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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s now using Facebook for instant ordering

 Pizza maker offers new, simple way to order your favorite pies with fully integrated ordering experience LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, people with a love for better pizza won’t have to pause between liking their friends’ vacation photos on social media and ordering a Papa John’s pizza. Papa John’s national Facebook page now features a prominent “Start Order” button—giving Papa John’s fans one more way to seamlessly order their favorite pizzas, desserts and sides. When ordering through Facebook, customers will receive 25 percent off regular menu prices by entering promo code: FBIX. Customers can access Papa John’s Facebook Instant Experience through several entry points…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer celebrates opening of new Restaurant in the Parkland Neighborhood

Six more “microbusiness” loans announced to local small Photo from Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services’ Facebook page   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 12, 2017) – Mayor Fischer today celebrated the grand opening of Angie’s Home Cooking Family Restaurant with community members and other civic leaders. Located at 2622 W. Broadway in Lyles Mall, Angie’s Restaurant provides a 90–seat eatery in west Louisville serving home-cooked, southern-style meals. Owner Angela Bishop was the recipient of a $20,000 microbusiness loan which is part of the city’s Russell Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA), allocated for businesses either owned by Russell residents or located in or near…


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New way to buy cars fast launches in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), a leading eCommerce platform where customers can finance, purchase, and trade in a car in as little as 10 minutes, is giving Derby City residents the trifecta of car buying – savings, free delivery and a seven-day return policy – launching today in Louisville. Now, by visiting Carvana.com, Louisville area residents can search through Carvana’s 7,000+ vehicles, purchase, finance and schedule home delivery of their vehicle as soon as the next day. Those who want to experience Carvana’s coin-operated, fully automated Car Vending Machine can also road trip to Nashville to pick up their car, or…


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LouisvilleKY’s Techfest Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017

  Second Annual Event Slated for Pendennis Club for Tech and C-Suite Professionals Looking for Tech Trends, Case Studies, and How-To Scenarios   (July 5, 2017)—The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) announces its two keynotes, Ron Gula, founder of Gula Tech Ventures, and Tenable Network Security, as well as Ari Huczkowski, Chief Innovation Evangelist, of Espoo Innovation Garden, the Northern Europe innovation hub based just outside Helsinki, Finland.   Techfest Louisville will open with a dynamic panel session on Blockchain technology, entitled “How Can Blockchain Technology Change the Fintech Landscape and Your Investing.” featuring Fintech Experts Howard Herndon, Gray Sasser,…


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LouisvilleKy welcomes The Thirsty Pedaler to Fourth Street Live!

Louisville, KY (June 27, 2017) – The Thirsty Pedaler has wheeled its way in to Fourth Street Live! and will be having its official grand opening event on July 7th at 10:30am.   The Thirsty Pedaler is a 16-passenger pub-crawler that allows passengers to pedal their way around downtown Louisville, making stops at up to three bars along its route. It is a fun and entertaining way to see the sights of downtown Louisville and enjoy the company of fellow riders.   The grand opening will be held at The Thirsty Pedaler’s new location, in the heart of Fourth Street…


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LouisvilleKY asks to not be included in California travel ban

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has sent an open letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to exempt Louisville from a travel ban to Kentucky. The California ban of state-funded travel was issued to several states last week, citing laws Becerra says are discriminatory against the LGBT community. Here is the letter Mayor Fischer sent to Becerra:    


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Forbes names LouisvilleKY No. 1 city for manufacturing

Story from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, KY., –  Citing a resurgence in the auto industry, Forbes magazine has named Louisville as the No. 1 city in the U.S. where manufacturing is thriving. Since 2011, manufacturing employment in the Louisville-area has grown 30.2 percent, bringing the employment total to 83,300 jobs, representing 12.41 percent of jobs in the local economy. “Louisville continues to lead the way with our long-standing tradition of excellence in manufacturing. And that tradition provides the foundation necessary to be a global leader as we shift into a new era of flexible, advanced manufacturing,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This No….


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GE Appliances names new leadership

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today announced that after providing nearly six years of strong and valued leadership to the company, CEO Chip Blankenship has elected to exit the business at the end of 2017. Succeeding Blankenship as President & CEO is Kevin Nolan, currently VP and Chief Technology Officer for GEA and Qingdao Haier, who will be joined in the newly created GEA Executive Council by Melanie Cook, currently GEA’s VP of Sourcing, in the role of Chief Operating Officer; and Rick Hasselbeck, currently GEA’s Chief Marketing Officer, in the role of Chief Commercial Officer. Nolan, Cook and…


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Win free green chili wontons for a year from LouisvilleKY’s Bristol Bar & Grille

Winner will be announced at Bristol’s 40th anniversary celebration September 9   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 20, 2017) — In honor of its upcoming 40th anniversary, Bristol Bar & Grille will hold a raffle for a chance to win free green chili wontons for an entire year. A $572 value, the winner will get one order of eight wontons per week in 2018. The signature dish made up of cheese and green chilis wrapped in a wonton wrapper and fried then served with a side of guacamole has been on the menu since the restaurant first opened in 1977. It is…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Bourbon Lodge Offers Educational Panels, Demonstrations with Bourbon Industry Experts

Fireside Chats Curated by The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give fans hailing from all over the country access to in-depth educational panels, speakers and demonstrations with industry icons and experts. The Fireside Chats, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick, offers an intimate, living room setting for fans wanting to engage with the industry’s best and brightest leaders, manufactures, retailers, master distillers, and more. “I believe in bourbon education, and our Fireside Chats capture…