Amy Ellis 
The Center for Rural Development 


Monday September 14, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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The Center for Rural Development 
2292 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501

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You’re Invited to the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Luncheon!


The Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, and The Center for Rural Development invite you to attend a luncheon honoring the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) winners of Eastern and Southern Kentucky. This year’s awards will be given to entrepreneurs in four categories:  For-Profit Business; Start-Up Business; Not-for-Profit Entity; and Young Entrepreneur.

The primary purpose of the EIEA is to recognize and promote individuals in the region who have exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit by creating and managing a successful business enterprise. As a direct result of their efforts, jobs are created and new dollars flow through neighboring businesses, strengthening the foundation and fabric of our local communities. By highlighting these success stories, we provide both encouragement and “best practice” models for aspiring entrepreneurs to emulate.

The award finalists will be honored and winners announced at a special luncheon on Monday, September 14, 2015 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. 

This is the thirteenth year the awards have been offered to celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in our region.  Small businesses, and the entrepreneurs behind them, are the backbone of our state the economy and a key driver for recovery in Eastern and Southern Kentucky. 

 Please attend the awards luncheon and help us recognize these entrepreneurs for their accomplishments which serve as inspiration for others in creating economic growth and long-term sustainability for the region.