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8/12/2016 Press Release
One Southern Indiana Announces Nominations for ACE Awards Now Opens


Organization celebrates second annual event

NEW ALBANY, IND. (August 11, 2016)- One Southern Indiana, the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for Clark and Floyd counties, announced today its nominations for the second annual ACE Awards are now open.  The ACE awards are designed to showcase the talented leaders in Southern Indiana business and serve as testament to through professional pursuits. Last year, more than 200 attendees gathered to congratulate the successes of local business men and women in the Southern Indiana/Metro region. 

The program will recognize three finalists in the following categories:

The Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC James W. Robinson Young Professional of the Year ACE Award - This award is given in the memory of Jim Robinson who passed away in October 2013. Robinson was co-founder of Robinson-Nugent, Inc., and past chairman of the board of Caldwell Tanks, Inc., Stemwood, Inc., Niemco, Inc., and was an investor in and advisor to Rocket Man, Inc.  

The Duke Energy Kevin Hammersmith Community Leader ACE Award - This award honors the legacy of Kevin Hammersmith and recognizes an individual whose volunteer involvement has been significant and impactful, resulting in measurable improvements in the lives of individuals within his/her community.

The Professional of the Year ACE Award - Paying tribute to the late Sam Day, this award is open to anyone who is in the professional field (Accountants, architects, attorneys, bankers, CEOs, doctors, engineers, brokers, agents of insurance, realtors and executives of nonprofits) and exemplifies a commitment of success in their company and/or community.

This year’s ACE Awards will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at Kye’s II in Jeffersonville from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  To nominate a 1si member, visit   This link can also be found on the One Southern Indiana event page.

About One Southern Indiana:
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the economic development organization and chamber of commerce serving Clark and Floyd counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana / Louisville metro area.

Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses; Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in the initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce. For more information on One Southern Indiana, visit: