Well, it’s official—like the mythical phoenix we have truly risen from the ashes. At least that is what Commerce Lexington announced when it selected Lexington History Museum, Inc. (LexHistory) as the recipient of its Phoenix Award. The award letter said:
The Phoenix Award:…[is] given to those individuals (business owners, volunteers and public officials) whose efforts and contributions have enabled their businesses or communities to recover successfully from a disaster, natural, economic or man-made. The company must have endured a uniquely challenging circumstance or natural disaster and successfully emerged from it stronger and poised for growth in order to qualify for this award. Additional criteria include extent of damage incurred, effort exerted to recover and growth since recovery.
Although this category was created in 2010, we are only the 4th recipient of this award. We accepted the award at a banquet sponsored by Forcht Bank in August 2017 at Keeneland.