CEO_Council_2015

 


GLI Announces Portland, OR 2015 GLIDE Destination

3/17/2015 03:45:45 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce, announced Portland, Oregon as the destination for its 2015 GLIDE (Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition) trip.
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GLI’s EnterpriseCorp Will Present Fast Dozen Awards for 2015

3/17/2015 09:42:29 AM

Louisville, Ky. (March 16, 2015) – Greater Louisville Inc.’s EnterpriseCorp will once again bring together the region’s entrepreneurial business community on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to celebrate the latest 12 fast growth “Gazelle” companies named to its Fast Dozen Showcase and selected to receive the prestigious Fast Dozen Awards.  

“Start-up and fast-growth companies are a vital component of the businesses community, creating the majority of high paying jobs, technology advancements and critical investments,” said GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler. “Our work to support these companies better positions the Louisville region for sustained growth and gives us the opportunity to help grow our next Fortune 500 Company.” 

To be considered for the Fast Dozen award and “gazelle” designation companies must be privately held and locally headquartered.   They are at least four years old, have at least five employees and deliver a minimum of $1 million in revenues with at least 20% revenue growth for each of the last three years.  These are truly the high growth, high potential companies in the region. 

For more information and to register, visit the 2015 Fast Dozen Showcase event registration page.  


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GLI and More Than 250 Chambers Urge Congress to Fund Transportation

3/3/2015 06:38:32 PM

Greater Louisville Inc announced today that it has joined more than 250 local, regional and state chambers of commerce urging Congress to resolve the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, and to pass a long term federal transportation authorization bill.
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GLI Urges Senate Support of HB 168 Amendment to Protect Jobs and Investments in Kentucky

3/3/2015 06:36:57 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that while it was disappointed with the Senate Licensing and Occupation Committee’s choice to move HB 168 forward, it was glad to see a compromise amendment introduced by Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville).
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Greater Louisville Inc. – In The Business Of Business

2/17/2015 07:37:58 PM

Louisville, KY (February 17, 2015) – Greater Louisville Inc. shared the organization’s renewed mission to drive quality job creation and business growth in the region at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 17.  As part of the program GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler also unveiled GLI’s new brand look, logo and tagline. The new mark and tagline reflect GLI’s dynamic future and evolution to a more focused and member driven organization.

“GLI’s mission is to accelerate economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness for our region.” said Oyler in his opening remarks before a gathering of nearly 1,100 business and civic leaders. Other speakers at the GLI Annual Meeting included Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Greg Fisher and Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin.

“We adopted a bold, no-nonsense look to reinforce the organization-wide commitment to building sustainable, innovative businesses.  This change is far more than just graphics and marketing.”  Oyler added.  “The fleur-de-lis logo developed 18 years ago by Price Webber will always have a place in GLI’s history and now we have a bold new representation of the GLI of the future.”

The new tagline “In the Business of Business” clearly identifies the organization’s core mission. GLI is the only regional business leadership organization that is entirely focused on helping businesses succeed, whether they’re just getting their start or looking to grow.


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GLI Partners with Junior Achievement to Bring Back JA Company Program

1/28/2015 10:49:57 AM

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc’s EnterpriseCorp (the Louisville office of the Kentucky Innovation Network) – and Junior Achievement (JA) have teamed up to redevelop and reintroduce the JA Company Program, which provides mentors to young entrepreneurs and students looking to explore a first or new business venture.
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GLI Brings Back “D.C. Fly In” By Popular Demand

1/27/2015 12:57:08 PM

(Louisville, KY) -- Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI), announced today that it will once again host its popular advocacy initiative, the D.C. Fly In, a two-day event that takes GLI members to Washington D.C. to help establish and grow important relationships with elected officials that represent the region. The event is scheduled for May 13-14, 2015.
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