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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…


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Louisville Ky chamber calls for expanded gaming amendment

GLI Backs Expanded Gaming Amendment (Frankfort, KY) – Speaking with bipartisan support on Tuesday at the Capitol, Greater Louisville Inc. once again urged support for an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution that would allow for expanded gaming.   “Every year the Commonwealth continues to see hundreds of millions of dollars flow across state lines in gaming revenue: $546 million to be exact,” said GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler.  “These are dollars that could be going toward our state deficit and our significant pension obligations.”   GLI is backing an amendment introduced by Senator Morgan McGarvey (D-Louisville) and co-filed by…


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LouisvilleKY’s GLI Meeting/Pep Rally Makes Case for Business

Once the Louisville Orchestra’s brilliant Teddy Abrams completed his wizardry at the piano at the Louisville Palace Jan. 26, GLI CEO Kent Oyler asked an enthusiastic crowd of a thousand businessmen and women if a Chamber of Commerce is still a necessity. He claimed it’s something he’d been asked about recently, and perhaps it’s a question many in the audience had asked. Of course, he presented a convincing case for the business organization’s existence. And those who followed him on stage, Gov. Matt Bevin (by video), Mayor Greg Fischer, Humana President & CEO Bruce Broussard and Aetna Chairman Mark Bertolini,…


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AT&T brings GigaPower to Louisville Ky

News comes as Google Fiber continues to work with city leaders to bring its own gigabit service to Louisville. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T1 announced today it is planning to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through  AT&T GigaPowerSM to homes, apartments and small businesses in parts of 38 additional metros across the United States, which will total at least 56 metros served, including in the Louisville area.2 With the launch of our ultra-fast Internet service in parts of 2 of these metros today – Los Angeles and West Palm Beach – AT&T GigaPower is now available in…


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New Louisville companies recognized for innovative strategies

  photos from Vogt Awards Twitter Page (Louisville, KY) –The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) and Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp announced the winners of the 2015 Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards at a news conference Thursday. The awards target the manufacturing and hardware sector to help startup ideas and products develop into a viable and successful businesses in our region. The Vogt Awards reward entrepreneurs by investing in companies committed to economic growth and job creation. The Community Foundation’s Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund has supported the Vogt Awards for more than 15 years. In that time nearly $2.5 million…


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GLI Names Vice President of Economic Development

Louisville, KY – Greater Louisville Inc. is pleased to announce Deana Epperly Karem will join the organization as Vice President of Economic Development on September 1, 2015.  Karem will spearhead GLI’s economic development efforts by leveraging the Greater Louisville region’s assets to attract, retain and expand businesses in order to advance the regional economy and promote long-term job growth.  Karem’s primary responsibility will be leading GLI’s new regional economic development organization (REDO). “Deana’s solid reputation and background in business attraction and expansion makes her an excellent fit for this role”, said GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler. “She brings proven…


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Finalists Announced for GLI Annual Awards That Celebrate Small and Growing Businesses

Louisville, Ky – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its 2015 Inc.credible Awards presented by  Strothman & Company this morning at its Wake Up Wind Down event.  For the past 15 years, the Inc.credible Awards have been recognizing small businesses that are focused on stimulating growth and innovation in the Greater Louisville region. The 2015 winners will be announced at the Inc.credible Awards Luncheon at the Galt House Hotel on August 28 at 11:30a.m. “GLI’s Inc.credible Awards are all about celebrating the Greater Louisville region’s finest small businesses and their impact on the…


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Louisville’s TechFest to Explore Technology and Innovations in Healthcare

Louisville, Ky., – The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) will present its inaugural TechFest on Aug. 20-Aug. 21st at the Henry Clay Building and at the University of Louisville campuses. The four “mini-tracks” of the conference include healthcare, leadership/management, internet of things/big data, and general IT/emerging tech. The mini-track specific to healthcare will give a glimpse of the new horizons challenging the journey to optimal aging, and restorative practices in medicine and managing its compelling data, pointing at solutions. The Health Enterprise Network (HEN), an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc., and the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK), our local tech council, have partnered to…


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New Business In India? GLI Hopes So

Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI), President and CEO Kent Oyler recently wrapped up a trip to India the United Arab Emirates in an effort to drum up new business for Louisville and the rest of Kentucky. Oyler joined Chamber executives from Winchester-Clark County, Jessamine County, Murray-Calloway County, Ashland and Madisonville, Ky., and Bartlett, Tenn., as well as representatives from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and World Trade Center Kentucky. The purpose of the April 2-11 trip, Oyler said, was to exchange and foster business and cultural connections with their counterparts in India and United Arab Emirates. “The…