• Programs

  • For registration and event details, visit or call 502.625.0156 to reach our Registration Department.

    Business is all about who you know and GLI can help introduce you. Pick from a year-round programming calendar featuring first-class networking and insightful content.

    Annual Meeting
    Business at Breakfast
    Capitol Connection
    The Inc.credible Awards
    Hot Dozen
    How to Network
    Legislative Dinner
    Member Celebrations
    My GLI
    Small Business How To Series
    Top Investor Series
    Wake Up/Wind Down

    -presented by Hilliard Lyons
    A must attend event, the GLI Annual Meeting brings a Who’ s Who of our region’s business and community leaders together for one night, at one location for a big celebration. Award presentations, special guests and exceptional networking make this one of the hottest nights in town.

    BUSINESS AT BREAKFAST – presented by Stoll Keenon Ogden
    Begin your day at this acclaimed speakers series that provides relevant business information, local insights and a hot breakfast– all before 9am. Each Business at Breakfast (events are held four times per year) features a panel of the region’s hottest business leaders sharing their expertise through interaction with the audience and each other.

    CAPITOL CONNECTION – presented by KentuckyOne Health 
    Capitol Connection events (held 2+ times a year) give the business community access to legislative leaders, issues and information. Guest speakers provide political insights at the local, state and federal levels. Topic-based forums offer attendees expert insight on issues important both at the office and at home – from education reform to community development and more.

    THE INC.CREDIBLE AWARDS – presented by Strothman and Company (Award Sponsor)
    This annual celebration is the region’s signature small business event. GLI's annual Inc.credible Awards (<100 employees) are presented and the entire small business community is celebrated for its ongoing contribution to our region’s economic vitality. An inspirational event for anyone who knows the importance of small businesses dreaming big, this is a must-attend celebration for companies of all sizes.

    GLIDE – presented by LG&E  & Chase
    The Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition (GLIDE) is an annual, invitation-only executive program for regional business and community leaders. The program promotes learning, brainstorming and relationship building that is critical to regional visioning and progress. In June 2014, the Leadership Expedition will team up with Commerce Lexington to head to Charlotte, NC.

    HOT DOZEN – presented by Hilliard Lyons Investment Banking
    Warm up at this annual, by-invitation-only cocktail reception hosted by GLI’s EnterpriseCorp. The evening showcases 12 of the region’s hottest companies and celebrates Greater Louisville’s entrepreneurial vitality.

    ELECTED OFFICIALS RECEPTION – presented by Brown-Forman
    GLI hosts this annual signature event to recognize Jefferson County’s elected officials for their contributions to Greater Louisville’s growth and prosperity. Each year, a guest speaker provides insights on the latest political developments while attendees network with state legislators, Metro Council representatives and Metro Government officials. The event allows the business community to advocate for its top priorities.

    MEMBER CELEBRATIONS – Join community leaders, GLI staff and other GLI members as businesses celebrate ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and anniversaries. GLI works with members to plan and promote these events.  Attending is a great opportunity to support, celebrate, and be inspired by the diverse community of businesses that drive our local economy.

    MY GLI - presented by Schwartz Insurance Group
    So, you're a GLI Member – now what? Attending My GLI, Greater Louisville Inc's orientation program, is your opportunity to make the most of your membership! Here's what you can expect: Hear about GLI’s impact on the business community, learn how to get plugged in, get to know our leaders, connect with other business professionals in your area, leave with an engagement map tailored to your needs.

    SMALL BUSINESS HOW TO SERIES – presented by Steptoe & Johnson
    With a growing demand for in depth training, GLI's Small Business How To Series fills the gap with professional instruction to help your business. As a benefit to members, the Small Business How To Series gives attendees a unique opportunity to participate with an industry expert in an intimate setting. All workshops are hosted in GLI's board room and are approximately 2 hours in length.

    TOP INVESTOR SERIES – presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
    This program is exclusively available to GLI members who invest above and beyond their annual dues to support GLI’s economic, enterprise and community development efforts. Hosted multiple times per year at various locations, these gatherings are renowned for VIP speakers and premier executive networking.

    WAKE UP/WIND DOWN – presented by Park Community Credit Union 
    Greater Louisville Inc. and Business First have joined forces to offer the area’s largest networking program. Held multiple times per year at various locations throughout the metro area, this networking series is the perfect opportunity to make new contacts from a variety of industries in a high-energy, social atmosphere.

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