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



GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP delivers Vogt Awards, High Impact Awards, and ICC Client of the Year Award

4/13/2011 12:50:06 PM

Louisville, Ky. (April 12, 2011) – ENTERPRISECORP, the division of Greater Louisville Inc. that specializes in developing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, hosted its Signature Event today. The program was highlighted by a keynote address from Mayor Greg Fischer and a presentation of ENTERPRISECORP’s plans for developing the entrepreneurial sector. The event also recognized newly-selected companies to the High Impact Portfolio, announced the Vogt Award winners, and presented the ICC Client of the Year Award. The program closed with a special tribute to Mark Crane, former Executive Director of ENTERPRISECORP, who served from the organization’s inception in 2000 through 2010.



Greater Louisville Inc. Announces 2011 Board of Directors

3/28/2011 03:55:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY (03.28.11) - Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today new members joining its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the governing bodies for the organization.  In addition, new board leadership was announced.


“Each of these leaders has stepped up and made a commitment to help lead the business community in Greater Louisville,” said Joe Reagan, President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “Our board continues to evolve, with inclusive leadership representative of all types and sizes of businesses, and both experienced and emerging leaders.  We have a strong group at the helm of our region’s economic and business development strategy.”


Mary Pat Regan, President of AT&T Kentucky, was appointed Chair of the GLI Board of Directors. She replaces Bob Lekites, formerly of UPS Airlines, who will now serve as Immediate Past Chair. Jeff Bringardner, President of Humana-Kentucky, was appointed Incoming Chair.  John Hawkins, Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, was appointed Treasurer and John Crockett, Chairman of Frost Brown Todd, LLC, was appointed Secretary.