Dan Ulmer Announced as GLI’s Annual Meeting Gold Cup Recipient

3/16/2012 08:09:29 AM

Louisville, Ky. (3/12/12) – Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that it was awarding its most prestigious award, the Gold Cup, to Dan Ulmer for his contributions to the community. The Gold Cup is bestowed in honor of lifetime community service and leadership, and has been awarded only 19 times since its creation in 1969. The award will be delivered at GLI’s annual meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

After a 40-year banking career, Ulmer retired as the Chairman and CEO of PNC Bank, Kentucky. Presently, he is Chairman and part-owner of the Louisville Bats Baseball franchise and owner –investor in several businesses locally.


Greater Louisville Inc. Announces Exclusive Opportunity for Travel to Cuba

3/14/2012 12:03:02 PM

Louisville, Ky. (3/14/2012) – Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its second Cultural Awareness Tour.  This trip will explore Cuba, departing August 30, 2012 and offering travelers 9 days and 8 nights in Havana and Trinidad.

GLI is partnering with Chamber Explorations, a leading travel provider for chambers of commerce and affinity groups across North America. This partnership allows rare use of a specific license granted by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control to authorize registered guests to visit Cuba legally.   .com.



Chef Edward Lee Announced as Thomas Edison Award Recipient

2/22/2012 12:29:43 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is awarding its Thomas Edison Award to Chef Edward Lee. The award celebrates achievements of Louisvillians whose success has brought credit not only to them, but also to the region. His contributions to the community and work to expand the presence and values of GreaterLouisville to a larger audience embody the spirit of Thomas Edison and his work to illuminate the world.


Christine Johnson to ReceiveFleur-De-Lis Award at GLI Annual Meeting

2/7/2012 03:09:08 PM

Louisville, Ky. (2/7/12)– Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce announces the winner of its prestigious Silver Fleur-De-Lis Award, to be delivered at GLI’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 20. The award recognizes outstanding commitments and achievements in the Greater Louisville community and is bestowed upon an individual that shows leadership and action to make the region a better place to live and work.


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.