The winners of Republic Bank’s seventh annual We CARE Awards were announced Tuesday night, September 27 at an awards ceremony at The Olmsted, emceed by WAVE-TV anchor Dawne Gee.
In 2005, Republic Bank launched the first We CARE Awards as a way to give recognition and appreciation to local companies whose employees are doing great things for the community. The Award was created to publicly congratulate companies that stress the four elements contained in the CARE name itself – Community Activity Recognition Enterprise.
Nominations were accepted from companies that met the We CARE criteria, and were judged on how they encourage employees to become involved in volunteer activities either during or after work hours. They were also evaluated on how they support community-based initiatives through philanthropic efforts and neighborhood assistance. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges consisting of previous winners and community leaders. Of the 39 finalists, seven companies were selected as winners.
The 2011 winners in each category are: Education, Galen College of Nursing; Food & Beverage, Brown-Forman Corporation; Healthcare, Humana Inc.; Printing & Manufacturing, Louisville Water Company; Professional Services – Large, Trover Solutions, Inc.; Professional Services – Small, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie &Kirkland, PLLC; and Retail, Costco Wholesale.