National business award applications now accepted

Award applications are now available for Lexington employers interested in applying for the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. The Sloan Awards are part of When Work Works, a national, community-based initiative to highlight the importance of workplace flexibility as a strategy to enhance businesses' competitive advantage in the global economy and to help both employers and employees succeed. Lexington was selected as one of 30 cities nationally to participate in the program.

The short, free application process includes an online questionnaire for employers. Employers who apply will be benchmarked against national standards, and the top 20 percent will be recognized as Sloan Award winners in a full-page advertisement in USA Today, the Congressional Record, local media and at a local award ceremony. All employer applicants will also receive benchmarking reports that can be used in promotional materials or used as tools to shape business practices.

Applications from Lexington employers must be submitted by April 14. There is no cost to apply. For more information call (859) 296-1089 Ext. 226 or go to

Rolex Kentucky volunteers needed

UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital needs volunteers during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, dressage, cross country and jumping. Volunteer opportunities are available April 22-27.

In appreciation of the work of volunteers on behalf of Kentucky Children's Hospital, the organizers of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event make a significant donation to the hospital.

All volunteers receive the following benefits: an admission pass that can be used each of the four days of the event; volunteer parking pass; one lunch ticket; store discount of 20 percent (does not apply to clearance shop). Contact Loralyn Cecil, Kentucky Children's Hospital, at or (859) 257-1106 to volunteer.