Best Places to Work contest opens

The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are accepting applications through Oct. 29 for the seventh annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition.

The program is intended to recognize workplace excellence, which studies show leads to happier employees, greater productivity and higher profitability.

Registration information and more details are online at

Winners will be selected in two categories: Companies with 25 to 249 employees and those with 250 or more. Award winners will be announced in January and recognized at a ceremony April 20 in Lexington.