Nominations sought for outstanding entrepreneurs in Hardin County

October 3, 2017

Do you know a great Hardin County entrepreneur? Now is your chance to shine the spotlight on them!

Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Hardin County Entrepreneurial Awards. Winners will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, as we celebrate innovative entrepreneurs in our community.

Submit nomination form online:
Or email nomination info to
Please feel free to nominate more than one person or business, but submit a separate form for each nominee.

Award Categories:
Dr. Robert E. Robbins Entrepreneur of the Year
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (under 35)
Cultural Impact Entrepreneur of the Year
Start-up of the Year
Scale-up of the Year

Provide the following information:
1. Nominated for which category
2. Nominee’s name, phone number and email address
3. Describe the nominee and his/her business.
4. Describe how your nominee exhibits the traits of an entrepreneur (willingness to take risk, personal drive, focus, perseverance, innovation and business acumen).
5. What makes this business different/special?
6. Provide any additional information relevant to this category (job growth, employee relations, community relations, mentoring other entrepreneurs, philanthropy, etc.).

2016 Honorees:
Entrepreneur of the Year: Dr. Robert E. Robbins
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Phil Taul
Start-up of the Year: Schedule It and Atlas Development Group (tie)
Cultural Impact Entrepreneur: Kevin Addington

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Program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I funds through the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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