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LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons Unveils North Village Market

Growing new urbanist community opens innovative retail, food and beverage retail cottages to incubate and cultivate rising local designers, artisans and food entrepreneurs PROSPECT, KY  – Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist development in Prospect, KY today was joined today by Louisville Forward, Greater Louisville Inc. and the Louisville Small Business Development Center as they cut the ribbon on the community’s new North Village Market, a project aimed at incubating local food and retailers.  The open-air market is located at 6301 Moonseed Street, just a stone’s throw from the lakefront amphitheater, and includes six retail cottages. In addition, the space will…


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LouisvilleKY’s chamber of commerce Announces 2018 Inc.credible Awards Finalists

  (Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the 26 companies and three business leaders in the running for the 2018 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,” Kent Oyler, President & CEO of GLI, said. “We are always excited to see the innovative business solutions that are being pioneered by these players in our community.”   Since…


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LouisvilleKY Legislators & Chamber Leaders Rally Around Expanded Gaming Legislation

(Frankfort, KY)- Speaking with bipartisan support on Thursday afternoon at the Capitol, Greater Louisville Inc. in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, once again urged support for an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution that would allow for expanded gaming. “The numbers are on the side of expanded gaming with the creation of thousands of new jobs and anywhere from $250 Million to $1 Billion in the first year of gross gaming revenue alone,” Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Chief Operating Officer of Greater Louisville Inc., said. “The question is no longer why should we do this, but why aren’t we already doing it? …


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Tomorrow’s Talent summit to focus on the future of LouisvilleKY youth

Mayor Fischer to join local and national experts at Ali Center on Dec. 8 LouisvilleKY., – Registration is now open for Tomorrow’s Talent, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts to focus on ways for young people to realize their full potential in education and the workforce — creating the maximum impact to the regional economy. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Muhammad Ali Center. Registration is free at www. kentuckianaworks.org/summit. Tomorrow’s Talent is presented by KentuckianaWorks, 55,000 Degrees and Greater Louisville Inc., with funding from the JPMorgan Chase…


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GLI’s Regional Air Coalition Secures Two More Nonstop Destinations for LouisvilleKY

  (Louisville) – Kansas City and Raleigh-Durham are the latest cities added to a growing list of nonstop destinations offered in and out of Louisville International Airport (SDF). Greater Louisville Inc.’s Regional Air Coalition (RAC), in conjunction with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) announced the new OneJet flights this morning inside Louisville International Airport just as OneJet’s first nonstop flight from Pittsburgh touched down.  Daily flights to Kansas City and Raleigh-Durham are scheduled to begin in October.   “Our business partners asked and we got the job done,” GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler said. “Those three new nonstop…


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Louisville Ky’s chamber picks Austin to study its growth

GLI Selects Austin, Texas for GLIDE 2016 (Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, will be heading to Austin, TX for its GLIDE 2016 trip on September 11-13th. The trip will be a check-up on what Austin has done in the realms of public policy, higher education, entrepreneurship, and talent attraction to rapidly increase their city’s size and regional economy. “It’s been 16 years since GLI visited Austin and in that time their population has grown by 57 percent,” GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler said. “That doesn’t just happen by accident. We will be using this…


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Louisville Ky’s Chamber hires two key spots

Filling the Talent Gap: New GLI Hires Fill Open Economic Development Positions   (Louisville, KY) –  In a move to fill two key positions on GLI’s Economic Development team, GLI is proud to announce the hiring of a Talent Attraction & Development Manager and an Economic Development Manager.   Stacey Servo will lead talent attraction efforts for GLI.  She is well experienced in this realm as the founder of New 2 Lou, a social organization and resource for Louisville transplants.   “Being a transplant to Louisville herself, we think she brings a wonderful balance of real-life experience and interpretation, as…


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Louisville Ky chamber announces major promotions

(Louisville)- GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler today announced today several internal promotions to advance GLI’s mission of accelerating economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness.   Sarah Davasher-Wisdom is now the Chief Operating Officer.  Davasher-Wisdom was previously SVP Public Affairs & Strategy. Deana Epperly Karem is now Vice President of Regional Growth.  Karem was previously VP Economic Development. Brian Jones is now Vice President of Membership & Development.  Jones was previously VP Membership. Shawna Burton is now Executive Director of Engagement & Marketing.  Burton was previously Director of Events.   Additional employees receiving promotions include:   Christy Corum is…


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Louisville Ky’s Chamber Chief sounds off on expanded gaming

By: Kent Oyler, President & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. We have waited long enough; the time is now for Kentucky lawmakers to take action and generate additional revenue by allowing casino gaming.  GLI keeps bringing up this important policy initiative because it makes sense for business and it makes sense for Kentucky taxpayers. Every year the Commonwealth stands idly by while $546 million in gaming tax revenue gush outward across our state lines. These are dollars that could be going to shore up the budget and fund our significant pension obligations but are instead spent in Indiana, Ohio, Missouri,…


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Louisville Ky’s GLI issues plea to state legislature

Working For A Cause: Our Push For B Corps By Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, SVP of Public Affairs & Strategy for Greater Louisville Inc. Our region has the potential to realize an incredible opportunity during the 2016 Kentucky legislative session by passing HB 50, sponsored by Representative Kelly Flood (Lexington) and co-sponsored by Representative Steve Riggs (Louisville). By passing Public Benefit Corporation legislation, which has made it through the House and is now under consideration in the Senate, we can access more than $1.5 billion in philanthropic dollars that are presently under-utilized statewide. Public Benefit Corporations give businesses the freedom to consider…