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Farmers Bank

 2016  Paul Sullivan Award Nomination

  Paul P. Sullivan was a Frankfort native, President of Farmers Bank from 1965 until his untimely death in 1980, and an unselfish philanthropist.
   Mr. Sullivan’s leadership created benchmarks in Frankfort’s progress and prosperity that may never be equaled.  He helped to organize the Frankfort Industrial Foundation in the 1960’s that was able to purchase Frankfort’s first industrial park and he spent 10 years raising money for the YMCA both to get construction started and to ultimately pay off the debt.  As Chairman of the Plant Board he played a major part in keeping utility rates at a minimum while overseeing the building of the water treatment facility.  Mr. Sullivan also helped to guide the construction of the Capital Plaza, the Farmers Bank main office, was involved in refurbishing the former Southern Hotel as a residence for the city’s elderly, and in restoring the railroad depot on Broadway.
  In 1981, the Chamber began honoring the memory of Paul Sullivan with an annual award in his name presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community.
Please submit your nominations for the Paul Sullivan Award
by 12:00 p.m. on February 12, 2016 to the Chamber office at
Please provide a brief bio on your nominee.
The Annual Meeting Planning Committee will review all nominations and our 2016 Paul Sullivan Award winner will be named at the Chamber Annual meeting on Friday, February 26, 2016.

 Do you know of a business that:
> Demonstrates an economic enhancement to the area;
> Provides service to the community; and
>Enhances the community image and enriches community life?
If so, it’s time they were recognized!
please take a moment to nominate area businesses for our
Rising Star Award & Chamber Business of the Year 

2016 Rising Star Award Nominations Open

This award was designed to recognize that starting a business requires a unique blend of vision, energy, perseverance and talent.  This award will be given to a business that has gotten off to a strong start and exhibits the potential for growing into a prosperous enterprise in the future.
* Nominee must be a Frankfort or Franklin County business in
    good standing with business licensing.
*  Nominee must be a business enterprise for 1 to 5 years.
Things to Consider:
*  Enhancing Economic Development
*  Expansion of opportunities for employees and employee
*  Outstanding Customer Service
*  Response to challenges and adversity
*  Dedication to quality
*  Product development and uniqueness
*  Noteworthy accomplishments
Community Involvement
*  Involvement in local charities
*  Encourages and supports employee involvement in
    community activities
*  Volunteering on projects that make Frankfort and Franklin
    County a better place to live
*  Noteworthy accomplishments
Nomination Deadline is February 12, 2016
Nominate to the Chamber at chamber@frankfortky.info

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2016 Business of the Year Award 

This award is designed to recognize Chamber member businesses for their noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing support of the Frankfort Chamber, and significant community involvement.
The nominees will have made a visible contribution that reflects commercial growth and achievement, innovation, and creativity within their business and community involvement.
(1) Timeliness of the Award… This takes into account a significant
     milestone events and the longevity of the business in the
     community… How long has the establishment been in business?
(2) Employee Impact…Does the business provide family friendly work
     environment, benefits, training of employees, etc.?
(3) Successfulness…Has the business been able to survive the ripples
     in the economy, the effects of competition and market changes?
(4) Business Impact…Is the business well-managed?  Is the
     management philosophy consistent with stability, growth, ethical
     business practices, and continuing improvement of the business?
(5) Community Impact…Does the business provide support, resources
     and volunteers to work on broader  community projects,
     committees and efforts that have a positive effect on the Frankfort
     community and provide community leadership?
(6) Chamber Impact… Does that business provide support, resources
      and volunteers to work on committees or projects that have a
      positive effect on the Frankfort Area Chamber?
(7) And finally, the Broader Message to be Conveyed… Is there
     something special about this business that can be useful to others
     in the community? Can others draw on their successful
     techniques?  Are there messages that we can all benefit from?
Nomination Deadline is February 12, 2016
Please return nomination forms to:
Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
100 Capital Avenue * Frankfort, KY 40601
The recipient of this award will be chosen by the Frankfort Chamber Annual Meeting Committee. The Frankfort Chamber Member Business of the Year Award will be presented at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Friday, February 26, 2016.

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Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
100 Capital Ave
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

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