5/15/2013 11:53:14 AM
Louisville Metro Government and
Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted seven teams of
IT professionals in the nation’s capital for their first Code Red White & Blue
Hack-a-Thon held this past Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The goal was
for city officials and business leaders to connect with tech designers,
developers and entrepreneurs from the D.C. area toward filling the more than
1,000 jobs available in Louisville’s growing IT sector.
“We are so
pleased that we were able to lay a strong foundation for the potential of hosting
more of these types of events,” said GLI Executive Vice President, Community
& Economic Development, Eileen Pickett. “In addition, we were able to
attract some stellar talent and hear some terrific new technological ideas that
could be implemented Louisville.”
are an increasingly popular way to provide an opportunity for IT professionals
to come together directly with communities and companies in search of their
services. The event provides tech
designers, developers and entrepreneurs with community challenges and gives
them the coordinating available government data so that the teams can develop
new and innovative technology-based solutions.
4/24/2013 04:16:18 PM
Greater Louisville Inc. - the metro
chamber of commerce is accepting nominations for the 2013 Inc.credible
Awards now until May 10, 2013.
Inc.credible Awards recognize outstanding small businesses for their
innovation and success. Winners in eight categories will be announced at
the 2013 Inc.credible Awards Luncheon, taking place on Friday, August
23 at the Galt House.
be made by visiting www.greaterlouisville.com/inccrediblenom. 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, 2010 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.
businesses are the backbone of our local economy, making up more than
99.7 percent of all employers and providing jobs to half of all private
sector workers," said Craig J. Richard, president and CEO of Greater
Louisville Inc. "Each year, we look forward to this opportunity to
celebrate their achievements and their contributions to our region."
4/24/2013 04:08:45 PM
Against a backdrop of hundreds of
computers and the service personnel that make up its new Technical
Operations Center, CompuCom Systems, Inc. introduced today its new
Louisville facility and its plans to grow operations at 10100 Linn
Station Road. Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from Greater Louisville
Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce - saluted the company and its
management for the tremendous growth the company has experienced since
coming to Louisville in 2004.
"CompuCom's expansion is the type of
investment and job creation that I like to see in Louisville -
highly-skilled, highly-technical and well-paid," Mayor Greg Fischer
said. "The company is a great fit for our city."
In the last three years, CompuCom has
seen its Technical Operations Center in Louisville grow from a 120-seat
space in eastern Jefferson County to its new facility, which can
accommodate up to 335 service personnel. CompuCom provides IT
infrastructure services 24x7 to clients globally from Louisville. The
company plans to add 100 new IT support associates in Louisville by the
end of 2013 and an additional 100 positions throughout 2014.
4/24/2013 03:58:02 PM
Greg Fischer and officials from Greater Louisville Inc.- the Metro Chamber of
Commerce today announced that Jefferson National, a recognized innovator of
tax-advantaged investing solutions, has officially opened its new
state-of-the-art headquarters. The opening is a major milestone in the
company’s 5-year expansion plan that began when it relocated its corporate
headquarters from New York to Louisville early last year.
one more example of the Commonwealth’s great success in attracting dynamic
business leaders to our area to contribute to the growth of more jobs and
greater economic development,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “By expanding into
this new facility, Jefferson National is already ahead of schedule in bringing
a multi-million dollar investment and high-paying jobs to Kentucky, and we look
forward to their continued success.”
“Jefferson National’s new
expanded state-of-the-art facility has been designed and built to accommodate
the rapid growth of its workforce with dozens of high paying professional
jobs,” said Fischer. “Jefferson National is clearly committed to becoming a
vital contributor to the Louisville community, providing opportunities for
development and advancement in a workplace that is highly entrepreneurial.”
4/22/2013 10:51:35 AM
is a significant driver of our community’s economic growth and that means jobs,”
said Richard. “The majority of our jobs
are created by young companies and our efforts to strategically develop these companies
better positions Greater Louisville for sustained growth and gives us the
opportunity to help grow our next large headquarters company.”
4/12/2013 04:36:02 PM
Together with premier sponsors Norton Healthcare, Neustar Technologies and Humana, Inc., Louisville Metro Government and Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, will host a Code Red White & Blue Hack-a-Thon in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 11 as part of an ongoing search for new talent in Louisville’s burgeoning IT sector, which consistently offers up to 1,000 available jobs.
Hack-a-Thons, which are increasingly gaining traction throughout the country, provide a unique day-long opportunity for IT professionals to come together directly with communities and companies in search of their services. The event provides tech designers, developers and entrepreneurs with community challenges and the coordinating available government data so that both teams (of up to five) and individuals can develop new and innovative technology-based solutions.
Ideas and executions are judged and participants are awarded for the most innovative apps or new software design and development. The Code Red White & Blue Hack-a-Thon will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with cash and prizes totaling $10,000. Areas of focus can include health care, education, food, energy and the environment.
“We are looking forward to an exciting day of meeting highly skilled and energized professionals,” said GLI Executive Vice President, Community & Economic Development, Eileen Pickett, “as well as identifying some terrific new state-of-the-art solutions for challenges facing communities. This Hack-a-Thon will be working for us on a number of levels.”
4/5/2013 02:02:00 PM
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