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June 2020

What’s in the Louisville 2020-2021 budget?

Last week, Louisville Metro Council passed the FY2021 Operating Budget by a vote of 24 to 1. The new budget goes into effect on July 1, 2020, and includes several measures of interest to the business community.

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GLI urges Kentucky General Assembly to establish COVID-19 liability protections for businesses

GLI wrote to members of the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary of the Kentucky General Assembly this afternoon, urging committee members to take the lead on establishing COVID-19 liability protections for Kentucky businesses. The Committee is intending to discuss this issue at its upcoming meeting on July 9. Read GLI’s…

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Louisville announces Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants

A new grant program for Louisville small businesses impacted by COVID-19 will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2020. The program includes $21 million in federal CARES Act funds that will be dispersed in grants of up to $50,000 to eligible small businesses in Jefferson County. GLI voiced support for…

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What businesses need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

With parts of the economy restarting while many child care centers are operating at limited capacity and schools utilizing remote learning, employers are strongly encouraged to refamiliarize themselves with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The law was one of Congress’ initial legislative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic back…

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GLI calls on Congress to protect Dreamers and support DACA

GLI is once again calling on Congress to take action to protect Dreamers from the threat of deportation and detainment. Dreamers, or individuals eligible for protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, are major contributors to our regional economy and workforce. The program was established by the Obama…

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Kentucky announces school reopening guidelines

Local school districts in Kentucky will now have new health and safety guidelines to follow as they welcome students back this fall. Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Education announced the new guidelines at a press conference this afternoon. Local school districts will be expected to develop their…

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June 29th marks next phase of KY Healthy at Work

June 29 marks the next phase of Kentucky’s Healthy at Work initiative. All businesses should take note of the basic minimum reopening requirements for all businesses. Changes on June 29 pertain to: Bars and Restaurants Groups of 50 people or fewer Public Swimming and Bathing Facilities Venues and Events Spaces…

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Investor Spotlight: Prestige AV

Founded In: 1987 By: Tony Ramstetter Number of Employees: 50-100 Describe what your organization does in two sentences.  Prestige AV & Creative Services offers a broad array of resources together with the ease and convenience of working with a single source of dedicated event professionals. In addition to one of…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Denise Traylor

Name: Denise Traylor Title: Area Manager Company: IWG Real Estate (Regus) How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? 1 year, but I have had the privilege of working at GLI for 3 years from 2009-2012.  What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? I like being ‘connected’ to the people…

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GLI announces the establishment of the Business Council to End Racism

GLI announces the establishment of the Business Council to End Racism that will provide a bold platform to discuss racism and inequities within the greater Louisville region.  Earlier this month, GLI announced the formation of a dedicated council that will provide a bold platform to uncover the inequities within the…

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