Congratulations to the 2015 Rising Stars

Join LYPA for a catered dinner and recognition celebration as we honor our 2015 Rising Stars! The Rising Stars program honors young professionals who have performed exemplary service at their place of employment as well as in their community.

2015 Rising Stars:
Amanda Ralston
Bob Eidson
Christine Louise de Briffault
Crystal Newton
Emily Downey
Emily Evans
Kate Horning
Lauren Nichols
Mike Hilton
Tyler Adkins

2015 nominees: 
Brad Pagel
Erin Jones
Jemma Kaluski
Melissa Lueker
Shaun Ring
Vaughan Holland

Emcee: Michael Allison will be the evenings emcee. For the past 15 years Mike has been an important part of the Lexington Legends organization. From the gift shop to the on field emcee (mykraphone mike), and now the director of group sales. He  sees value in entertainment, and enjoys following the success of rising stars on and off the field. He and his Wife Cara, have one son Miles who is destined to be star in his own right.

Keynote: Nathan Mick will deliver the keynote address. He is vice president of StateBook International. Based in New York, StateBook is the first nationwide online marketplace for economic development and corporate site selection. Nathan also serves as the economic development advisor for Carlisle and Nicholas County, Kentucky.

About our event space: Copper Roux opened by Bayou Bluegrass in 2015 features new stylish amenities and combines rustic features with contemporary elements. The space is infused with true Kentucky flair and Bourbon/Equestrian accents that make this space both warm and inviting. This comfortable venue elegantly combines style and Kentucky simplicity with a flexible design that is great for special events.

The menu for the evening includes a mixed greens salad, lemon buerre blanc chicken, marinated and grilled salmon in lemon caper sauce, steamed asparagus, au gratin potatoes, rolls, white chocolate bread pudding with raspberry rum sauce.

NOTE: A $5 fee for tickets have been added to the ticket price for evening of event sales.

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