Awards and Certifications

From entrepreneurship to international success, we’re proud to be recognized for our passion, integrity and high standards.


Winner 2013 GLI ‘Inc.credible’ Small Business of the Year

Greater Louisville Inc. announced the winners of its 2013 Inc.credible Awards, which recognize outstanding small businesses in the Louisville region.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy,” GLI CEO Craig J. Richard said in a news release.

“They make up more than 99 percent of all employers and provide jobs to more than half of all private sector workers. This program provides us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate their achievements and their many contributions to our region.”

Entrants are judged on such factors as business and civic leadership, community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance.

Named to 2010 ICIC – Inc Magazine Inner City 100 List

Named to 2009 ICIC – Inc. Magazine Inner City 100 List

Named to 2008 ICIC – Inc. Magazine Inner City 100 List

Inner City 100 List

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC conducts research that highlights the competitive advantage of inner cities. The Inner City 100 is a ranking of fast-growing, competitive companies located in America’s inner cities. In 1999, ICIC created the Inner City 100 program to change perceptions about inner city business.

Chase Award for Commitment and Adherence
to Kosher Guidelines and Standards – June 2009

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Winner 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Award for
Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

Winner 2008 Alred P. Sloan Award

The When Work Works project partners are delighted to recognize 319 honorees of the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. Each of the honorees represents the best flexible and effective work practices and policies in the nation, and their employer data has been corroborated by their employees. These businesses truly understand that workplace effectiveness and flexibility are part of being an employer of choice today.

Named to High Impact Portfolio of Businesses in Louisville

High Impact Portfolio Award

The High Impact Program is a public/private partnership, initiated by Mayor Jerry Abramson, funded by Louisville Metro Government and administered by Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLIL) that identifies and serves fast growth companies, companies with the potential for fast growth and those companies that enable growth in others. This program focuses on companies of these types headquartered in Louisville that have a disproportionately higher impact on the metro area economy.

Received “Superior Rating” from AIB International in 2008

Superior Rating from AIB International

AIB International is world-renown for inspections. Their foundation is in the Consolidated Standards they have written and followed since 1919. AIB International auditors are full-time professionals. They have obtained either bachelor or advanced degrees in related fields of study and many have become certified as Registered Sanitarians by state or national examination. AIB International completes an extensive physical examination of a facility, its equipment and observation of practices at a “moment in time”. A certificate of participation is issued and in addition an achievement certificate for companies that receive a Superior rating.