Awards & Recognitions

"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition." ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Our awards are reinforcements that we are doing something right and keep us motivated to continue the work that we do.

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Business Courier Finalist Fast 55

The Fast 55 award compares businesses across five revenue categories and ranks them by percent growth over three years. Links Unlimited received this award in 2011 and 2014.


Best Places To Work Finalist

Links Unlimited was recognized as a Finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Best Places to Work program in 2015. This program recognizes companies that take employee satisfaction to the highest level. The awards are based on surveys administered by the independent firm Quantum Workplace. The companies are rated in areas such as senior leadership, team effectiveness, work recognition and benefits.


Outstanding Supplier

Links received the Outstanding Supplier award for the Sports and Recreation category.


Entrepreneur Of The Year

Scott Kooken, our President, received the 2014 Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year award.


Forty Under 40

Forty Under 40 recognizes the Tri-State’s next generation of young leaders and innovators – people who have already made a mark professionally and in the community. Scott Kooken, our President, was recognized in 2010 as one of the 40 under 40.

Item of the Year

Our Links Unlimited Merchandising team members (Kathy Bartek and Jennifer Schuttera) won the POS (Point of Sale) item of the year for the sourcing and creation of the 5L Hudson Whiskey barrels (2012) and Reyka ice molds used to create the Cold Snap Cosmo (2014).

Cool Work Spaces Article

In 2012, Links Unlimited moved into our new office. A lot of time and thought was put into the environment to support our work culture and make it an inviting and fun space for the employees. We were thrilled to be a part of this article, which recognized unique and "cool" office designs.

Spaces Article

Entreprenuer Vision Award

Our President, Scott Kooken, was recognized by the Entrepreneurs' Organization of Cincinnati with the John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award in 2014.