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March 2018

GLI Board Welcomes New Board Members

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc. would like to welcome eight new members to the GLI Board of Directors. These business leaders were officially voted into their positions on March 29, 2018. The four new voting Directors are: Theresa Canaday, Department Chair of Litigation at Frost Brown Todd, has a…

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GLI Announces 2018 Inc.credible Awards Finalists

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the 26 companies and three business leaders in the running for the 2018 Inc.credible Awards presented by Citizens Union Bank. The annual awards celebrate small businesses’ within the Greater Louisville region. GLI is pleased to…

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It’s time to help Kentucky’s Lowest-performing Schools

We’ve set up a system throughout Kentucky, and particularly in JCPS, which fails our most vulnerable students and hamstrings our lowest-performing schools, known as ‘priority’ schools.  A lot of people complain and point fingers, but instead of endless handwringing let’s take a real step towards fixing one of the biggest…

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Inside the Amazon Bid: What We Learned

Economic development practitioners have never been as hard at work as they were in the Fall of 2017 when Amazon announced its search for a second corporate headquarters in North America.  Imagine – all of us in the biz – working at a steady (but urgent) pace to build relationships…

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Why Did They Say THAT? GLI Issue Committees Explained

A question that GLI’s Advocacy Team often gets is, “How did GLI develop this stance on a public policy issue?” Our answer is always the same: GLI Investors. GLI vets issues and develops stances through a committee process, starting with our six Issue Advisory Committees: Bi-State, Business Competitiveness, Education &…

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Who’s Funded? March’s Startups Making Waves

Every month GLI’s EnterpriseCorp tracks Louisville-based startups that receive funding through public and private investment.  Here are EnterpriseCorp’s most recent clients that have received funding: Cuddle Clones – $200,000 from individual angel investors Capturing the emotional connection between people and their pets through customized plush replicas.   Schedule It –…

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THREE Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know NOW!

From the offices of GLI’s EnterpriseCorp:  Right now we are in the middle of taking applications for MANY different awards, programs, and even MAJOR  investments. The deadlines are RAPIDLY approaching. DO NOT DELAY! Now is the time to sign up for all or at least ONE of these opportunities: Steve…

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INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Omagi Salon Spa

Founded In: 2010 By: Marian Sang Number of Employees: 27   Describe what your organization does in two sentences. Omagi provides hair and skin care services with a holistic approach that considers the person as a whole, both the physical and psyche. We also strive to provide world-class attention and…

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Welcome to the Club: Our New Investors & Renewals

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the companies who have joined GLI and those who have renewed. Thank you for investing in our mission to accelerate economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness throughout the Greater Louisville region.  If you know of a company interested in accelerating the region…

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GLI Board Spotlight: Mike Ash

Title: Regional President Company: Fifth Third Bank How many years have you served on the GLI Board of Directors? I’m in my third year of serving on the GLI Board.  I had the opportunity to lead the GLIDE trip to Austin in 2016 and served as Finance Chair in 2017….

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