■ Jeffrey C. Todd, a financial adviser at Northwestern Mutual's Lexington office has qualified for the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. This is the fourth time Todd has earned this honor, which recognizes financial representatives for their competence and dedication to the insurance industry and their clients. Todd has been associated with Northwestern Mutual since 1991.
■ Lexington resident and architect Sarah House Tate and Lexington-based Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation have received the 2014 Helen Dedman Preservation Advocate Award for excellence in historic preservation advocacy. Three Lexington residents served on the committee: Margie Jacobs of Tate Hill Jacobs Architects, who chaired the event; Grady Walters of Stablemate Creative, who secured the venue: Ward Hall; and Johan Graham, board treasurer of AU Associates, was a presenter.
■ Dean Langdon, a member of DelCotto Law Group's Lexington office, has been named the 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Lexington in the Litigation — Bankruptcy field by Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community, is honored as a Lawyer of the Year. For more information about Dean Langdon or DelCotto Law Group, go to Dlgfirm.com.
■ LM Communications Broadcast Media Group was named the 2014 Small Business of the Year by Commerce Lexington at its Salute to Small Business Awards luncheon recently. LM Communications was chosen from seven different category winners and will have the opportunity to be submitted by the Bluegrass Small Business Development Center for state and national recognition through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Founded by president and CEO Lynn Martin, LM Communications is Lexington's only locally-owned radio group and is celebrating 30 years in business. The company includes five radio stations in Lexington, two in Charleston, S.C., five in Charleston, W. Va., and sales agreements with two other stations.
Salute to Small Business category award winners were:
Legacy Award: Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services
Innovation Award: Integrity IT
Phoenix Award: NTSG
Business Success Award: LM Communications Broadcast Media Group
Minority Business Award: TravelHost of the Bluegrass
Green Initiative Award: Comfort and Process Solutions
Nonprofit Award: Radio Eye
Find out more about each of the category award winners at Commercelexington.com/events/celebration.aspx.
■ The Kentucky Medical Association has recognized three physicians and a high school athletics administrator for their work to improve the health of the community.
Lexington ophthalmologist Dr. Brian T. Nolan received the KMA Community Service Award for enhancing community activity and leadership throughout the state and the world while he served in the military.
Julian Tackett, Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner, was honored with the KMA Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson of the Year Award for enhancing high school sporting events and for his dedication to the good health of all Kentucky high school athletes.
Dr. Andrew R. Pulito, a Lexington teacher, mentor, and clinician with the University of Kentucky, received the KMA Educational Achievement Award for his contribution in medical and medically related education.
Dr. Donald R. Neel, an Owensboro pediatrician, received the KMA Distinguished Service Award for his work within organized medicine as well as his leadership within the Owensboro community.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo