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Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chamber of the Year
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December 2019

What you need to know for the 2020 legislative sessions in Frankfort & Indy

With the new year just around the corner, Kentucky and Indiana lawmakers will be heading back to their respective state capitals for the 2020 legislative sessions. 2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year in politics and public policy. More than ever, it will be critical for business and…

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Major GLI wins in year-end federal spending bill

Tucked into Congress’ year-end spending bill were two major GLI federal priorities, both of which stand to have significant impacts on the greater Louisville economy.  On December 20, President Trump signed into law two spending bills that will fund the federal government through September 30, 2020, and, in turn, stave…

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The Visit: The Chamber in Metro Hartford Connecticut Studies Louisville and GLI

Just as we take our GLIDE trip every year to cities across the world to learn new ideas and best practices, there are chambers of commerce around the country who are interested in visiting Louisville, home of the 2019 national Chamber of the Year. In early December, leaders of the…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Announces 2020 Silver Fleur-De-Lis Winners

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 19, 2019) – Greater Louisville Inc. will be honoring transformative work happening in west Louisville, an innovative education initiative that’s gaining national acclaim and direct efforts to put Louisville on the map with three Silver Fleur-de-Lis awards at the upcoming Annual Meeting, presented by Baird, on Thurs.,…

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Advocacy into Action: Senate President Robert Stivers Previews #KYGA20

Speaking before a sold-out crowd of business, civic, and community leaders, Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers stressed the need to bridge the Commonwealth’s urban-rural divide and previewed the upcoming 2020 state legislative session.  Stivers’ remarks capped off GLI’s Advocacy into Action event, presented by Ford, on December 17. At…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Releases 2020 State Legislative Agenda

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 17, 2019) – Before a sold-out audience of business, civic, and community leaders, Greater Louisville Inc. released its legislative priorities for the upcoming sessions in both Kentucky and Indiana. The 2020 State Legislative Agenda includes advocacy in Kentucky for city and county government tax reform, public transportation, expanded…

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GLI Names Sarah Davasher-Wisdom as Successor to GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler

Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, announces that GLI Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff Sarah Davasher-Wisdom has been nominated by GLI’s Executive Committee to succeed GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler, subject to GLI Voting Board approval at GLI’s Annual Meeting on January 23, 2020. Ms….

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Op-ed: Recovery through Employment: How Employers Can Help Fight the Substance Use Disorder Crisis

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on December 13, 2019.  Despite welcome changes in public policy, billions of dollars in new funding and programs, and the best intentions of civic and community leaders, America’s substance use disorder crisis rages on. More than 130 people in the United States…

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Statement on Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Legislative Agenda

“GLI applauds Governor Eric Holcomb for his support of a pregnant workers accommodations legislative measure. “We encourage the Indiana General Assembly to advance this legislation in 2020 and allow Indiana to join the other 27 states, including Kentucky, with providing clear and concise language for when employers are and are…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Lydia Shina

Name: Lydia Shina Title: Branch Manager Company: Acceptance Capital Mortgage How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? Since 2005. What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? Helping create our community. A fun fact about me is… I love to dance! What is the best career advice you’ve…

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