Award Winners for Business Excellence Program

COVINGTON, KY - There is a lot of good going on in the Covington business community!

At the Covington Business Excellence 2015 event, held at The Madison Event Center this week, awards were given to businesses that are making a name for themselves and for Covington, as well as to long-standing and notable businesses in the community.

Created last year as an opportunity to say 'thank you' to both large and small businesses that comprise our commercial community, the City of Covington was pleased to formally recognize the hard work of these companies in what will be an annual event.

By creating this ceremony to recognize the many businesses in the City that work hard every day and help build the local economy, we get a chance to highlight the positive and innovative changes happening right here in Covington.

Award Winners

Winners in the following categories come from a public nomination process that received over 120 submissions:

Spirit of Progress Award:  Braxton Brewing Co.

Significant Business Growth Category: TiER1 Performance Solutions

Exceptional Customer Service:  Klingenberg Hardware

Community Champion Category (Involvement/Enhancements/Contributions) Category: Donna Salyers Fabulous-Furs

Innovation Category (Unique or Innovative Product or Service): Madison Theater

History/Longevity Category:  Covington Ladies Home

New Business Category:  Sugarcube Records

Specialty Retail Category:  Motch Jewelers

Other Businesses were recognized for their longevity, high growth and employment.  They included:

100+ years
Adams Stepner Woltermann & Dusing Law Firm
Allison & Rose Funeral Home
Anthe Machine Works
Citizens Federal Savings & Loan
D C Morrison Co
Fedders Feed & Seed
Kentucky Federal Savings & Loan
Linnemann Funeral Homes (Serenity Funeral Care)
Motch Jewelers
Rusk Heating & Cooling
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Swindler & Currin Funeral Home

50+ Years
ACB American Inc / United Recovery
American Sound & Electronics
Ashland Inc
B J Novelty 
Batson & Associates
Bilz Insurance
Blank's Pharmacy
Bressler & Co CPAs
Connley Bros Funeral Home
Corbin Auto Body
Cork -N- Bottle
Corken Steel 
Corporex Companies Inc.
CTS Packaging Inc
Economy Market
Egelston Maynard Sports
Frank's Men’s Shop
Glier’s Meats
Herb & Thelma's
Heringer Meats 
John R Green Co
Kelly Bros Home Center / Lumber Co.
Ken / API Builders Supply
Klingenberg's Hardware
Landwehr Hardware
Latonia Bait & Tackle
Middendorf Supply
Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home
Panorama Apts
Papas Candies
Pediatric Care Of Ky Psc
Richard G Kemper Inc
Riggs Hearing & Vision
Rosedale Green (Rosedale Manor)
S & W Tire & Car Care
Smith Muffler
St Charles Care Center
Steffen's Rental
Swilly's Auto Sales
T & W Printing
Taylor Brothers Inc
Theatre House Inc
Walther Auto Body
White Castle

Top 10 Employers (Biggest Employers by payroll tax revenue)
Covington Board of Education
Club Chef
State of Kentucky
Atkins & Pearce
Ashland Inc
St Elizabeth
Catholic Board Of Education
Rosedale Green 

Top 10 Growth Businesses (over prior year's payroll tax revenue)
Summit Medical Group
DBA Direct Inc
Megacorp Logistics
Atkins & Pearce Performance
Lexus Rivercenter
Iofina Chemical Inc
Covington Board of Education
Ashland Inc.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! And thank you to everyone who helped make this year's event such a success!