Announcing Venue Sponsor for 2017 Business Excellence Awards!

For its third year, The Covington Business Excellence Awards proudly welcomes The Madison Event Center as its official Venue/Hospitality Sponsor. The Madison Event Center is conveniently located on the corner of Madison Avenue and 7th Street. 

The date and time of the Award ceremony will soon be announced. 

What's your Favorite Covington Business? 

Nominations will be accepted until March 17, 2017, 4:00 P.M.

Please note, the links to the nomination forms have been updated to fix any issues that were recently brought to our attention. If you had any difficulties previously, please take a moment and try again to nominate a great Covington business.

The program acknowledges businesses in the community that have contributed to the City's economic vitality and culminates with several recognitions at an award ceremony. Open to the public, the event is scheduled to take place this coming May.

Award Categories and Eligibility

All businesses operating in the City of Covington are eligible.  Businesses can be nominated for any one of the following categories (businesses nominated more than once may only move forward as a finalist in one category):

  • Significant Business Growth
  • History/Longevity  
  • Community Champion  (Enhancements, Involvement, Contributions to the local community)
  • Innovation  (Introduction of a Unique or Innovative Product or Service in their field/industry)
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • New Business (business must be at least one year old and less than three years old)
  • Out of the Box (Unique/Specialty Business)  
  • Exceptional Aesthetics (Exterior Stewardship/Beautification - demonstrating attention to the exterior appearance of their presence in Covington) New for 2017!

Businesses that have been in business for 100+ years and 50+ years will receive special recognition. Please note that records do not properly reflect business start dates in some cases. As a result, the process is largely dependent on the information we receive through the nomination process.

The program will also give recognition to our Top 25 Employers and Top 25 Growth Businesses, along with recognition for the finalists and winners nominated during the public nomination process.

All nominated businesses must be in possession of a valid occupational license, zoning permit and be in good standing with the City of Covington before qualifying for an award.

How to Nominate a Business

Nominations may be submitted by anyone who loves to live, shop, dine, work, play or innovate in Covington. If you are a business who is nominating yourself, please tell us about your successes. You may nominate as many businesses as you would like!  Just use a separate nomination form / online submission for each.

Creativity is welcome! If you want to provide visuals, videos, storyboards, or other things, please email drop them off at City Hall, attention:  Suzann Gettys, Business Development Specialist.         


Please call Suzann Gettys in the Business Development Division at 859-292-2163.