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12/4/2017 Press Release
One Southern Indiana Announces 2017 ACE Awards Winners


Suzanne Ruark
One Southern Indiana
Direct: 812.206.9050

One Southern Indiana Announces 2017 ACE Awards Winners

New Albany, Ind. - (December 1, 2017) – One Southern Indiana (1si) announced the winners of its third ACE Awards program. ACE is an initialism meaning appreciating and celebrating excellence, and the awards focus solely on individual 1si members and their achievements. The winners received recognition at a luncheon at Kye’s in Jeffersonville on November 30, 2017. More than 250 attendees celebrated the success of the winners.

The program recognized three finalists in three categories. Each of the finalists were showcased in a customized video before representatives of the sponsor of each award announced the winners. These videos are available for viewing on the 1si YouTube channel.

Congratulations to the 2017 winners:

Axiom Financial Strategies of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
James W. Robinson ACE Award for Young Professional of the Year ·
• Chris Garten, owner and president of Signature Countertops, Inc.

Duke Energy
Kevin Hammersmith ACE Award for Community Leader ·
• Leslie Lewis-Sheets, owner of LL&A Interior Design

Kightlinger & Gray
Sam Day ACE Award for Professional of the Year ·
• Doug York, president of Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC

Winners were chosen by a combination of online voting scores and the scores of an independent panel of judges based on criteria of business history, community involvement, response to adversity, newly-created opportunities, and innovation in products or services.

One Southern Indiana’s ACE Awards Program was sponsored by:
Platinum Event Sponsors
Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Duke Energy and Kightlinger and Gray, LLP; Gold Sponsors Extol Magazine, First Savings Bank, Louisville Business First and Sounds Unlimited Productions; Silver Sponsors Idealogy Marketing + Design, Indiana University Southeast and LL&A Interior Design; Bronze Sponsors L & D Mail Master, Ticket to Ride and U.S. Bank. Kye’s was the Venue Sponsor.

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.