LOUISVILLE, Ky. - December 17, 2014 — Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and the Greater Louisville Region by 2017, announced today the launch of its Veteran Network Builder program to help veterans create their civilian networks.
“According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking,” said Eileen Pickett, Economic Development Advisor to Where Opportunity Knox. “Often veterans and their spouses are well-suited for these positions but they lack personal connections and a professional civilian network to alert them to these opportunities. By establishing and enlisting Veteran Network Builders from throughout our community, we hope to assist veterans and their spouses as they start to build their civilian networks and relationships, connecting them with influencers and decision-makers in the business community.”
Veteran Network Builders represent a variety of industries throughout the Greater Louisville region and are selected based on their strong regional business networks and their interest in helping transitioning military personnel get connected. These volunteers commit to connecting with at least three veterans or military spouses per year and are willing to provide these individuals with personal introductions to other community leaders as appropriate. Over 20 Veteran Network Builders have already been selected to support this new program. read more...
Terry Gill Named to Lead GLI’s
Louisville, Ky. (December 1, 2014) – Greater Louisville Inc announced Terry Gill has
been named the Vice President of EnterpriseCorp, the organization’s division
that specializes in developing the region’s start-up and fast growth sector. This
announcement represents the final step in rebuilding GLI’s entrepreneurial
department focused on providing the connections and tools necessary for
supporting the success of small, early and second stage fast growth firms. In addition to Gill, GLI has added Jeff
Commercialization Manager and Bob Saunders, pro-bono Entrepreneur in Residence,
to the current EnterpriseCorp team. read more...
One of the Region's Largest Business Gatherings Scheduled for February 17th at Galt House
Louisville, KY (November 25, 2014)
- Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI) announced last night that Electrolux President and CEO Keith McLoughlin will serve as the keynote speaker for the GLI Annual Meeting on February 17, 2015.
McLoughlin has served as President and CEO of Electrolux since 2011. Previously he held the position as Head of Electrolux Major Appliances North America and thereafter Chief Operations Officer Major Appliances to AB Electrolux. Prior to joining Electrolux, McLoughlin enjoyed a 22-year career at DuPont Corporation leading consumer-brand businesses such as Tyvek, Corian and Stainmaster. He has also served on the board of directors of Briggs & Stratton Corporation since 2007.
“Electrolux is an iconic brand that extends far beyond their familiar small appliances. We look forward to hearing from Keith on how they have achieved global success in a very complex and competitive environment,” said Kent Oyler, President & CEO of
Greater Louisville Inc. “Our members will appreciate hearing his perspectives on promoting sustainability and corporate citizenship inside one of the world’s greatest companies.” read more...
Louisville, KY (November 25, 2014)
Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI) shared its 2015 Legislative Agenda along with the organization’s long-term policy and bi-state initiatives at its Elected Officials Appreciation Dinner on Monday evening. read more...
“This year’s legislative agenda stems from over 300 community leaders who help shape the agenda by participating in our committee process, led by our Public Policy Council Chair, Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, CEO of TKT & Associates,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, GLI Vice President Government Affairs & Public Policy. “These are the core priorities that the business community sees as integral to the economic future of our commonwealth.”
Throughout the year GLI works to engage the area’s public and private sectors in developing a strong pro-business voice for the entire Greater Louisville Region. The organization engages a broad cross section of the business community to help craft the policy positions on economic development, education, transportation, environmental and energy, health care, and tax policy by serving and working on GLI’s Public Policy Committee and Issue Advisory Committees. The time and effort committed to building the legislative agenda helps ensure the voices of GLI members - large and small - are heard in Metro Hall, Frankfort, and Washington.
GLI’s 2015 Legislative Agenda:
Two sizes feature Louisville skyline and carved base
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2014) – Just in time for the first snow fall, Louisville snow globes are back for the 2014 holiday season in two sizes for all your gifting needs! read more...
Louisville, Ky. (11/11/2014) – Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its second Cultural Awareness Tour to Cuba departing May 19, 2015. This trip offers travelers 7 days in Havana and the surrounding area and combines a unique global cultural awareness experience with a one of a kind networking opportunity. read more...
Louisville, KY (November 5, 2014) – Greater Louisville Inc. announced today that Carlos Phillips will rejoin the organization as Senior Vice President effective December 1, 2014. Phillips comes to GLI from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce where he has served as Senior Vice President, Membership & Marketing since 2010. Prior to joining the Kentucky Chamber team Phillips served as GLI’s Vice President, Member and Investor Development from 2006-2009.
"We are ecstatic that Carlos is coming back to GLI. He brings a wealth of experience in building membership relationships and delivering strong business-focused programming,” said Kent Oyler, President and CEO, Greater Louisville Inc. “Carlos’s experience and leadership will allow GLI’s new management team to continue to reimage GLI as a more highly focused, efficient organization that delivers measurable value to its members and advances economic prosperity across the region.” read more...