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January 2022

House passes biennium budget bill

With record speed, lawmakers passed a budget plan out of the House a mere 13 days into the session. House Bill 1 prioritizes spending on education and workforce and includes a pay raise for all state employees – priorities for both caucuses which garnered bi-partisan support and allowed the bill…

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Greater Louisville Foundation Announces New Chair, Directors  

Louisville, Ky. (January 20, 2022) – At its first meeting of the year, the Greater Louisville Foundation (GLF) announced its new leadership, including electing a new chair, and new directors. Joe Ventura, chief legal officer of Humana, was named chair of the 2022 Greater Louisville Foundation. Ventura previously served as…

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GLI reacts to KY Senate passing SB 9 relating to education reforms

Following the Kentucky Senate passing Senate Bill 9 , GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement:  “Senate Bill 9 contains vital education reforms that will address student achievement gaps and ensure our Kentucky students are well-equipped for future careers. The Read to Succeed Act aims to increase…

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Greater Louisville Inc.’s Tosha Ridenour Selected for Prestigious National Fellowship

Louisville, Ky. (January 18, 2022) –The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced today that Greater Louisville Inc.’s (GLI) manager of talent outreach & engagement, Tosha Ridenour, was selected for the sixth cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program coaches and equips leaders from state and local…

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Governor Beshear calls for record education spending in budget plan

After teasing budget announcements all week, Governor Beshear unveiled his entire budget proposal before a joint session of the General Assembly Thursday evening. The governor called for state legislators to make a record investment of $2 billion in pre-K-12 education spending across the commonwealth, the single largest investment in this…

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GLI Statement on General Assembly passing liability protections

President and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement reacting to the General Assembly passing Senate Bill 25, which included an amendment to extend COVID-19 liability protections for businesses: “We applaud the General Assembly for quickly extending critical COVID-19 liability protections for businesses by passing an amendment to Senate Bill…

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SCOTUS strikes down vaccine and testing mandate for large employers

After months of speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine and testing mandate for employers with more than 100 employees in a 6-3 ruling on ideological lines. That means that Greater Louisville businesses are no longer required to implement or enforce a COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate….

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Greater Louisville Inc. Releases Local Legislative Priorities

Louisville, Ky. (January 13, 2022) – Greater Louisville Inc. unveiled its 2022 local legislative agenda which illustrates its top priorities for the year. The agenda features long-term priorities like increasing public safety measures and much-needed updates to streamline the city’s land development code. Other priorities include implementing relocation incentives to…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Kelsey Schneider

Name: Kelsey Schneider Title: Business Solutions Consultant Company: Equus Workforce Solutions, KentuckianaWorks How long have you been a GLI Ambassador?: A few months. What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? My favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador is getting to network with some great people who…

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GLI Names Vice President of Finance and Administration

Louisville, Ky. (January 10, 2022) – Greater Louisville Inc. announced the hiring of Michael Heichelbech as its new Vice President of Finance and Administration. In his role, Heichelbech will oversee GLI’s finances, accounting, and administration. “We are thrilled to welcome a professional with the caliber of experience that Michael brings…

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