The City Proudly Announces the 2017 Business Excellence Awards Finalists!


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
Visit our website for event information or  RSVP to attend by clicking here!

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