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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Vogt Award Winners Announced

(Louisville, KY) – Six local startups are the 2018 Vogt Awards recipients. Each winner will receive $25,000 in non-dilutive funding and an additional package of valuable services and mentoring for early-stage entrepreneurs. The winning companies are: Agent Ally– Saving Medicare insurance agents time, providing personalized plan results, and talking points tailored to their clients through the Agent Ally Enrollment Solution. Co-founders include: Michael Wiseman, Johnathan Vanderford, Erin Stewart, and Ben Browne. Dry Baby – Manufacturing and distributing one-of-a-kind water and stain repellent baby apparel. Co-founders include: Jennifer Chapman and Katherine Wardlaw. Enriched Couples – Assisting young couples navigate merging their finances by using a mix…


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LouisvilleKY dominates Bourbon Review’s List of America’s Best Bourbon Bars

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Bourbon industry publication, The Bourbon Review, has released its annual list of the 101 Best Bourbon Bars in America and Bourbon’s hometown has eight (8) Bourbon bars named, only second to Chicago’s ten (10). The Bourbon Country region as a whole tops the list with 29 of the 101 mentioned.   As quoted in the article, these bars “take their Bourbon obsession to another level.” Eight Louisville destinations were selected as part of the list: Bourbons Bistro Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge Derby Café Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Down One Bourbon Bar Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen…


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Topgolf Crush Louisville to turn LouisvilleKY’s Cardinal Stadium into giant playground

LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf and the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Festival are bringing the Topgolf Crush experience to Cardinal Stadium. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 10, Topgolf Crush Louisville will give Breeders’ Cup attendees, Cardinals fans and golfers and non-golfers alike a chance to crush golf balls from the stands of Cardinal Stadium. “We’re excited to team with the Breeders’ Cup Festival to bring Topgolf Crush to the amazing city and fans of Louisville,” said Topgolf Media President YuChiang Cheng. “The combination of food, music and friendly competition will be the perfect addition to the festival’s entertainment lineup for Breeders’ Cup attendees, while giving the Louisville community…


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LouisvilleKY’s Humana launches health contest

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading wellness and rewards program, Go365® from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced that starting today members can enter the “Go365 Be Smart, Get Healthier Contest.” Ten grand prizes will be awarded. Go365members can log into Go365.com and enter the contest. After logging into their account, eligible Go365 members can create a 250-word essay, explaining how smart home technology can help in their journey to get and stay healthier. This promotion targets eligible members to increase participation and engagement in the program. Wellness is often woven into the contest theme which allows members to reflect about their own wellness journey as…


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LouisvilleKY magazine and website to have new owner

Photos from Louisville Magazine’s Facebook page…   LOUISVILLE, KY — Two of the city’s oldest and best-known media outlets, Louisville Magazine and Louisville.com, will have a new owner as of Aug. 31, 2018. Local civic leader Matthew Barzun, the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and a dot com pioneer at CNET, has agreed to purchase the publication and website from Dan Crutcher, who has owned Louisville Magazine since 1993 and was one of the founders of Louisville.com in 1997. A Louisvillian since 2001, Barzun was a key fundraiser for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, serving as national finance chair for the 2012 re-election. As an…


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LouisvilleKY’s Downtown Taco Luchador just about ready for launch    

  LOUISVILLE, KY—The taqueria that has been named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville”, is opening a third location, this time in downtown Louisville. Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Hospitality Group announced today the company will open its highly-anticipated downtown El Taco Luchador location on Aug. 30 in the space formerly occupied by Zoë’s Kitchen, 500 W. Jefferson St., at the corner of West Jefferson and South Fifth St. “We think folks are really going to like what we’ve done with the design,” said Olé Hospitality Group partner and Chief Operations Officer,…


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LouisvilleKY”s Cuddle Clones Ranks No. 862 by Inc. 5000 and #1 in Kentucky

Louisville, KY., – Cuddle Clones, an award-winning Louisville company that specializes in creating the highest quality custom products made to look like people’s pets, announced its inclusion in the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Cuddle Clones’ three-year growth of 583% ranked 1st in the state of Kentucky and 66th in their category of Consumer Products, which placed them alongside previous brands as Timberland and Zappos, and 862nd overall in the United States. “Cuddle Clones perfectly encapsulates the success we strive help Kentucky startups achieve,” said Vivek Sarin, co-leader of the Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities. The initiative will connect Russell residents and businesses that have been the backbone of the neighborhood with opportunities to build long-term individual and community wealth so that planned and underway new investment creating a renaissance in Russell does not result in their displacement. This initiative…


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Mayor celebrates LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2018 success

Louisville, KY., – From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people — 6,200 — gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program. Mayor Fischer congratulated youth and thanked the many private sector and non-profit employers who hired youth ages 16-21. That number includes 1,004 youth employed by companies and organizations that directly teamed with KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild to provide more extensive career guidance and support. Since its start in 2011, SummerWorks and its partner-employers have put more than 23,000 young…


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University of Louisville Physicians Expands Access to Humana’s Medicare Advantage HMO Members in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–University of Louisville Physicians, the largest, multi-specialty physician practice in Louisville, and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, have signed an agreement that expands in-network access for Humana Medicare HMO members at UofL Physicians primary care and specialty clinics in Kentucky. The agreement provides in-network access for Humana Medicare Advantage HMO members seeking treatment from UofL Physicians’ 1,200 dedicated staff professionals, more than 600 primary care and specialty physicians, University of Louisville Hospital, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “We are pleased to partner our health care provider practice with…