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LouisvilleKY-based GE Appliances Wants to Hire Your Grandma

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–That’s right, GE Appliances, a Haier company, is hiring a professional Grandma. It’s a one-year, paid gig to help the company demonstrate how simple life can be with new technology in the kitchen. The search launches today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as part of the introduction of the GE Appliances Kitchen Hub. You can help us find the perfect Grandma by sharing the job posting for this unique position, which celebrates all the hip, fun and energetic grandmothers out there. Today, 30 “Grandma interns” will audition for the Great American Grandma at CES as the job listing is…


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Louisville Ky Mayor Fischer’s remarks about GE sell

For details on the sale, see story here. Delivered at 9 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Metro Hall In 1951 — in an area of our city that was largely green fields — construction began on a massive business park that would help define Louisville’s economy and, by extension, the American economy, for the next eight decades. General Electric, the great American brand that traces its roots to the late 1800s and inventor Thomas Edison, built a mammoth manufacturing hub on 1,000 acres. Its name — Appliance Park — reflected the products to be built there, and it was…


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Louisville-made ice maker is creating quite a stir in the marketplace

LOUISVILLE, Ky., — Consumers are crazy for nugget ice, the soft, chewable ice especially favored in the South and associated with restaurant chains and convenience stores, as evidenced by the hugely popular Indiegogo campaign for the Opal™ nugget ice maker from GE’s FirstBuild™. The campaign, which went live on July 28 through Indiegogo, has surpassed its funding goal of $150,000 and crossed the $1.25 million threshold this weekend. Opal is an affordable countertop nugget ice maker designed by the FirstBuild community and priced well below other currently available nugget ice makers. (See July 23, 2015 story) Early bird pricing began…