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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…


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Kentucky Derby Betting with Cryptocurrency Continues Despite Crypto Winter

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Racing (www.usracing.com), an international online horse racing service, advised that usage of cryptocurrency to place wagers on the Kentucky Derby will increase over 2018 despite the hard fall all coins faced in what has been called the Crypto Winter. “While the adoption challenge still persists, preventing widespread usage of cryptocurrency, we are seeing more punters adopting this method for wagering on horses,” said Tim Maxwell of US Racing. Nearly $150 million was wagered on last year’s Kentucky Derby (setting a new record) and US Racing expects growth in handle to increase approximately 10-12% for 2019. Although cryptocurrency represents…


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Sentient Jet to continue to fly guests into LouisvilleKY Derby Week

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the creator of the pioneering Jet Card, is pleased to announce the renewal of its multi-year collaboration with the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Churchill Downs as the esteemed horseracing organizations’ Preferred Private Aviation Partner. As an official partner of the two annual races and their shared home track, Sentient Jet has curated several extraordinary experiences surrounding the weekend’s celebrations including bespoke private travel services, special on-site hospitality offerings and the third annual Derby Day Breakfast hosted by Brand Ambassador and Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay. Further, the private aviation company will add additional support to the horseracing community over…


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Mayor Fischer presents austere budget for LouisvilleKY

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer proposed last week an austere 2019-2020 city budget that manages the impact of a $35 million budget deficit, driven largely by a 12 percent increase in the city’s state pension costs, while working to minimize the impact on Louisville’s most vulnerable. The $623 million general fund budget anticipates a revenue growth rate of 2.9 percent, which is dwarfed by the size of the increased pension cost – $20 million higher than in 2018. The Mayor had previously warned that despite a growing economy, the pension challenge would, without new revenue, result in $35 million in…