■ Stuart Lowenthal of Lexington has been awarded the Donald H. Lange Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kentucky chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. The award recognizes physical therapists who have demonstrated vision, leadership and creativity.
A 1964 Duke University graduate, Lowenthal was physical therapy director at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington for 14 years. Lowenthal helped found many local businesses including Fitness Pro; his private practice, Lowenthal Physical Therapy, which he operated for 17 years; American Rehabilitation Group, a company that placed physical therapists throughout the state; and Health Screenings, a company that helped truckers deal with back pain, fatigue, and sleep apnea. In 2003, he launched what is now known as The Little Clinic, a retail-based immediate care clinic inside select Kroger stores. Kroger later purchased the business.
■ The Kentucky Chamber presented Rep. Susan Westrom of Lexington with the Chamber MVP Award on Oct. 2. Westrom was among a group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions supporting Kentucky's business community during the 2014 General Assembly.
The chamber's MVP award recipients displayed more than just a business-friendly voting record; they also went out of their way, and at times across party lines, to support or oppose an issue critical to the business climate in Kentucky. To see how these and other legislators voted on business issues during the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly view the chamber's Results for Business publication at Kychamber.com/ results-2014.
■ Life Learning Center in Covington; Kevin Connelly, executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville; and Glenn D. Leveridge, board member of Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, have been selected as recipients of awards to be presented by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network during the 12th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum awards luncheon Oct. 29 at the Lexington Convention Center.
Life Learning Center was selected as recipient of the 2014 Innovative Nonprofit Award. The center's mission is to provide at-risk people with the tools, accountability and support that will allow them to succeed permanently.
Connelly was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award. The mission of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence is to co-create a vibrant, exemplary nonprofit community in Greater Louisville through collaboration, shared learning, advocacy and the promotion of innovation and excellence.
Leveridge was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Board Leadership Award. Hindman Settlement School, the first and most successful rural social settlement school in America, provides education and service opportunities for people of the mountains while keeping them mindful of their heritage. Leveridge, president of the Central Bank/ Winchester market, was selected for his outstanding service and leadership, especially during a period of transition at the school.
Register for the Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum by Oct. 20. Individual tickets and tables at the awards luncheon only on Oct. 29 also are available. More information is available at Kynonprofits.org/forum or by calling (859) 963-3203, Ext. 4.
■ Critchfield Meats' Wholesale Division has successfully completed a third-party audit inspection by SAI Global for Good Manufacturing Practices with an overall score of superior. The company's wholesale division is an Approved Certified Distributor for Sodexo, Aramark and Integra, who are contractually approved management companies in food service for such places as the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Georgetown College, Berea College, Toyota and Transylvania University. Critchfield Meats' Wholesale Division supplies meat to its retail store as well as to many restaurants and hotels throughout Kentucky. It is also the approved certified distributor for Kentucky Proud meats for the state Department of Agriculture.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo