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Louisville to Host National Convention of Chamber Executives

8/1/2012 01:34:19 PM

Louisville (August 1, 2012) -- Louisville will host 1,000 chamber of commerce executives and partners from North America and overseas for the annual national convention of American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The convention will begin today and run through Saturday, August 4th at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The national convention was recruited to Louisville by Greater Louisville Inc. "We are excited to welcome so many of our fellow chamber professionals to Louisville,” says Tracee Troutt, interim CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region and the hard work we do to be a driving force for transformation." “ACCE is pumped to bring its annual convention to Louisville,” says Mick Fleming, ACCE’s president. “Over the next few days our members will experience this vibrant downtown, hear from pundits, practitioners and global corporate leaders. Everyone we meet is making us feel welcome, and we’re getting a great taste of what makes the region unique.” Highlights of the conference include presentations by David Novak, Chairman & CEO of Yum! Brands Inc, Katty Kay, Anchor of BBC World News America, Rana Foroohar of TIME Magazine and James Cunningham, President & CEO of Funny Money Inc.  The annual meeting will include a bevy of additional speakers, educational opportunities, networking and idea sharing from some of the best-run chambers in the world. For more information on the conference, session and speakers, visit www.acce.org/convention. Special clearance is required, to cover portions of the meeting, please contact Meredith Siemens at msiemens@greaterlouisville.com. Please also note that David Novak’s presentation is open only to registered conference attendees.    #### About Greater Louisville, Inc. Greater Louisville Inc. is the metro chamber of commerce, dedicated to connecting and growing businesses.  We lead economic development for the region, driving job creation and entrepreneurship.  GLI is committed to transforming our community by improving the region’s quality of life, advocating for a pro-business environment and developing a talented workforce. For more information, visit www.GreaterLouisville.com. About American Chamber of Commerce Executives Established in 1914, ACCE is the only national association uniquely serving the professional development needs of individuals managing chambers of commerce throughout the United States and Canada. Representing more than 7,300 chamber professionals, ACCE enhances the knowledge, leadership skills, and management effectiveness of chamber executives and their staffs through education, trend analysis, benchmarking, and best practices. ACCE promotes the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity within the chamber profession.


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Tax commission meeting an opportunity for business to share

7/26/2012 03:35:13 PM

Kentucky’s tax code is a critical component of our region’s competitiveness. It directly and dramatically impacts our ability to attract and retain jobs, increase business investment and develop a talented workforce. Ideally, the manner in which Kentucky raises revenue and how it chooses to spend it should align with a vision of what we want for our state, now and in the future.

On July 10, Louisville area businesses have an important opportunity to share their views on Kentucky’s tax code at a public meeting of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform. The Louisville session, one of several the commission is holding around the state, will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Highland Middle School Auditorium, 1700 Norris Place. Through these forums, commission members are seeking input from citizens and business leaders about the good, the bad and the frustrating elements of Kentucky’s system of raising money to fund government programs and operations.
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Economic Development Incentives Approved for Three Companies Considering Job Growth in Louisville

7/26/2012 01:31:05 PM


Three companies considering Louisville for expansions or new locations were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects could create 43 new jobs, $1.8 million in new annual payroll and $8.6 million in new investment.
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Oklahoma City Announced as Destination for GLI’s 2012 GLIDE

7/18/2012 01:51:58 PM

 

Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition Sparks Discovery and Growth for Region

Louisville, Ky. (7/18/12) –Greater Louisville Inc. is pleased to announce the details of the upcoming 2012 Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition (GLIDE). This year’s intercity trip will take place October 21-23, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

A group of community leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, education representatives and business professionals will join GLIDE Chair, Jim Welch, Vice Chairman of Brown-Forman Corporation, in OKC.


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June KEDFA Report

6/28/2012 01:33:06 PM

Five companies consideringLouisville for expansions or new locations were preliminarily approved foreconomic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the KentuckyEconomic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky.  The projects could create 127 new jobs, $5.7 millionin new annual payroll and $23.9 million in new investment. 

“This month’s applicants demonstrate the confidence thatLouisville businesses have in our community, with several young companieswanting to expand their operations here, as well as companies looking atLouisville and Kentucky for the first time,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Thesenew jobs and investment in corporate headquarters and manufacturing will be afurther welcome boost for our local and regional economy.”


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Economic Development Incentives Approved for Four Companies Considering Job Growth in Louisville

5/31/2012 11:45:35 AM

 Four companies considering Louisville for expansions or new locations were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects could create 300 new jobs, $12 million in new annual payroll and $32.3 million in new investment.

“This month’s applicants demonstrate the confidence that Louisville businesses have in our community, with several companies wanting to expand their operations here, as well as companies looking at Louisville and Kentucky for the first time,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “New jobs and investment in industries from green products to bourbon production to traditional manufacturing will be a boost for the businesses as well as Louisville residents and visitors.”


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Greater Louisville Inc. Accepting Nominations for Inc.credible Awards(1)

4/27/2012 04:27:50 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2012 Inc.credible Awards now until May 25, 2012.

The Inc.credible Awards recognize small businesses that are spurring the Greater Louisville region to grow, innovate and thrive. Winners in eight categories will be announced at the 2012 Celebration of Small Business event, taking place Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Galt House.

Nominations can 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, 2009 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.
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