Articles by RickRedding

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BikeShare Program Launches in Old Louisville, Downtown, Nulu

 NOTE: Hear an interview with the city’s Rolf Eisinger about the program on the Rusty Satellite Show Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. LouVelo is owned by the city, which has contracted with CycleHop, a leading operator of major municipal bike share programs throughout North America, to run the program. The bicycles and station equipment are provided by PBSC, North America’s largest provider of bike share equipment. The LouVelo network will begin with 305 bikes positioned at 27 stations in downtown, Old Louisville, NuLu, and points in…


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4 Way Local Businesses Can Keep Employee Morale High

Countless studies have proven that employees are more productive and creative when they’re happy about the job they’re doing. Unfortunately, some jobs are inherently difficult, and in those positions it’s challenging for management to keep employees motivated and inspired to show up for work every day with the best intentions. However, there’s no need to lose hope because there’s always a way to brighten up an otherwise dreary workflow. With that said, here are four proven ways to boost morale. 1. Take Surveys and Feedback It’s hard to tell when employees are displeased and what they’re upset about when you’re…


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Doctoral Student Exchange Program Gets Extension at Yale

It looks like there may be a lot more Yale class rings to be purchased thanks to an extension of the doctoral student exchange program between Yale and the University College London (UCL). The program between the UCL’s Doctoral School and the Yale Graduate School of Arts, which began in 2009, has just been extended. The Exchange Program Works to Advance a Number of Things As representatives from Yale and UCL have explained, the exchange program is meant to increase and expand the collaboration of creativity, provide a more efficient use of resources, help to secure joint funding, and enrich…


John Bizzell, Rolf Eisinger, Jerry Abramson and Keith Lerme

THE WEEK: Bikes, Wishes, Beer and Politics

I had a series of interesting conversations in a busy post-Derby Week — so here’s some of the highlights. What if you worked in Old Louisville, (maybe at Genscape’s office on Garvin Place) and you want to go over to the Mayan Cafe in NuLu for lunch. That’s one scenario in which Rolf Eisinger, director of the city’s bike and pedestrian program, says you might take advantage of an available bike you could pick up at an exchange station less than a block away. Eisinger’s been busy this week setting up 27 stations, including the one at Oak and Garvin, for…


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LouisvilleKY Businesses Are Exploring New Ways to Gain Customers

Louisville is the home of many great businesses. Local businesses are enjoying the steady economic growth that has taken place over the past few years, giving them the opportunity to expand and grow alongside the community. The same growth will continue to drive businesses forward for the next few years. What’s interesting about the growth of local businesses is how creative entrepreneurs and small business owners have become in connecting with customers. Aside from catering to communities around them, Louisville businesses are exploring more markets using interesting techniques. To the Cloud We tend to see our community as rather old-fashioned,…


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Mornings at Churchill with the Contenders and Wagner’s

The magic of Derby Week is best exemplified in the pre-dawn mist any morning on the backside at Churchill Downs. Walk in from Longfield, and you see the effort it takes to stage the sport’s premier event. The beautiful beasts you encounter in the few hundred yards walking are bigger than you’d expect. They’re lively, too, heads bobbing through their stables, neighs heard from near and far away. You see exercise riders atop their steeds, guiding the stars of the show back and forth to the racing surface. Grooms pace around barns leading thoroughbreds by their bridles. You see the famous names on…


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Esquire Magazine Sponsoring Back-to-Back Derby Events

Partygoers looking for the ultimate Derby experience are invited to attend back-to-back events with Esquire beginning on Thursday, May 4, with the Inaugural Culinary Kickoff and continuing on Friday, May 5, with the Esquire Derby Gala. Both events will offer lavish food and beverage offerings. The Inaugural Culinary Kickoff will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 N Sixth Street in Louisville on Thursday, May 4 from 6PM – 2AM. Celebrity chefs Todd English, Beau MacMillan, and Damaris Phillips will prepare a three-course meal for an intimate group of food and wine enthusiasts. Wine pairings will be provided by…


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Trends to Watch in Biometrics in 2017

3 Trends to Watch in the World of Biometrics in 2017 Because of the advanced nature of hacking, identity theft, and other security breaches, traditional authentication methods are now obsolete. As a result, governments and businesses have had to look for a more secure and reliable way to protect data. They have found the solution in biometrics. Biometric technology uses body or behavioral characteristics such as fingerprints and facial recognition to authenticate individuals. Its effectiveness has led to the rapid growth of the global biometrics market. According to a Market Wired Report, the market will be worth US$41.5 billion up…


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Old Forester’s New Statesman Debuts in New Movie

A press release from Old Forester:  Hollywood has a new character – he’s bold and daring with a rustic, yet smooth approach. America’s first bottled bourbon, Old Forester, is known for being full of character. But this time, Old Forester is introducing a new type of character – a straight bourbon whiskey – named Old Forester Statesman, which will debut in acclaimed filmmaker Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming 20th Century Fox film “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and will be available for film fans and bourbon aficionados to enjoy August 2017. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge when their headquarters are destroyed and…


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Passport’s Move West is The Miracle on 18th Street

The West End will never be the same again, thanks to the momentum from two major development announcements in the last week. Today Passport Health Plan announced that it has acquired the 20-acre property at 18th and Broadway that was most recently targeted for a new Walmart. It will move its corporate headquarters there and support efforts to create other health and wellness businesses. The move, expected in 2020, will involve at least 500 employees. Passport CEO Mark Carter, speaking inside a tent on the site to dozens of interested parties, said that number could grow to 1,000 in five…