Posh Academy of Paducah was announced as the winner of the 4th annual Xtreme Business Makeover contest hosted by KeeFORCE and a team of twenty-one additional well-respected business partners. The contest ran from January through early April. The program was designed to showcase what local businesses have to offer the community, and to use those resources to help an existing business advance to a higher level of success. An independent judging panel of five community and business leaders was given the task of determining the top-3 finalists and the ultimate winner out of the numerous qualified applicants. Posh Academy emerged as the winner of the grand prize valued at nearly $45,000 in free business products and services. Posh Academy owners Eric and Jessica Hobbs have a combined total of 30-years of experience in the field of education. They believe that every human is born with gifts and talents and it is a true disservice to humanity for educators to try and categorize these gifts. Posh Academy students enjoy many unique experiences. These experiences fuel the children to explore deeper and also give them a huge boost of confidence and self-identity. Since opening their doors on June 1st, 2011, Posh Academy has seen significant growth using the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Posh Academy operates with a staff of 5 talented, experienced, educated teachers and artists, 40 students along with the community of families who are excited about the opportunity Posh Academy provides their children. The judges of this year’s Xtreme Business Makeover noted, “Posh Academy has seen significant growth since opening in 2011. They have a great vision for expanding their quality educational programs and seemed the best poised to take full advantage of the prize package. We felt that the additional resources provided by the XBM would be put to immediate use. The Xtreme Business Makeover provides that opportunity for them”. “There were so many worthy businesses and organizations that applied, it was truly a difficult task for the judges to narrow it down to one winner. We are very happy for Posh Academy and we look forward to working with them in the months to come,” stated Terry McKee, President of KeeFORCE. “The Xtreme Business Makeover contest has proven to be a great way for business leaders to come together and provide support for other growing businesses within the community. We want to thank everyone that took the time to submit an application, the five judges for taking time to determine our winner, and most importantly thank you to all of the business partners that made this project possible!” Posh Academy will receive a host of goods and services from the 22 sponsoring partner organizations which include: 1187 Creative Design and Marketing, Capstone HR, EntrePaducah, FNB Bank, Four Rivers Business Journal, Frick Investment Group / Money Concepts, Glisson Vineyards and Winery, iList Paducah, KeeFORCE, Long and Long, PLLC, Minuteman Press, mylocalconnect, Omni On Hold Messaging, Peel and Holland, Petter Business Systems, Rene Advertising Specialties, Solution Media Group, Turner Communications, WPSD Local-6, Williams, Williams and Lentz CPA, WKMS 91.3 FM and Workforce Solutions of West KentucKY Community and Technical College. KeeFORCE also announced plans for the 5th_Annual Xtreme Business Makeover which will launch in January, 2015. According to KeeFORCE, “This Special Edition Xtreme Business Makeover contest will for the first time, be designed exclusively to assist one regional non-profit organization to go from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY! There are so many great non-profit organizations in the Purchase Area, we wanted to do our part to give back to the community.” Details for the 5th Annual Xtreme Business Makeover will be announced later this year.