The Vogt Invention and Innovation Awards Celebrate 12 Years

8/24/2011 02:49:57 PM

EnterpriseCorp, the enterprise development arm of Greater Louisville Inc., and The Community Foundation of Louisville are accepting entries for the 2011/2012 Vogt Awards. 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. This year’s deadline to submit an application is September 30.



Emerging Minority Business Award Nominations Sought

8/3/2011 09:20:37 AM

Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual award recognizing emerging minority businesses. As part of the Louisville Defender Newspaper’s 2011 Business and Professional Achievement Recognition Luncheon, GLI will present an outstanding local company with the Greater Louisville Inc. Emerging Minority Business Award.

Successful nominees will be emerging minority businesses (one to three years in business) whose focus on innovation, community engagement and growth make them an asset to our city and a role model for businesses nationwide.


Celebration of Small Business Inc.credible Award Finalists Announced(2)

8/1/2011 03:25:24 PM

Release Date July 29, 2011 Media Contact Meredith H. Siemens502.625.0040The 2011 Celebration of Small Business highlights the ‘Big Impact of Small Business’ in Greater Louisville. Annually, the event recognizes the best and brightest small businesses. This year’s field boasted over 1,600



GLI Takes to Toronto for 2011 GLIDE

7/29/2011 11:28:24 AM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Media Contact:                                                                                                                                  Meredith H. Siemens    502.625.0040  



Louisville, Ky. (7-28-2011) – In a constant quest for knowledge and growth, Greater Louisville Inc. is excited to announce the details of the upcoming 2011 Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition (GLIDE). This years experience will take place September 25 – 27, 2011 in Toronto; Canada’s economic capitol and the fifth most populous city in North America.  


According to Forbes, Toronto is the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world and one of the fastest growing among the G7 nations. It is a leader in innovation and consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities, making it a prime venue for GLIDE participants to engage in forward thinking, breakthrough ideas and business collaboration.  


The international trip is only the second in GLIDE history, allowing a unique opportunity to examine advances the city has made in education, economic development, tourism, tax policy, talent attraction, civic amenities, community branding and entrepreneurship on a global scale.  


Around 150 community leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, education representatives and business professionals from across Greater Louisville will participate and learn about new ideas and community opportunities to expose to Greater Louisville.  


Those unable to make the trip can stay connected to GLI and GLIDE news by connecting on Twitter ( #GLIDE), Facebook ( and LinkedIn. Chamber staff and members will be sharing experiences and insights throughout the trip.

Special thanks to 2011 Presenting Sponsor LG&E and GLIDE Chair, Jonathan S. Blue, Chairman & Managing Director, Blue Equity, LLC.  Full event information and registration is available for this year’s historic trip online at:


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About Greater Louisville, Inc.  

Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to transforming our region into the idea capital of the world, a place where imaginations and individuals thrive. GLI leads business, community and economic development in Greater Louisville as we work to increase human capital, drive job creation and entrepreneurship, maximize global opportunities and strengthen business leadership.  GLI is proud to represent more than 2,300 businesses – in fact, one in every three Louisville workers is currently employed by a GLI member. For more information, visit 



Celebration of Small Business Luncheon Honors the Big Impact of Small Business

6/22/2011 03:02:04 PM

Louisville, KY (6/22/11) – Greater Louisville Inc. is pleased to present the 2011 Inc.credible Awards, on August 31, 2011, during the Celebration of Small Business Luncheon, presented by Fifth Third Bank. Now in its 11th consecutive year, the event recognizes and celebrates the over 25,000 small businesses in the area and their big impact on Louisville and beyond.




Ford Motor Company and Greater Louisville Inc. recognized by Site Selection magazine

5/13/2011 11:18:55 AM

  Ford Motor Company and Greater Louisville Inc. recognized by Site Selection magazine Both named in 2010 Top Economic Development Groups and Top Deals issue Louisville, KY Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development publication, has released its annual ranking



Greater Louisville Inc. accepting nominations for Inc.credible Awards

4/15/2011 02:39:37 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. accepting nominations for Inc.credible Awards Awards recognize small businesses in the region   Louisville, Ky. (04 14 11) – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of