Save-the-Date: Covington Business Excellence Awards Scheduled for May 10


The City of Covington is pleased to announce this year's finalists for the 2017 Covington Business Excellence Recognition Program! The winners of the City's third annual Business Recognition Program will be announced May 10, 2017 at the Madison Event Center. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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The following businesses were nominated in eight different categories and have moved forward as finalists from among over 130 nominations received in a public nomination process held from February 8 to March 20, 2017.

Congratulations to the Finalists in each of the following nomination categories:
Significant Business Growth*
  • Braxton Brewing Company
  • Grainwell
  • Legacy Financial Advisors, Inc.
Exceptional Customer Service
  • Amerasia
  • Inspirado
  • Klingenberg's Hardware
  • Left Bank Coffeehouse
  • Old Town Cafe
Innovation (Unique or Innovative Product or Service)*
  • Chroma Vino
  • Hotel Covington
  • Life Learning Center
  • St. Charles Community
Community Champion
  • Children, Inc.
  • Left Bank Coffeehouse
  • Point Perk
  • Roebling Point Coffee and Books
  • The River City News
  • Dee Felice Cafe
  • Klingenberg's Hardware
  • Motch Jewelers
  • Mother of God Catholic Church
  • Victory Battery
New Business (Minimum 1 yr, less than 3 yrs)
  • Bard's Burgers and Chili
  • Body by Bree
  • Braxton Brewing Company
  • Dogs-N-Style
  • Lisse Steakhuis
Out of the Box (Unique/Specialty Business)
  • Amerasia
  • Gutierrez Deli
  • Hotel Covington
  • Keep Your Shirt on Covington
  • The Globe
Exceptional Aesthetics (Stewardship, Beautification)*
  • Commonwealth Bistro
  • Left Bank Coffeehouse
  • Molly Malone's Irish Pub
  • The Village Pub
Spirit of Progress Award: The "Spirit of Progress"award, chosen by and presented by the City of Covington, recognizes a business or business person that has made notable contributions to the City's economic progress over the years and/or has been a valued partner in furthering the goals and interests of the City. The recipient of this special award will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 10.

*Please note: The City only received 4 nominations in this category


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  • Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Place: The Madison Event Center, 700 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY

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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.

The Covington Business Excellence Awards acknowledge businesses in the community that have contributed to the City's economic vitality and culminates with several recognitions at an award ceremony. The event is open and free to the public.

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.

50+ Years Covington Businesses include:
  • Frank's Men's Shop
  • Heringer Meats
  • T&W Printing
  • Klingenberg's Hardware
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Smith Muffler
  • A.F. Riedinger & Sons/Reliable Cleaners
  • Bressler & Co. CPAs
  • Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club
  • Dixie Chili & Deli
  • Middendorf Supply
  • Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home
  • Blank's Pharmacy
  • Herb & Thelma's
  • Covington Chili
  • Bilz Insurance
  • Connley Brothers Funeral Home
  • Landwehr Hardware
  • B&E Decorating Center/B&E Paints
  • Egelston Maynard Sports
  • American Sound & Electronics
  • CTS Packaging Inc.
  • Gliers Meats
  • Ken/API Builders Supply
  • Walther Auto Body
  • Ziegler Dance Studio
  • Steffen's Rental
  • John R. Green Co.
  • Kelly Bros. Home Center/Lumber Co.
  • White Castle
  • S&W Tire & Car
  • Crone's Auto Body
  • Baptist Towers (Baptist Life Communities)
  • Firestone Co.
  • B.J. Novelty
  • Corken Steel
  • D'Amico Tailor Shop
  • Papas Candies
  • Swilly's Auto Sales
  • Taylor Brothers Inc.
  • Victory Battery
  • Economy Market
  • Batson & Associates
  • St. Charles Care Center
  • Richard G. Kemper Inc.
  • Theatre House Inc.
  • ACB American Inc./United Recovery
  • Gateway Glass & Glazing
  • Rosedale Manor/Rosedale Green
  • Taliaferro, Carran & Cowherd, PLLC
  • Latonia Bait & Tackle
  • Corbin Auto Body
  • Cork-N-Bottle
  • Northkey
  • Pediatric Care of KY PSC
  • Regional Reps Corp.
  • Restoration Society
  • Corporex Companies Inc.
  • Panorama Apts.
  • Blau Mechanical, Inc.
  • Lloyd's Roller Rink

100+ Years Covington Businesses include:
  • Allison & Rose Funeral Home
  • Motch Jewelers
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Rusk Heating & Cooling
  • Fedders Feed & Seed
  • Truitt Roofing
  • Linnemann Funeral Homes (Serenity Funeral Care)
  • Kentucky Federal Savings & Loan
  • Citizens Federal Savings & Loan
  • Covington Ladies Home
  • Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing Law Firm
  • D.C. Morrison Co.
  • Anthe Machine Works
  • Swindler & Currin Funeral Home
  • Riggs Hearing & Vision
  • Boeckley/Ruwe Pharamacy


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