GLI_Logo_Bug_Blue_RGBGreater Louisville Inc. has announced the 30 companies in the running for the 2016 Inc.credible Awards, the chamber of commerce’s annual honors celebrating small businesses.

“The Inc.credible Awards are a chance for Greater Louisville to really celebrate all the small businesses that make our region unique and vibrant,” Kent Oyler, president & CEO of GLI, said in a news release. “We are always excited to see the innovative business solutions that are being pioneered by the smaller players in our community.”

The award winners will be announced at the Inc.credible Awards Luncheon on Aug. 19 at the Galt House. To attend the 2016 Inc.credible Awards, register here.

Here are the nominees (details provided by GLI):

Very Small Business of the Year Award (one-nine employees) presented by Mortenson Family Dental

The winning company exemplifies both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category.

Finalists: 

Small Business of the Year Award (10-100 employees) presented by Integrity HR

The winning company must exemplify both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices, and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category.

Finalists:

Advance Manufacturing & Logistics Award

This award will go to the manufacturing company that best demonstrates the use of effective, lean methodologies and techniques that focus on improvements in: quality; cost; productivity; physical waste reduction, and non-value adding activities; customer service; and safety.

Finalists:

Arts, Culture & Community Award

This award is presented to the small business that is seen as a leader in the Greater Louisville community. This business has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in Greater Louisville and sees community investment as a core part of the company’s values.

Finalists:


Innovation & Creativity Award

This award recognizes a small business that executes business initiatives which demonstrate innovative solutions for new and existing business needs. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, services, systems, technologies, developments, ventures, and undertakings.

Finalists:

Lifelong Wellness & Healthcare Award presented by Humana

This award recognizes a business that is taking steps to increase overall wellbeing, whether by introducing innovative solutions to the healthcare field or whether by implementing an organization-wide health and wellness program. The company must be committed to improving lifelong wellness for individuals inside and outside of their organization.

Finalists:

There will also be a People’s Choice Award, which can be voted on here. 



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