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Burger Week returns to LouisvilleKY in July

Story and images from louisvilleburgerweek.com     Louisville, KY., – In partnership with the Kentucky Beef Council we are bringing you $5 burgers from Louisville’s most delicious restaurants July 22-28. From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings – we will pay tribute to America’s sweetheart – the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. The idea is to get people to embrace the food, culture and Louisville-love while getting them out to eat, drink, and try new places! We will even be printing Burger Passports for participants to get stamped at…


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Humana Foundation Awards $2+ Million to LouisvilleKY Nonprofits Through Community Relations Program

2019 grants in Humana’s corporate hometown address social determinants of health, improving well-being for all Louisville residents LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 38 years, is awarding more than $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Louisville as part of its ongoing Community Relations Program. The initiative began in 2018, when the foundation awarded $2.4 million to nonprofits that contribute to health and well-being in Humana’s corporate hometown. Organizations receiving Community Relations funding in 2019 will address social determinants of health by providing critical safety net services and/or by making Louisville a…


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FirstBuild, UofL will work together to bring Maker Faire to LouisvilleKY

Story and photos from UofL News… Louisville, KY., – Thousands of makers, inventors, students, engineers and artists are expected to converge on the Belknap Campus this fall as FirstBuild and UofL host a two-day Maker Faire Festival Sept. 28-29. The Louisville Maker Faire will be a free, family-friendly event that includes spectacle acts, exhibitions, competitions, hands-on workshops, speakers, musical performances and more. “We look forward to bringing the community together on our campus to create, discover and be inspired,” said President Neeli Bendapudi. “This event will show the incredible power of partnership between our university and local industry.” “Hosting our city’s first full-feature Maker Faire is an example of how businesses…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Launch Inaugural Day of Service

Franchisees and Team members Participate in Service Activities at Boys & Girls Clubs in 10 Papa John’s Restaurant Cities LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a Day of Service in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Papa John’s Foundation. The pizza company plans to make the day of service an annual event. This community service initiative is part of the company’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in the communities in which Papa John’s franchisees, employees, and customers live and work. Papa John’s franchisees from across the United States, including executives headquartered…


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GLI Honors LouisvilleKY Small Businesses and Leaders at 2019 Inc.credible Awards

Sold out event was held on May 16 at C2 Event Venue as the recognition program enters its 19th year   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Greater Louisville Inc. recognized the ongoing contribution of the entire small business community to the region’s economic vitality at the 2019 Inc.credible Awards, presented by Citizens Union Bank. This year’s 2019 Inc.credible Awards winners were honored in the following categories: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award presented by Kentucky Community and Technical College System: Wicked Sheets, an autism-friendly employer, offers comfort sleep solutions for sleepers suffering from night sweats and hot flashes. Their moisture-wicking and cooling sleep products keep sleepers…


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LouisvilleKY-based Humana Again Listed Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has again been named to The DiversityInc list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity, the most rigorous, data-driven analysis of diversity management practices in corporate America. Humana is No. 42 on the list, up from No. 48 last year. This extensive annual survey recognizes companies that excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and veterans. This year’s competition was improved by adding questions that connect talent programs and workplace practices to desired talent results. “By fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment, Humana makes it possible for all…


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LouisvilleKY’s Buy Local Fair set for Water Tower Park

Louisville, KY  -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 11th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 19th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $7 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking.                                The fair will include more than 180 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, farmers and even a “Kidpreneur Marketplace” showcasing local mini businesses run by kids. Guests can also enjoy food trucks, a children’s area, craft beer, bourbon and brandy, a Back Porch area for grownups…


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The 145th Kentucky Derby Sets All-time Wagering Record

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Derby fans weathered a steady late-afternoon rain as Country House captured the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve over a sloppy track. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and on the Kentucky Derby race. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program totaled $250.9 million, an 11% increase over the 2018 total and previous record of $225.7 million. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby race increased 10% to $165.5 million from the previous record of $149.9 million set last year. This year’s wagering record includes $4.1…


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El Taco Luchador, Union 15 coming to historic Colonial Gardens in south LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Council members and representatives from Underhill Associates Monday to mark the near completion of the historic Colonial Gardens redevelopment project and announce two tenants, El Taco Luchador and Union 15. “This is the culmination of six years of effort by the city and its partners to revive a long-vacant property that once was a center of neighborhood activity,” the Mayor said. “Colonial Gardens is an example of how public and private interests can join forces to create something that will benefit residents, visitors and businesses alike, and we are excited to welcome…


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LouisvilleKY is the Hottest Growing Hotel Market in the Country

Bourbon City Outpacing National Trends, Takes Top Growth Spot LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All eyes are on Louisville this spring, but it’s not just the 145th Running of the Roses that’s bringing them here. According to CBRE Research, Louisville had the largest year-over-year hotel demand increase in the first quarter of 2019 at 11.4%, while demand nationally only grew 2.4% in the same quarter, slightly below last year. CBRE Hotels Americas Research specializes in analyzing and reporting on both the historical and future performance of the lodging industry. They measured the growth performance of the top 60 major markets in the first quarter…