Economic Development Incentives Approved for Four Companies Considering Job Growth in Louisville

5/31/2012 11:45:35 AM

 Four companies considering Louisville for expansions or new locations were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects could create 300 new jobs, $12 million in new annual payroll and $32.3 million in new investment.

“This month’s applicants demonstrate the confidence that Louisville businesses have in our community, with several companies wanting to expand their operations here, as well as companies looking at Louisville and Kentucky for the first time,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “New jobs and investment in industries from green products to bourbon production to traditional manufacturing will be a boost for the businesses as well as Louisville residents and visitors.”



Greater Louisville Inc. Accepting Nominations for Inc.credible Awards(1)

4/27/2012 04:27:50 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2012 Inc.credible Awards now until May 25, 2012.

The Inc.credible Awards recognize small businesses that are spurring the Greater Louisville region to grow, innovate and thrive. Winners in eight categories will be announced at the 2012 Celebration of Small Business event, taking place Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Galt House.

Nominations can be made by visiting Nominees must be businesses of less than 100 employees, locally-owned and operated in the Louisville region. They must have been in business prior to January 1, 2009 and not have received an Inc.credible Award in the last three years. Nominees do not have to be a GLI member and self-nominations are welcomed.


Vogt Award Winners Announced

4/24/2012 04:48:32 PM

EnterpriseCorp, the enterprise development arm of Greater Louisville Inc., and The Community Foundation of Louisville announced the 2012 Vogt award recipients today in a press conference at the Henry Vogt Building of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.

Intended to recognize excellence in product innovation and inspire inventors to see their ideas reach full potential, the Vogt Awards provide up to $250,000 annually in grants.

Recipients are selected by a 12-person committee, chaired by Ty Adams, Managing Director of Adams: Kinkade Design, LLC, based upon their concept’s merits of innovation, technical excellence, strategic business planning, competitive positioning, potential market value, time to market, and anticipated social/economic benefits for the Greater Louisville area.


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.