■ Jed Kerkhoff, a vice president with Assured Neace Lukens in Lexington, has been named a 2015 Rising Star by Employee Benefit Adviser. Kerkhoff was chosen as one of 20 people to receive this national award, which recognizes top benefit advisers, 35 and younger, who are making a difference in the benefits industry. Kerkhoff specializes in plan design, analysis and implementation of self-funded and fully insured benefits for large and small employers. He has been with Assured Neace Lukens for nine years and is an active member of his community, including the Lexington Charity Club, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington Dream Factory and Southland Christian Church.
■ Green's Toyota of Lexington will be honored by Toyota Motor Sales USA with two of the company's highest dealer awards for 2014: The Customer First Advisory Board Award, which honors Toyota's top 50 dealerships for parts and service customer satisfaction, and the President's Award, which pays homage to Toyota dealerships throughout the United States that achieve high standards of performance in all facets of the automotive dealer profession, including vehicle and parts sales, service and customer satisfaction.
Green's Toyota of Lexington is at 630 East New Circle Road, Lexington. For more information on the dealership, call 1-888-603-0006 or go to Greenstoyotaoflexington.com.
■ Creative Lodging Solutions' CEO Michael Tetterton has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Awards in the Ohio Valley Region. The program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced June 4 in Cincinnati.
■ Safelite AutoGlass, the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement, has been recognized by the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission with an Earth Day award for its contribution to environmental protection.
Safelite's Kentucky locations have recycled more than 43,000 windshields, saving more than 756 tons of waste, and recycled nearly 40 tons of cardboard in 2014.
On a national level, Safelite recycled more than 1.3 million windshields in 2014, saving more than 23,000 tons of waste from the landfill. Safelite is the only vehicle glass company with a wide-scale windshield recycling program.
■ Baptist Health Lexington has received the Get With The Guidelines—Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation's secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.
This is the second year that Baptist Health Lexington has been recognized with a quality achievement award for heart failure care. Get With The Guidelines—Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo