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Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards Breakfast slated for May 10

Morehead State University’s 20th Annual Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards Breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Boyd County Community Center, 15606 State Route 180, in Catlettsburg.

“This year, we received 40 amazing nominations in nine categories," said Kim Jenkins, event coordinator. "We expect 250-plus to attend including nominees and their guests, sponsors, and individual and company reservations. Although we cannot disclose this year’s award winners, we can tell you there are winners from each of the three counties.”

Rob Johnson, of WSAZ News Channel 3, will serve as master of ceremonies.

This year’s event was coordinated by the Morehead State University/Ashland Small Business Development Center, and some of the area's top leaders in banking, economic development, business and industry, and education including representatives from Ashland Alliance, Ashland Community and Technical College, Ashland Convention and Visitors Bureau, The BlackHorse Farm, City National Bank, Community Trust Bank, FIVCO-ADD, Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northeast Kentucky.

This year’s award nominees are:

Boyd County (20 nominees): A Brighter Future, Air Extreme Heating and Air, Ashland Vinyl, Bluegrass Mama Creations, CAB's Catering, CTB, Double Drizzle, Debra Fazenbaker, Graffix Connection, Health and Safety Sciences, Jimmy John’s, McLeod's Body Shop, Pawn Shop Express/Music Box Express, Poppin Tags, Premier Pet Salon, Purse-n-Ality, Route 5 Carpet Outlet, Slone Refrigeration, Tin Woof! Inn and Tri-State Floor Covering

Carter County (11 nominees): Bush's Ribbon Rose Floral, Dan and Mindy Click, Covenant Cable, John B. Dean, CPA, Grayson Truck & Trailer, J. F. Lewis and Co. Furniture Store, Kiser’s Tax Service, RC Wealth Management, Sage Boutique, Southern Charm Boutique and Trixie's Treasures

Greenup County (9 nominees): Advanced Primary Care, Advanced Weapons Technology, Coach Jones Antiques, Collectibles & Estate Sales, Enersurv, Heritage Services, Marine Diving Services, Milestones Therapy Center, Paradise Pools and Spas, Tri-State Vinyl and Supplies

Seats are $15 per person and reservations will be accepted through Tuesday, May 1.

For additional information or reservations, call 606-329-8011.