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10/27/2016 Press Release
Online Voting Begins for 1si ACE Awards 2016 Finalists


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Online Voting Begins for 1si ACE Awards 2016 Finalists

Event on November 15 at Kye’s II

NEW ALBANY, IND. (October 26, 2016) - One Southern Indiana (1si) is proud to announce the finalists for the second annual "ACE" Awards and encourages members of the public to vote online for their choice.  The ACE Awards (Achieving and Celebrating Excellence), sister to the ONE Awards, is a prestigious program acknowledging the achievements of individuals in the Southern Indiana region. The event, set for Tuesday, November 15, provides attendees with networking opportunities, a buffet-style lunch and an awards program. More than 300 guests are expected to attend, and the event is open to members and non-members.

The ACE Awards finalists listed below were chosen by an independent panel of judges and were selected based on criteria that include business history, community involvement, response to adversity, newly-created opportunities and innovation in products or services. 

Voting takes place on the 1si Facebook page (, as well as the 1si ACE Awards website ( Videos highlighting each finalist are available for viewing.  Voting will continue through Sunday, October 30, at midnight, and totals will account for 10 percent of the overall score for each finalist.

Winners will be announced at the event on Tuesday, November 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kye's II in Jeffersonville, Ind. Tickets for the event are on sale with individual reservations for 1si members $40 each and tables of eight available for $300. Guests who are not 1si members may purchase tickets for $60 each. Registration for the event is open and can be found online at or by calling (812) 945-0266.

The 2016 1si ACE Award finalists are:

Kightlinger & Gray LLP Sam Day Professional of the Year ACE Award

  • Judge Vicki Carmichael, Clark County Circuit Court
  • Jason Meriwether, Indiana University Southeast
  • Larry Myers, First Savings Bank

Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC James W. Robinson Young Professional of the Year ACE Award

  • Micah Jorrisch, Family & Children’s Place
  • Nick McRae, McRae Technologies
  • Jill Peden, L & D Mail Masters

Duke Energy Kevin Hammersmith Community Leader ACE Award

  • Robert “Bobby” Campbell, Jacobi Toombs and Lanz
  • Pam Bennett Martin, Bennett and Bennett Insurance, Inc.
  • Larry Myers, First Savings Bank

 About One Southern Indiana:

One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization 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 initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce.

Media Contact:
Suzanne Ruark
Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel: 812.206.9050