Business awards

Frost Brown Todd has been recognized by mid- and large-size companies as one of the nation's 30 top law firms in client service, according to an annual ranking published by BTI Consulting Group. FBT moves onto The BTI Client Service 30 for the first time, landing in the 25th spot in the survey. BTI is the leading provider of strategic research to law firms and general counsel.

Lynne McNees, IMG Associations executive in charge of the staff team for the International SPA Association, has been named one of the country's most influential leaders in the spa industry. McNees was selected as part of the magazine's annual Professional's Choice Awards.

Lawrence T. Smith, a volunteer with the Bluegrass American Diabetes Association, has been inducted into the Kentucky American Diabetes Association Hall of Fame. Smith is only the third Bluegrass inductee into the Kentucky Hall of Fame. He has been involved with the association since 1990 and, in 2008, was the recipient of the Wendell Mayes Award from the American Diabetes Association.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo