region’s economy begins to recover, small businesses and entrepreneurs
will be the fuel that powers further growth and expansion well into the
This in mind, nominations
are being sought for the 2010 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards
(EIEA). These awards seek to celebrate success in entrepreneurship by
recognizing businesspeople and entrepreneurs in 55 Kentucky counties—including Russell County—who
have created and are managing a successful enterprise.
The Excellence in
Entrepreneurship Awards program is sponsored by Eastern
Kentucky University’s (EKU) College of Business
and Technology, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, and The
Center for Rural Development. It honors Southern and Eastern Kentucky
entrepreneurs for their economic success, community contributions, and
operational achievements in a business or non-profit organization.
will be received in four categories:
· Business (in
existence five or more years with greater than 25 employees)
Business (in existence five or more years with 25 or less
· Start-Up (in existence less than five years)
Entity (in existence at least six months)
are judged on the economic success of the enterprise, contributions to
the community, job creation, and operational achievement as measured by
innovative business practices, superior safety achievement, and superior
download a copy of the 2010 EIEA nomination form, please visit www.eiea.eku.edu. A nomination form
may also be downloaded from The Center for Rural Development’s website, www.centertech.com,
by clicking on the Excellence in Entrepreneurship link.
may be submitted by any individual or business and must be received by
the EIEA nomination committee on or before the June 1
deadline. Interested parties can also e-mail the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the EKU
College of Business and Technology at (859) 622-2334.
year’s finalists and award recipients will be recognized at a luncheon
on Monday, Sept. 13, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.