Small business award nominations sought

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is now accepting nominations for its annual Pacesetter Business Recognition Program. The program recognizes businesses that "are changing the economic landscape of Kentucky by introducing innovative products, increasing sales and/or production, boosting employment, and serving the communities of the Commonwealth," the Center said in a news release.

To be eligible, businesses must employ at least six full-time workers, including the owner; have sales at or above $500,000, and demonstrated intent to grow based on factors like hiring and entrepreneurial leadership.

Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations are due by Dec. 15 and forms can be accessed at