Business Awards: George Nelson Ridings, Robert Riggs, Tim Sprague honored

Tim Sprague

Central Baptist Hospital is the first health care facility in the United States to receive the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. The accreditation program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Chest Pain Centers, recognizes centers that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The AHA's overall goal for Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation is to significantly reduce cardiac deaths.

George Nelson Ridings has been named agent of the year in the Kentucky General Office of New York Life Insurance Co., 920 Barnes Mill Road.

A New York Life agent for 19 years, Ridings received the award in recognition of outstanding sales achievement and exemplary client service and professionalism. He was named Kentucky agent of the year in 2005 and 2007.

Robert Riggs, president/owner of Riggs Sales Service in Lexington, has been given the highest recognition an associate member of the Home Builders Association of Kentucky can receive, The Gilbert E. Kittle Honored Associate Award for 2011.

Tim Sprague, treasury management officer for Fifth Third Bank, has been granted the designation of Certified Treasury Professional by the Association of Financial Professionals.

Fitness Revolution, a personal training franchise based in Elizabethtown, has been named No. 1 in franchisee satisfaction for all mid-size franchise systems and No. 1 for all fitness franchises in the country by Franchise Business Review's FBR 50. Fitness Revolution has seven franchises in Kentucky, including one in Lexington owned by Molly Galbraith and Jim Laird.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo