Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce
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Growing the Regional Economy

Attention Investors:

GLI Asks for Continued Delay/Repeal of the Health Insurance Tax

In a letter to Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Greater Louisville Inc. requests continued delay or repeal of the health insurance tax (HIT), which, if implemented, will create hardships for small businesses.

Dear Senator McConnell,

Greater Louisville Inc. is writing on behalf of Louisville’s leading businesses to ask for your help in addressing an imminent threat – the return of Obamacare’s tax on health insurance.

The health insurance tax (HIT) places an irresponsible burden on Kentucky’s businesses and employers, hindering their ability to provide health insurance to their workers.

Recognizing its harm, Congress delayed implementation of the HIT for 2017, but without immediate action, this tax is set to kick back in on January 1, 2018, costing Americans, employers, states and the federal government $22B in 2018 and $267B from 2018 to 2027.

New data from actuarial consulting firm Oliver Wyman estimates that over the next decade the HIT will increase the cost of premiums by $2,282 for individual and $6,190 for family coverage for small businesses and by $2,326 for individual and $6,675 for family coverage for large employers.

Our investors want to be good partners in providing access to health care and creating new jobs, but, especially for small businesses, these higher health care costs will mean fewer resources to hire new workers and expand the economy.

We ask that when you return to Washington, you pursue legislative action to delay or repeal this harmful tax.

Greater Louisville businesses thank you.


Kent Oyler

President & CEO

August 18, 2017
Executive Assistants How To: Crack the Communication Code
GLI Board Room, 614 W. Main St., Ste. 6000, Louisville, KY 40202

Do you find yourself walking away from discussions with team members, leadership or clients frustrated and feeling unheard? Get tips and tricks to ensure you are always being heard and valued by the people you are influencing.

August 21, 2017
Capitol Connection
The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206

Capitol Connection with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. *GLI Members ONLY

August 24, 2017
Inc.Credible Awards Celebration
Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

The 2017 Inc.credible Awards Celebration will recognize and celebrate the big impact of Greater Louisville’s small business community. Join us for a night of networking, meet top local small businesses, and hear the live announcement of 7 new business of the year winners!

August 30, 2017
The Hot Spot: Aloft Louisville East
10700 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40241

Make your connections at The Hot Spot! GLI welcomes you to a new networking event to experience the hottest spots in town that make Louisville cool, fun, and uniquely Lou.

September 10-12, 2017
GLIDE: Nashville
21c Nashville

GLIDE Nashville is currently SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist please contact GLI Registration. Click here for the GLIDE Nashville agenda, attendees, past photos and more.

September 14, 2017
Mindfulness Meditation: A 10 Week Introductory Course
GLI Board Room, 614 W. Main St., Ste. 6000, Louisville, KY 40202

This class offers step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness.

September 20,2017
GLI’s 20th Anniversary Party

GLI is celebrating 20 years of growing the regional economy in Greater Louisville!

October 4, 2014
EnterpriseCorp’s Evening of Entrepreneurship with Frederique Dame
Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Avenue, 40208

Celebrate Louisville’s progress on building a sustainable, innovative community for entrepreneurs at EnterpriseCorp’s Evening of Entrepreneurship 2017 featuring EnterpriseCorp’s State of Entrepreneurship presentation, the annual EnterpriseCorp Award, and a keynote from Frederique Dame, acclaimed international investor and product developer (Uber, Yahoo!, Photobucket, Smugmug)!

August 15, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for new American Red Cross Blood-Mobile
510 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202

American Red Cross, a charitable organization, provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education. The organization provides shelter, food, health, and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.

The event will begin in the Auditorium, then proceed out to parking lot for ribbon cutting.

August 16, 2017
Hopebridge Ribbon Cutting
5215 Commerce Crossings Drive, Louisville, KY 40222

Celebrate the new clinic open in Louisville!

Hopebridge will be providing outpatient Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapies for children and their families touched by autism and other developmental delays.

RSVP:  Chelsea Thomas

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tech Jobs Tour Louisville | Career Fair, Tech Demos + Speed Mentoring
Copper and Kings, 1121 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206

1 Year. 50 Cities. 100,000 Jobs.

The Tech Jobs Tour is bringing together diverse and non-traditional talent with companies who need their skills the most. Right now America has over 500,000 open tech jobs – by 2020 this number will grow to over 1 million. At the time same time, over 60% of all new coders, engineers, and data scientists are emerging from bootcamps and industry-current vocational schools. We are connecting the current and next generation of technical talent, who happen to be women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities, to incredible tech companies such as yours.

Special Guests + Speakers include: Megan Smith (3rd CTO of the United States), Kara Swisher (co-founder, Recode), former Mayor Jerry Abramson, Kristin Sharp (Executive Director of Shift Commission at New America Foundation), Ankur Gopal (Interapt CEO), Dayna Neumann (Execuity CEO) and more.

August 25, 2017
Louisville Collegiate School Ribbon Cutting
Louisville Collegiate School, 2427 Glenmary Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204

Celebrate the completion of Louisville’s Collegiate School’s New Building Opening on Campus!

RSVP:  Kristina Lowe at

Thursday, September 7, 2017
PetFirst Pet Insurance Ribbon Cutting
PetFirst Pet Insurance, 400 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

PetFirst Healthcare, LLC is the program administrator authorized to underwrite and administer pet health insurance policies and claims on behalf of New Hampshire Insurance Company (NHIC) and The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania (ISOP) in approved states. For more information about PetFirst Pet Insurance, visit or call 855-270-7387

RSVP:  Megan Moehle,; 812-206-6950

This is an open house for all partners, employees, local shelters, local vet offices celebrating our new location.

September 9, 2017
Birds, Brews and BBQ
Broad Run Vineyards, 10601 Broad Run Road, Louisville, KY 40299

Join us for food, music and a silent auction benefiting the Louisville Nature Center. Have a hoot FUNding nature education!

September 12 -13, 2017
Lake Forest Village Retirement Resort Info Session
Lake Forest Country Club, 14000 Landmark Drive, Louisville, KY 40245

Be among the first. Discover the benefits of our new luxury, resort-style, all-inclusive retirement community. You are welcome to attend a brief presentation and enjoy lunch or dinner.

Two information sessions are scheduled on Tuesday, September 12th and a third will occur on September 13th.

Space is limited. RSVP to Quanda Nathan at 502-528-6338.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Byrne Insurance Group Ribbon Cutting
Byrne Insurance Group, 9400 Williamsburg Plaza, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40222

RSVP:  Aaron Byrne, 502-426-1200 Ex. 4100, 502-819-8835 (cell)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Floor & Décor Ribbon Cutting
Floor & Décor, 3430 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40213

Retailer of solid surface flooring, for more info

RSVP:  Shelly Wessel,, 614-937-8545

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Louisville Public Media Ribbon Cutting
619 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Join Louisville Public Media as they show off their recent renovations and new facilities.

LPM is the umbrella organization for 89.3 WFPL, Classical Louisville 90.5, 91.9 WFPK, and KyCR

Contact:  Tracy Karem – 502-814-6524

Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lamplight at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence Ribbon Cutting
4701 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40291

Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence – serving seniors with Alzheimer’s dementia and other related memory conditions.

Contact:  Amy Clarke – (423)-238-5330/ cell 423-504-3537 for event planning;

To promote your upcoming event, email Marie McCormick.