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GLI Announces Inaugural “LEAD GLI” Class

8/29/2013 03:34:16 PM

New Program Promotes Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development

Louisville, Ky. (August 29, 2013) - The LEAD GLI Inaugural class was announced today by Greater Louisville Inc.-the Metro Chamber of Commerce. LEAD GLI is a new business leadership development program specifically for GLI Top Investor companies and their employees. 

The six-month LEAD program provides participants with the opportunity to increase their personal network of connections, enhance their business leadership skills, and develop a greater understanding of the community's economic development strategies in the areas job creation, entrepreneurial development, human capital, public policy and marketing Louisville. 


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GLI names 2013 Inc.credible Awards Winners

8/23/2013 02:52:22 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY (August 23, 2013) – Greater Louisville Inc. announced the winners of its 2013 Inc.credible Awards at a luncheon earlier today. The Inc.credible Awards program, now in its 13th year, recognizes outstanding small businesses in the Louisville region. 

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy,” said Craig J. Richard, president & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc.  “They make up more than 99 percent of all employers and provide jobs to more than half of all private sector workers.” This program provides us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate their achievements and their many contributions to our region.” 

Entries for the awards are judged by a panel of business leaders, who evaluate their performance on business and civic leadership, community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance.

More than 118 small businesses and organizations applied for this year’s Inc.credible Awards. 


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Greater Louisville Inc. Announces Finalists for Inc.credible Awards

7/26/2013 03:48:46 PM

Louisville, Ky. (7/27/13) – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its 2013 Inc.credible Awards earlier today at its Wake Up Wind Down breakfast event.

The Inc.credible Awards recognize small businesses that are spurring the Greater Louisville region to growth. Winners in eight categories will be announced at the 2013 Inc.credible Awards Luncheon taking place Friday, August 23, at the Galt House.

“Small businesses are central to the health of our local economy,” said Craig J. Richard, President & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc.  “They make up more than 99.7 percent of all employers and provide jobs to more than half of all private sector workers nationally.” We’re excited to have this opportunity to recognize and celebrate their achievements and contributions to our region.”

Entries for the awards are judged on business and civic leadership, community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance by a panel of business leaders judges.


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GLIDE 2013: HEADED TO HOUSTON

7/11/2013 01:11:32 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the destination for its 2013 GLIDE (Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition) trip is Houston, TX. The annual GLIDE trip is a two-day excursion designed to introduce participants to cities throughout the world in order to better understand how they have overcome obstacles and achieved goals. Destination cities for the GLIDE program are strategically selected to represent some of the issues and opportunities that the Greater Louisville region is experiencing.
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Louisville’s First Hack-a-Thon Nets Apps for Healthy Living, Crime Prevention and Help for the Disabled

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.”   

Hack-a-Thons 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.  


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Greater Louisville Inc. is accepting nominations for Inc.credible Awards

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.

The 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.

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, 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.

"Small 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."


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CompuCom Introduces Expanded Louisville Facility

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.


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