Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Presents Statewide Award to Louisville Business
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today
recognized ID+A, Inc., a Kentucky company with facilities in Louisville and
Lexington, as the inaugural small business winner of her offices “Corporations
for the Commonwealth” award.
Grimes, the state’s chief business officer and chief
advocate for civic engagement, launched the program earlier this year to
recognize Kentucky businesses that demonstrate a commitment to corporate
giving, a drive to improve local and/or regional social conditions and a
culture of giving within their organizations.
may be small, but its contributions are mighty, earning it a place on Metro
United Way’s Terrific 25 for per-employee giving,” said Grimes. “Its commitment
to Louisville goes far beyond its economic investment and the 40 workers it
employs. I’m excited to recognize ID+A’s exemplary corporate citizenship by
designating it as the first-ever small business Corporations for the
mission is to combine innovative and interior design principles with
leading-edge furniture solutions to create efficient, healthful and fun work
environments for its customers. ID+A’s Louisville location was established in
addition to Metro United Way, ID+A is actively involved with organizations like
Cabbage Patch, Family Scholar House, Louisville Nature Center, as well as
foundations with Norton Healthcare, Appalachian Regional Health, and Baptist
Health. The company encourages its employees to also adopt a civic-oriented
philosophy, offering paid leave to support charitable causes.
congratulate ID+A for its excellence in both the business and public sectors,”
said Grimes. “More than 100,000 businesses have started in the Commonwealth
since I took office, and I’m proud to spearhead this initiative to honor those,
like ID+A, that go out of their way to improve their communities.”
Eley, ID+A’s CEO, said, “At ID+A, we think it’s important to improve not just
workspaces, but also the communities in which we live and work. We are glad to
have the opportunity to give back and humbled to receive this award.”
recognizes one large (more than 50 employees) and one small (50 employees or
fewer) organization quarterly through a nomination process that is open to the
public. Ventra Plastics was previously announced as the inaugural large
business winner. The deadline to submit nominations for the period ending
Sept. 30 is Oct. 2.
Since taking office in 2012, Grimes has helped to
grow Kentucky’s economy and give the green light to small businesses. For
example, in addition to expanding and improving the Business One
Stop Portal, Grimes has supported legislation that creates online
crowdfunding opportunities in Kentucky and approves new generation
cooperative associations to encourage development
in the agriculture and energy industries.
During her first term as Secretary of State, Grimes
has successfully sought more than ten bipartisan pieces of legislation – more
than any other constitutional officer during the same time frame – to make
Kentucky more business friendly and safeguard access to the ballot box.
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