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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, Eligibility and Process

All businesses operating in the City of Covington were eligible to participate in the awards program.  Businesses were nominated during a public nomination process from January 31 through March 21 for 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)


Finalists and Winners in the public nomination categories will be recognized, as well as our Top 25 Employers and Top 25 Growth Businesses. Longevity Businesses (that have been in business for 100+ years and 50+ years) will also 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.

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.

Please call Suzann Gettys in the Business Development Division at 859-292-2133.