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…


LouisvilleKY’s chamber announces 2019 Inc.credible Awards Finalists

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the 32 companies and three business leaders in the running for the 2019 Inc.credible Awards presented by Citizens Union Bank. The annual awards celebrate small businesses within the Greater Louisville region. “The Inc.credible Awards are a chance for Greater Louisville to really celebrate all the small businesses that make our region unique and vibrant,” said Kent Oyler, President & CEO of GLI. “We are always excited to see the innovative business solutions that are being pioneered by these players in our community.”   GLI is…


Ulysses ‘Junior’ Bridgeman Honored with LouisvilleKY’s GLI Gold Cup Award  

Louisville, Ky. – Greater Louisville Inc. is proud to present its prestigious Gold Cup award to one of Louisville’s most prominent and successful business leaders, Ulysses L. “Junior” Bridgeman. Mr. Bridgeman made his initial mark on the Louisville community as a star basketball player for the University of Louisville Cardinals prior to a successful NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks.  However, Mr. Bridgeman’s most notable accomplishments and contributions to Greater Louisville have occurred away from the hardwood. Following his 12-year NBA career, Mr. Bridgeman built one of the largest restaurant operations in the country as a franchisee for Wendy’s and Chili’s…


GLI Announces LouisvilleKy’s 2018 Silver Fleur-De-Lis Winners

Louisville, Ky. – Greater Louisville Inc. will present three of its prestigious Silver Fleur-de-Lis awards at the Metro Chamber’s upcoming Annual Meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019. The Silver Fleur-de-Lis was created by GLI to recognize outstanding commitments and achievements over the past year in making the Greater Louisville region a better place live and work. Danny Wimmer Presents will be recognized for its creation of three exciting, new festivals in Louisville. Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life and Hometown Rising are incredible additions to Greater Louisville’s growing list of cultural attractions. Each event showcases the Louisville region’s welcoming spirit, independent attitude and…


A dozen LouisvilleKY businesses earn top awards at GLI event

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Thursday evening, 12 local companies received EnterpriseCorp’s HOT & FAST Innovation Awards, presented by Dean Dorton and Hilliard Lyons.  The awards honor the companies that are the early-stage innovators (HOT) and fast-growth “gazelles” (FAST) of Greater Louisville’s business community. “These companies and their teams are working at full-speed to make innovative ideas come to life. It is their big thinking, risk-taking mentality that helps to fuel the economic vitality of the Greater Louisville region and move our entrepreneurial community forward,” said Lisa Bajorinas, GLI’s Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Talent.   These “HOT” and “FAST” companies exemplify…


LouisvilleKY’s Chamber of Commerce Unveils 2019 State Legislative Agenda

(Louisville, KY) – Before a crowd of business, civic, and community leaders, Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, released its legislative priorities for the upcoming sessions in both Kentucky and Indiana. “We are only as strong as the investors engaged with us and this agenda was created by those same individuals to grow Greater Louisville in a meaningful way,” GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler said. “We look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the river to improve our business climate.” The 2019 State Legislative Agenda includes targeted improvements to Kentucky’s tax code, support…

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GLI Releases First Phases of Talent Research in Louisvilleky

(Louisville KY)- After several months of research by the contracted firm IQS Research and the University of Louisville, GLI pinpointed the types of open positions Greater Louisville must fill to grow its population and local economy.  In addition to job types, the research sets forth locations where people are most likely to originate from to relocate to Greater Louisville.  It also indicates the job sectors that are projected to experience rapid growth.   “This is the first time any group in our region has attempted to solve this issue.  It is vital that our strategies be rooted in solid, timely…

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LouisvilleKY summit to focus on stronger connection between education and careers

Mayor joins national experts, universities, employers at Ali Center on Dec. 9 Louisville, KY., – Registration is now open for Power Forward, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts, schools, universities and employers to collaborate on a more productive transition between education and career – helping create a stronger pipeline of  talent for Louisville-area employers. The event is Friday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center. Registration is free at Power Forward is presented by KentuckianaWorks, 55,000 Degrees and Greater Louisville Inc. and funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation….

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LouisvilleKY Mayor Greg Fischer and GLI President Kent Oyler to lead foreign-born workforce development conversation

Louisville, KY., – To bring awareness to the professional needs of Louisville’s foreign-born population, Mayor Greg Fischer and GLI president Kent Oyler will lead a workforce development conversation during the Louisville Society of Human Resource Management (LSHRM) networking and lunch event on November 3 at the Muhammad Ali Center. Topics to be discussed include the talent shortage facing our economy, current efforts to attract and integrate foreign-born workers and how the human resource professional community can align their work and engage their companies in welcoming them into the workforce. “Our goal as a city is to do more than keep up…


LouisvilleKY’s chamber celebrates 2016’s Inc.credible Award Winners

(Louisville) – More than 300 people turned out to celebrate the best local small businesses during the 16th annual Inc.credible Awards, presented by Strothman and Company, at the Galt House on Friday. The luncheon was presented by U.S. Bank.   Mayor Greg Fischer and business leaders from across the region were on hand as winners were announced live. Here is a summary of the companies who took home trophies.   Small Business of the Year Award – Presented by Integrity HR Ladyfingers Catering offers custom designed food services for gourmet box lunches, black tie events, outdoor cookouts, and so much…