Business Awards: Jan. 17

J. David Porter, an attorney with Stites & Harbison's Lexington office, has been named Lexington Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and largest peer review publications in the legal profession.

■ The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has named Alicia Modenback, an engineer in training, to its class of 2011 New Faces of ASABE. The class of 2011 contains 10 ASABE members, all 30 years of age or younger, with outstanding early-career achievements. The class of 2011 was unveiled at ASABE's Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference in Atlanta in early January.

Al Isaac, president of NAI Isaac Commercial Properties, has been inducted into the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Isaac was featured in Midwest Real Estate News' Hall of Fame issue, a special edition highlighting the careers of the most accomplished commercial real estate professionals in the Midwest.

Blue & Co. has been named one of the 2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group. Blue & Co. was ranked the eighth best firm to work for in the large firm category. Blue & Co. is an independent accounting and advisory firm with offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

■ The Lexington Clinic John D. Cronin Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Woodford Van Meter, medical director of Lexington-based Lions Eye Bank of Lexington - Vision Share, has received the 2010 R. Townley Paton Award during the EBAA/Cornea Society Educational Symposium, in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The award is the EBAA's highest honor for corneal surgeons and is presented annually to a deserving ophthalmologist. Van Meter is professor of ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky and has been active in EBAA since 1994.

Henkel Denmark has been awarded the 2010 Greater Lexington Apartment Association People's Choice Award for best company. The award was voted on by all GLAA member communities representing the 19,000 apartment units in the greater Lexington area.

Broadway Collision Center has been named one of the Top 10 collision repair shops in the country according to Automotive Body Repair News, a monthly trade publication serving the collision repair industry. Broadway Collision and Repair Center is owned by Doug Trulock and is located at the corner of Broadway and Angliana Avenue.

Frost Brown Todd has been ranked 12th in the nation for superior client service and has again been included in the Client Service 30 in the annual BTI Consulting Group Client Service A-Team Report, an annual survey ranking the top performing law firms in client service.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo