GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt to KeynoteGLI Annual Meeting

12/28/2011 01:51:42 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that GE Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt will be the keynote speaker at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. 

Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions within the corporation between his start at GE in 1982 and being appointed chairman in 2001.  He is a catalyst for leadership development and job growth, which also earned him the seat as chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

GE’s quest to “build, power, move and cure” has cemented its role as a vital, local stronghold as well as a global leader, living the values of innovation and long-held GLI belief that ideas create jobs.



GLI Leadership Update

12/12/2011 02:19:43 PM

Dear GLI Members,

As a valued member of Greater Louisville Inc., you play a vital role in helping our region achieve its vision. We as an organization appreciate your involvement and want to keep you updated on a transition at GLI.

Today, Joe Reagan, President and CEO of GLI, accepted the position of President and CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association. Effective January 26, Tracee Troutt will take over as interim President & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. Eileen Pickett, Executive Vice President, will continue her role leading GLI’s economic development strategy. These two exceptional leaders are accompanied by a remarkably talented GLI team, who will continue to conduct business as usual advancing the Greater Louisville region.

Within the next 10 days, a search committee will begin an international search for a new CEO for Greater Louisville Inc. The committee will be chaired by GLI incoming board chair Jeff Bringardner, President of Humana-Kentucky. GLI’s current board chair Mary Pat Regan, President of AT&T – Kentucky, and immediate past chair Chuck Denny, Regional President, Kentucky-Tennessee Banking for PNC, will also assist our organization through this transition.

We are honored to have strong and dedicated members, who will play an important role through this next evolution. The candidate search will provide an exciting opportunity for growth as our region pursues its vision of becoming an idea capital for the world.

Please do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff during this transition. We are committed to keeping you apprised of the details as we move forward in this process.

Thank you, as always, for your membership with Greater Louisville Inc. and for joining us in support of the business community.


Your GLI Team



InGrid Design, LLC Wins GLI’s Emerging Minority Business Award

10/24/2011 10:57:13 AM

Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Louisville Defender, announced the winner of its 2011 Emerging Minority Business Award at the newspaper’s Annual Business and Professional Achievement Recognition Luncheon today.



Greater Louisville Inc. Announces Cultural Awareness Reconnaissance Tour

10/24/2011 10:53:04 AM

Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce has announced that India is the destination of its first Cultural Awareness Reconnaissance Tour. The trip, hosted in conjunction with Indus Travels, will offer participants the opportunity to experience nine days, March 26 to April 3, 2012, exploring the sights, lifestyle and ethos of India with stays in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.


Greater Louisville Inc. Announces 2011Total Resource Campaign

9/30/2011 11:26:13 AM

Louisville, Ky. (9/29/11) – Greater Louisville Inc.’s Total Resource Campaign draws business and community leaders from around the region to volunteer their time for the annual drive to raise awareness, investments and sponsorships for the Metro Chamber.

This year’s goal is $1.7 million, which will help GLI strengthen the region through economic and community development, advocacy, enterprise development, member benefits and strategic partnerships.

The theme for the 2011campaign is “Connecting People to What’s Next: Rethink Possibility.” TRC will explore the strength of connections through inclusion and the opportunities and ideas made possible by investments in GLI.




Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility Announced

9/22/2011 09:51:34 AM

The 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility recognizes fourteen exemplary employers that are using flexibility as a talent management tool to enhance workplace effectiveness and contribute to employee success. Greater Louisville Inc. was honored to be among the award recipients this year. For the fourth consecutive year, Greater Louisville was selected from communities nationwide to participate in When Work Works, an initiative to highlight the importance of workplace flexibility.


Greater Louisville Inc. Goes to Work at the 2011 IdeaFestival

9/19/2011 04:57:33 PM

This year, Greater Louisville Inc. invites its members and the community to take part in this frenetic exchange of ideas, with all the comforts of the office at your fingertips. The IdeaHub, new to the 2011 IF, will be located in the lobby of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and be operational during business hours, Wednesday, September 21 through Saturday, September 24.