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John Schnatter Headlines LouisvilleKY’s Chamber Annual Meeting

(Louisville) – With a focus on innovation, Greater Louisville Inc.- the Metro Chamber of Commerce kicked off Annual Meeting at The Palace Theatre on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.    “Innovation is the lifeblood of business evolution and evolve we must to fly high enough to escape the gravity of the status quo,” GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler told the audience of more than 1000 business, civic, and community leaders. “Winning means attracting and growing the industries of the future.” Founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, John Schnatter, gave the keynote address and answered questions from the Founder and President of…


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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…


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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 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 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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Greater Louisville Inc., heads west to study new ways to bring business to Louisville

Louisville, KY – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce released agenda items for the upcoming Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition (GLIDE). The 2015 GLIDE study mission heads to Portland, Ore. The three day trip kicks off on Sunday, October 18, 2015 where attendees will study Portland’s talent attraction and bi state, regional economic development strategies.   “We keep showing up alongside Portland on top-10 lists and have even been referred to as ‘the next Portland’. There is much for us to learn about quality of place and bi-state economic development from visiting this thriving city,” said GLI…


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GLI Awards 2015 EnterpriseCorp Award at Signature Event in Louisville

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp awarded the 2015 EnterpriseCorp Award on August 19. The award was presented to Greg Langdon.  Langdon works with early-stage companies and related programs in Louisville, KY. He’s an active mentor with local accelerator programs including Velocity Indiana, XLerateHealth and Nucleus LaunchIt, and is a board member with GLI’s EnterpriseCorp and with Venture Connectors. “The Signature Award recognizes an individual who has provided consistent leadership and exceptional support for Greater Louisville’s entrepreneurial community,” said President and CEO Kent Oyler. “Greg has done just that and much more.” Greg Langdon was part of the executive…