The 2012 EIEA award winners and finalists in their respective business categories include:

For-Profit Business EIEA Award Recipient

Masato Sugimura, Lincoln Manufacturing USA, LLC, Stanford, Ky.

Finalists: Anthony and Julie Roberts, Servpro of Pulaski and Laurel Counties, London, Ky.; and Bob and Tom Hutchison, McDonald’s of East Kentucky, Paintsville, Ky.

For-Profit Small Business EIEA Award Recipients

Jeff Parmelee PT and Terry Randall PT, Total Rehab Center, Somerset, Ky.

Finalists: Shane Baker, CEO, Co-Owner, and Dr. Patrick Heist, CSO, Co-Owner, Ferm Solutions, Inc., Danville, Ky.; and Sarah Culbreth and Jeff Enge, Owners and Potters, Tater Knob Pottery, Berea, Ky.

Start-Up Business EIEA Award Recipients

Scott Maddux and Shane Richmond, Wildcat Harley-Davidson, London, Ky.

Finalists: Nick Noble and Nate Noble, Park Mammoth Resort, Park City, Ky.; and Troy Lay, Daniel Tolson, and Michael Carpenter, Owners, Alternative Energies Kentucky, LLC, Danville, Ky.

Not-for-Profit Entity EIEA Award Recipient

Grace Community Health Center, Gray, Ky.

Finalists: Bobby W. Grant, President and C.V.O., Twin Lakes Family Wellness Center, Albany, Ky.; and Jeff Rubin, Executive Director, and Jerry K. Palmer, PhD., Board Secretary, Body Recall Inc., Berea, Ky.

Young Entrepreneur EIEA Award Recipient

Hong R. Zhang Durandal, Owner, and Peter H. Hackbert, Mentor, Energy Hunters LLC, Berea, Ky.

Finalists: Jared Sizemore, Owner, Juggling Jared, Pineville, Ky.; and Todd Duff, Owner, LowGap Outfitters, LLC, Hindman, Ky.