Electrolux President & CEO Keith McLoughlin to Keynote GLI Annual Meeting

11/25/2014 10:47:55 AM

One of the Region's Largest Business Gatherings Scheduled for February 17th at Galt House

Louisville, KY (November 25, 2014)
 - Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI) announced last night that Electrolux President and CEO Keith McLoughlin will serve as the keynote speaker for the GLI Annual Meeting on February 17, 2015.

McLoughlin has served as President and CEO of Electrolux since 2011. Previously he held the position as Head of Electrolux Major Appliances North America and thereafter Chief Operations Officer Major Appliances to AB Electrolux. Prior to joining Electrolux, McLoughlin enjoyed a 22-year career at DuPont Corporation leading consumer-brand businesses such as Tyvek, Corian and Stainmaster. He has also served on the board of directors of Briggs & Stratton Corporation since 2007.

“Electrolux is an iconic brand that extends far beyond their familiar small appliances. We look forward to hearing from Keith on how they have achieved global success in a very complex and competitive environment,” said Kent Oyler, President & CEO of
Greater Louisville Inc. “Our members will appreciate hearing his perspectives on promoting sustainability and corporate citizenship inside one of the world’s greatest companies.”


Greater Louisville Inc. Announces 2015 Legislative Agenda

11/25/2014 10:43:26 AM

Louisville, KY (November 25, 2014)

Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI) shared its 2015 Legislative Agenda along with the organization’s long-term policy and bi-state initiatives at its Elected Officials Appreciation Dinner on Monday evening.

“This year’s legislative agenda stems from over 300 community leaders who help shape the agenda by participating in our committee process, led by our Public Policy Council Chair, Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, CEO of TKT & Associates,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, GLI Vice President Government Affairs & Public Policy. “These are the core priorities that the business community sees as integral to the economic future of our commonwealth.”  

Throughout the year GLI works to engage the area’s public and private sectors in developing a strong pro-business voice for the entire Greater Louisville Region.  The organization engages a broad cross section of the business community to help craft the policy positions on economic development, education, transportation, environmental and energy, health care, and tax policy by serving and working on GLI’s Public Policy Committee and Issue Advisory Committees.  The time and effort committed to building the legislative agenda helps ensure the voices of GLI members - large and small - are heard in Metro Hall, Frankfort, and Washington.

GLI’s 2015 Legislative Agenda:




11/12/2014 03:15:10 PM

Two sizes feature Louisville skyline and carved base

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2014) – Just in time for the first snow fall, Louisville snow globes are back for the 2014 holiday season in two sizes for all your gifting needs!



GLI Provides Unique Opportunity To Visit Cuba

11/11/2014 10:11:55 AM

Louisville, Ky. (11/11/2014) – Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its second Cultural Awareness Tour to Cuba departing May 19, 2015.  This trip offers travelers 7 days in Havana and the surrounding area and combines a unique global cultural awareness experience with a one of a kind networking opportunity.


Carlos Phillips to Return to Greater Louisville Inc.

11/6/2014 02:41:30 PM

Louisville, KY (November 5, 2014) – Greater Louisville Inc. announced today that Carlos Phillips will rejoin the organization as Senior Vice President effective December 1, 2014.  Phillips comes to GLI from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce where he has served as Senior Vice President, Membership & Marketing since 2010.  Prior to joining the Kentucky Chamber team Phillips served as GLI’s Vice President, Member and Investor Development from 2006-2009.                 

"We are ecstatic that Carlos is coming back to GLI.  He brings a wealth of experience in building membership relationships and delivering strong business-focused programming,” said Kent Oyler, President and CEO, Greater Louisville Inc.  “Carlos’s experience and leadership will allow GLI’s new management team to continue to reimage GLI as a more highly focused, efficient organization that delivers measurable value to its members and advances economic prosperity across the region.”



GLI and Auditor Edelen Urge Jefferson County Voters To Engage In The Future Of Our Children

11/3/2014 10:42:18 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY (November 3, 2014) -  Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce and Auditor Adam Edelen have released a joint statement calling for all voters in the 3rd, 5th, and 6th school board districts to vote tomorrow and help decide the future of JCPS.

This year, more than any year in recent memory, there has been an incredible interest in the school board and those who oversee its $1.3 billion budget. As we enter tomorrow’s election GLI and Auditor Adam Edelen want to commend the many local groups, media outlets, and business leaders who have begun a much needed discussion about the future of Louisville’s children and its economy. 

“The JCPS School Board elections will set the direction for public education in Louisville for years to come, said Greater Louisville Inc. President & CEO Kent Oyler.  “The outcome will affect our community’s children and our future workforce. Voters need to make informed choices to support student success and strengthen our community.”


GLI’s EntepriseCorp 2014 Hot Dozen Announced

9/30/2014 10:44:09 AM

Local businesses recognized for fast-growth, achievement and entrepreneurial spirit

Louisville, KY (9/29/14)  EnterpriseCorp, the division of Greater Louisville Inc. that specializes in nurturing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, has named its annual “Hot Dozen,” twelve of the region’s most innovative up and coming companies. 

The companies were honored at the “Hot Dozen” Showcase sponsored by Hilliard Lyons Investment Banking.

“As we kick off the week-long Idea Festival it seems appropriate to celebrate innovation with twelve of our region’s most innovative early-stage companies,” said Kent Oyler, President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “These Hot Dozen companies are poised for rapid growth and are joining the ranks of an impressive group of alumni.”

The “Hot Dozen” is chosen by GLI’s EnterpriseCorp, the Louisville office of the Kentucky Innovation Network. These companies exemplify some of the high-potential work being done in the region’s entrepreneurial community. Past winners of the “Hot Dozen” include such stand outs such as StoneStreet One (recently acquired by Qualcomm),GlowTouch Technologies, Zirmed, Genscape and up and comers such as New2Lou, SuperFanU and Wicked Sheets.