Greater Louisville Inc.

Proposal Would Regulate Pop-Up Parties in Louisville KY Metro

From the Metro Council…. Louisville KY – Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) has been working with members of LMPD, ABC, IPL and the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office to bring a level of safety and security to the “Pop-up” Parties that have been occurring throughout our community. These parties happen in abandoned warehouses, empty storefronts and occasionally they sub-lease from a viable tenant.  There is little to no trained security and the structure is not always safe. Since beginning the research for the legislation, Councilwoman Butler has been joined by Councilwoman Mary Woolridge (D-3), Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and Councilman David…


Greater Louisville Inc.’s Final Take on 2015 General Assembly

From GLI…. The General Assembly brought the 2015 Regular Session to a close in the early morning hours of March 25. This session, which Governor Beshear called a “remarkable success” saw the passage of some important legislation, but much work remains to be done to move the Commonwealth forward. Legislation supported by GLI that will become law includes: Anti-Heroin Abuse – Among GLI’s top legislative priorities for this session was addressing the heroin epidemic affecting Kentucky. Negotiations between the House and Senate in a conference committee on SB 192, successfully yielded a compromise bill that the Governor has already signed…


GLI Boss Praises Rep. Riggs For Passing Crowdfunding Initiative

From Kent Oyler, GLI The 2015 General Assembly session has ended and a meager handful of legislation has made its way to the Governor’s desk. One bill that flew under the radar was HB76 sponsored by Representative Steve Riggs (D-Louisville). It enables folks in Kentucky to invest small amounts of money in Kentucky based companies in return for a piece of the action. It’s called equity crowdfunding and previously it was only open to the one percenters; those proverbial ‘certified rich guys’ who qualified as accredited investors. With responsible restrictions and protections, HB76 opens the investing game game to everyone…


Fast Dozen Exemplify Entrepreneurism in Louisville KY

from GLI – three Rusty Satellite alums featured in Prestigious Fast Dozen – Craig Greenberg, Ingrid Hernandez and Taylor Trusty Louisville, Ky. – EnterpriseCorp, the division of Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, that specializes in developing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, hosted a special reception this evening to announce the latest 12 fast growth companies named to its Fast Dozen Showcase and present each with the prestigious Fast Dozen Award.   Vice President of EnterpriseCorp, Terry Gill, recognized these homegrown companies that are expanding, adding jobs, increasing revenue, and providing vitality for the entire region. “We have numerous examples of…


Is Louisville KY Ready for Waterfront Park’s Phase 4?

It’s hard to imagine Louisville’s “Front Porch” as anything but the jewel it is today. But Waterfront Development Corp. Chair Matt Thornton told a funny story about how it used to be, back when driving down I-65 south afforded newcomers a view of a scrapyard. Thornton and Waterfront Development President David Karem spoke at Greater Louisville Inc.’s Business Breakfast March 20. Thornton told about his long-ago move to Louisville after a stint as a fishing guide in Montana. He saw the scrapyard on the drive across the Bridge, and told how the friend he brought along didn’t like the idea…


Portland is Destination for GLI’s GLIDE Trip from Louisville KY

Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition looks to build on regional collaboration Louisville, KY — Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, announced Portland, Oregon as the destination for its 2015 GLIDE (Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition) trip. The annual GLIDE trip is a three-day excursion designed to introduce participants to cities throughout the world in order to better understand how they have overcome obstacles and achieved goals.  Destination cities for the GLIDE program are strategically selected to represent some of the issues and opportunities that the Greater Louisville region is experiencing. “We keep showing up on top-10 lists with…


GLI’s EnterpriseCorp Presents Fast Dozen Awards for 2015 in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY– Greater Louisville Inc.’s EnterpriseCorp will once again bring together the region’s entrepreneurial business community on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to celebrate the latest 12 fast growth “Gazelle” companies named to its Fast Dozen Showcase and selected to receive the prestigious Fast Dozen Awards. “Start-up and fast-growth companies are a vital component of the businesses community, creating the majority of high paying jobs, technology advancements and critical investments,” said GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler. “Our work to support these companies better positions the Louisville region for sustained growth and gives us the opportunity to help grow our next…


Greater Louisville Inc. Urging Members to Contact Legislators on Key Issues

GLI is asking its members to contact legislators as the 2015 Session nears its end. It wants action on the “Beer Bill”, LIFT, and giving school superintendents more power. From GLI: Support Sen. Raque Adams’ amendment to HB 168  House Bill 168, as passed by the Kentucky House, is a forced divestiture of a good corporate citizen, sending a terrible signal to other out-of-state companies who might be interested in investing in Kentucky. Please support Sen. Raque Adams’ amendment which would protect current jobs and promote fairness, equality, and property rights in Kentucky’s beer distribution system. It protects Anheuser-Busch employees in…


Morning Motivational on Monday

Dick Wilson and I can’t figure out how many years we’ve been doing the Breakfast of Champions, but it’s somewhere between five and eight years. We’re guessing. We finished our 2014 series yesterday, with GLI president and former Rusty Satellite Show guest Kent Oyler giving the group a positive message about the future of the region’s efforts to attract and retain jobs. We had around 50 people there. I was asked why we don’t do more to promote it, to get bigger crowds. Dick and I both said the same thing – because we don’t want a hundred people there….



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