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February 2019

Senate Bill 250 gives JCPS leadership the flexibility it needs to deliver results

Last week, Senator Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) filed a key piece of legislation that would allow Jefferson County Public Schools to operate more efficiently and effectively. Senate Bill 250 would improve school board functions, streamline central office bureaucracy, and dramatically improve the ability of JCPS leadership to unify the district…

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Senate Bill 7 restores Kentucky’s Arbitration Agreement Law

GLI has joined with business groups from throughout the Commonwealth to voice support for restoring Kentucky’s arbitration law. As a result of a sweeping state supreme court decision in October 2018, Kentucky became the only state in the country to prohibit employers’ use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of…

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GLI testifies in Frankfort in support of small businesses

GLI CEO & President Kent Oyler made the case for small business priorities at a meeting of the House Small Business & Information Technology Committee on Thursday in Frankfort. Highlighting a range of GLI-backed initiatives, such as workers’ compensation reform, lowering personal and corporate income tax rates, and fighting for…

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Ulysses ‘Junior’ Bridgeman Honored with GLI Gold Cup Award

Greater Louisville Inc. is proud to present its prestigious Gold Cup award to one of Louisville’s most prominent and successful business leaders, Ulysses L. “Junior” Bridgeman. Mr. Bridgeman made his initial mark on the Louisville community as a star basketball player for the University of Louisville Cardinals prior to a…

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Net-metering modernization bill filed in the Kentucky Senate

An important piece of legislation that will modernize Kentucky’s net-metering laws and help the Commonwealth to maintain affordable energy rates has been filed in the General Assembly. Senate Bill 100, sponsored by Senator Brandon Smith (R-Hazard), proposes allowing the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to determine the value of excess…

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January New & Renewing Investors

New Top Investors FacilityONE Technologies Horne Title and Escrow Services, LLC Marathon Petroleum Company NuLease Medical Solutions United Group Services   Renewing Top Investors 21c Museum Hotel Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky ARGI AT&T Kentucky Computershare Crowne Plaza Hotel Dean Dorton Dixie Real Properties, LLC Doe-Anderson, Inc….

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Legislation would help Kentucky women in the workforce

Published by Louisville Business First on January 4, 2019. *Note: Senator Kerr’s bill is Senate Bill 18. To voice your support Senate Bill 18, click here. (Updated on February 13, 2019) Today, we live in a world where businesses need every person who can work participating in the labor force. As…

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Investor Spotlight: Derby Diversity & Business Summit

Founded In: 2018 By: Tawana Bain Number of Employees: DDBS is 100% volunteer led, has a very influential board of advisors, inspirational Diverse Owned Business Liasions, and a hard working team that makes the Summit a success! What does your organization do? The mission of the Derby Diversity & Business…

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Get On Board! Mayor’s SummerWorks 2019 Kicks Off

GLI is excited to be supporting the Mayor’s SummerWorks Program again in 2019.  This opportunity offers youth—between the ages of 16-21—summer employment and this year’s program promises to be better than ever. Through the Academies of Louisville initiative, we anticipate more youth than ever to have summer job opportunities.  We…

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GLI Board Member to Be Honored as 2019 Woman of Distinction During CWF Celebration of Service & Survival

GLI 2019 Board Member and President & CEO of Louisville Urban League Sadiqa Reynolds will receive the Women of Distinction award, along with four other local women, from the Center for Women and Families (CWF). The Center will present the five Women of Distinction awards, as well as the Joan…

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