or exceeds benchmarks for rapidly diagnosing an acute heart attack, proceeding with a heart catheterization and intervening with appropriate treatment. The hospital also received re-accreditation with commendation, the highest level of accreditation granted from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Jessica DuMaurier, epidemiology and preparedness team leader at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, has received the Balderson Leadership Project Award given by the National Public Health Leadership Development Network. DuMaurier was part of a group project "Motivating At-Risk Kentuckians to Colon Cancer Screening," for the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute. Team members included Angela Champion, Irene Centers and Amy Young with Jennifer Redmond, program director of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, serving as their mentor. The group produced a one-hour live call-in show that allowed people to speak to doctors and nurses about colon cancer. This is the first time a Kentucky team has won the national award.

Lexington Public Library Director Kathleen Imhoff has been awarded the Southeastern Library Association's Rothrock Award. The biennial award honors a librarian who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to the development of Southeastern libraries. Imhoff also received a Louisville Slugger baseball bat engraved with her name for serving as the Southeastern Library Association's president for the next two years.

The Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association has awarded Dr. Charles E. Eastin, Lexington, with its Distinguished Service award, and Dr. Barbara A. Schmidt, Union, with the 2008 Veterinarian of the Year award.

The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau has been awarded five Traverse Awards at the Kentucky Tourism Council's annual conference. The LCVB received three first-place awards and two second-place awards. First-place awards were given for a Chicago television ad, the Top 10 ad series, and the Chicago marketing campaign. The second-place awards were for monthly newsletters and for a promotional video showcasing Lexington's Bluegrass region. The LCVB partners with Preston-Osborne, a marketing communications and research firm, to develop advertising and marketing campaigns.

University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace Innovation has honored the following local companies as recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for workplace flexibility: Ashland Terrace Retirement Home, Lexmark International, Smiley Pete Publishing, Benefit Insurance Marketing, Potter and Co., United Way of the Bluegrass, JRA Architects, and Woodward, Hobson and Fulton. Applicants and winners of the Alfred P. Sloan awards were benchmarked against other national companies regarding their implementation of effective workplace flexibility practices. The eight Lexington-based companies that won the award placed in the top five percent of companies nationwide.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo