Small business award applications sought

Commerce Lexington is now accepting applications for its annual small business awards.

The program has been expanded for 2010 to include eight categories: green initiative, innovation, Legacy Award, minority business, non-profit, Phoenix Award, small business and young entrepreneur. The awards have also been expanded to include small businesses with fewer than 100 employees instead of those with just 50 or less.

Winners will be recognized at a Nov. 5 luncheon.

To be eligible, businesses must be members of Commerce Lexington and have been in operation for three or more years.

Applications are available at The application deadline is Sept. 30.