Are You One Of Kentucky's Best Bets? - Bim Group

Are You One Of Kentucky’s Best Bets?

Business growth throughout Kentucky is critical to the continued expansion of Kentucky’s economy and vital to job creation throughout the Commonwealth. In conjunction with The Lane Report, Dean Dorton is proud to recognize the distinct and esteemed companies that are impacting Kentucky’s economic development through a new special report, Kentucky’s Proof, and the Best Bets list. BIM Group is honored to be the presenting sponsor of this unique new initiative.

Those honored as Best Bets companies will benefit from heightened market awareness for their business and employees. Leveraging this positive recognition can enhance your company’s brand, attract and retain customers, and develop a strong employee talent pool.

“We created the Best Bets list to highlight the unbelievable talent and innovation happening with Kentucky-based companies,” said David Bundy, President and CEO of Dean Dorton. “We’ve seen tremendous growth and change in our state throughout the last 20 years, and the companies on this list are often the initiators of that progress – something we want and need to celebrate.”

“We are thrilled to be involved with the Best Bets list and bring the economic drivers of the state to the forefront, highlighting their achievements both inside and outside of the office,” said L. Briggs Cochran, President/CEO of Bim Group. “Our team at Bim Group looks forward to providing broad insight and expertise to the Kentucky’s Proof publication in regards to what companies are doing to enhance employee well-being, in addition to how they are facing today’s challenging healthcare insurance and compliance regulations.”

The Best Bets list is based on several factors including the revenue figures provided, re-investment in the company, employee investment, and other achievements. The Best Bets list will be featured in the March edition of The Lane Report followed by a special publication in April called Kentucky’s Proof. Kentucky’s Proof will provide insight into where Kentucky’s growth currently stems from, where future growth and investment may occur, along with the value the Best Bets companies bring to the economic growth of Kentucky.

Key Dates:

Applications Open: November 12, 2018

Applications Close: February 8, 2019

Best Bets List Honorees Notified: March 18, 2019

Kentucky’s Proof Published and Distributed: April 2019

Eligibility – all nominees must:

  1. Be an independent, for-profit, privately-held company.
  2. Have an average of at least $1 million in revenue for the three most recent years (2016, 2017, 2018).
  3. Be headquartered in Kentucky. Foreign ownership companies are permitted to apply as long as at least 50% of the revenue remains in-state. Ownership by private equity is also permitted.
  4. Have a three-year operating sales history.

To learn more and apply, visit




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