John Schnatter Headlines LouisvilleKY’s Chamber Annual Meeting

(Louisville) – With a focus on innovation, Greater Louisville Inc.- the Metro Chamber of Commerce kicked off Annual Meeting at The Palace Theatre on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.    “Innovation is the lifeblood of business evolution and evolve we must to fly high enough to escape the gravity of the status quo,” GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler told the audience of more than 1000 business, civic, and community leaders. “Winning means attracting and growing the industries of the future.” Founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, John Schnatter, gave the keynote address and answered questions from the Founder and President of…

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Free tax help for LouisvilleKy is underway

VITA, AARP volunteers available across Louisville also will help residents determine eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Asset Building Coalition and AARP has announced the opening of free tax preparation sites that will provide federal and state income tax assistance to eligible residents. “Every hard-working Louisvillian should be able to benefit from all tax credits that apply to them, and by offering this free assistance we can make sure that happens,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is money they can use to start a savings account, buy a car, get braces for a child, pay for…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Double Dogs Doozy, The New Chief and the Cal Cast

On Monday, you can experience the opening of the new Double Dogs restaurant in Middletown, out by the Snyder. I was invited to a preview event last night, and the place is done up right, with a dog theme (in the spring, you can take your pup there and eat on the patio). The theme is incorporated throughout, down to the Bo’s Dog Bowl Nachos, served in, that’s right, a dog bowl. Check out my story on the place over at EatDrinkTalk, where you’ll also learn about the opening of the Goss Avenue Pub (in the former Craft House spot)…

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Redevelopment of south LouisvilleKY’s Colonial Gardens moves forward

Plans were filed for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville Louisville, Ky., – The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area. Citizens sought successfully to designate the iconic Colonial Gardens building, located across from Iroquois Park, as a local landmark in 2008. The city purchased the property in 2013 to help foster its commercial redevelopment. The site’s developer, Underhill Associates, is in talks with local restaurant groups to occupy the space on the corner of…

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LouisvilleKY group to celebrate Fat Tuesday

  Louisville, KY., – Join the Highland Commerce Guild on Fat Tuesday for a Mardi Gras celebration of Louisville’s “Restaurant Row”, featuring picks from the city’s biggest collection of local, unique, and eclectic establishments on our beloved Bardstown Road. All to support Highlands Community Ministries, helping neighbors in need of food, emergency financial help, and quality-of-life programs. Up to 20 establishments will be represented. Restaurants inlcude Asiatique, Bristol Bar & Grille, Eat-a-Pita, Highland Morning, Jack Fry’s, Kizito Cookies, Morris Deli, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Somewhere Louisville, Uptown Cafe, Wild Ginger, and Wiltshire Pantry plus more in the works. Spirits provided by…

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LIBA hires Neighborhood Initiatives Manager to boost local businesses in West and South LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY (January 12, 2017) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has hired Charles Booker to serve as Neighborhood Initiatives Manager for South and West Louisville. Building on LIBA’s successful “keep South Louisville weird” campaign, as well as the organization’s targeted efforts to support current and aspiring local businesses in West Louisville, Booker will work in a part-time capacity to lead grassroots campaigns and promote independent business growth. Anyone interested in contributing their time and talent to help this effort can attend an upcoming committee meeting on Wednesday, February 8th for South Louisville (9:30am at Republic Bank, 5125 New…

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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.


Lemonade Day is coming to LouisvilleKY

LouVino owners Chad and Lauren Coulter launch local chapter of children’s non-profit entrepreneur program   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Founded in 2007, Lemonade Day has spread to more than 57 cities in 23 states and three countries. Lauren and Chad Coulter, owners of Louisville’s dining hotspot LouVino, are proud to announce that Louisville kids will get to join in on the fun this spring. Lemonade Day Louisville, presented by River City Bank…


Allegiant to start flying out of LouisvilleKY this year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Jan. 10, 2017 — Allegiant(NASDAQ: ALGT) today rings in the new year by announcing service to a new city – Louisville, Kentucky. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $44.* “We’re thrilled to announce our arrival in a brand new city to begin the new year,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “We’re sure that Louisville travelers will take advantage of our nonstop, ultra-low fare service to the six sunny vacation destinations we’re announcing today.” Routes added to Louisville International Airport (SDF)…


LouisvilleKY’s Jefferson Mall Macy’s to close its doors

Here is the official press release from Macy’s detailing the business reasons for closing a number of its stores across the country, including the Macy’s at LouisvilleKy’s Jefferson Mall: CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced a series of actions to streamline its store portfolio, intensify cost efficiency efforts and execute its real estate strategy. These actions bolster the company’s strategy to further invest in omnichannel capabilities, improve customer experience and create shareholder value. The actions include: The closure of 68 stores and the reorganization of the field structure that supports the remaining stores, reinforcing the strategy of fewer stores with…