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February 2022

March Ambassador Spotlight: Maria Mackey

Name: Maria Mackey Title: CEO/Founder Company: Mackey Printing Services Mackey Printing Services specializes in promoting your brand. We accomplish this by providing creative and unique promotion products and print to our partners. We are a WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) certified company along with WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business) and…

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March Investor Spotlight: Vsimple

Company: Vsimple Founded In: 2020 Number of Employees: 11 Describe what your organization does in two sentences. Vsimple provides a centralized workspace for dealers, distributors and manufacturers and streamlines equipment sales, rental, service or parts distribution processes. The company tailors its platform to reflect each organization’s unique needs, increasing speed/efficiency,…

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US CHAMBER OUTLOOK: IMPLICATIONS OF RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE

This information appeared in a US Chamber newsletter on Friday, February 23, 2022. “International order is like oxygen—we don’t notice it until it’s not there.” – Dr. Richard Haass   Russia’s unprovoked war What we are witnessing in Eastern Europe is a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It…

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House files state tax modernization bill

Earlier today, House Appropriations and Revenue Chair Jason Petrie filed House Bill 8, which would lower the state’s 5% income tax incrementally over a period of years until it is eliminated. The first decrease would reduce the income tax rate an entire percentage point to 4% on January 1, 2023. The…

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GLI Statement on Louisville Metro child care zoning changes

Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement on the Louisville Metro Council’s ordinance regarding child care zoning regulations, which passed the Metro Council Planning & Zoning Committee on Tuesday. “GLI applauds the Metro Council’s planning and zoning committee for its passage of legislation to make…

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GLI statement on KY Senate Bill 10

Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement on Kentucky Senate Bill 10, which passed out of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee on Wednesday: “Greater Louisville Inc. is proud to support Senate Bill 10 which will address the chronic nursing workforce shortage in Kentucky. SB…

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GLI testifies in support of local tax flexibility

On Thursday, House Bill 475 passed out of the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Michael Meredith (R-19), would allow the General Assembly to modernize local tax structures in the Commonwealth, which is a top priority for GLI this session. Shelby Williams Somervell,…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Brings Business Leaders to Frankfort for Advocacy Day  

Louisville, Ky. (February 17, 2022) – Greater Louisville Inc. brought 50 local business leaders to Frankfort for its annual Advocacy Day presented by Charter Communications. Advocacy Day brings GLI members to the Kentucky State Capitol each year to advocate for top policy priorities and have open discussion with legislators about…

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GLI applauds House committee for passing local tax reform bill

Earlier today, the Kentucky House Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee passed House Bill 475, which is a top priority for GLI during the 2022 session. Vice president of government affairs and communications, Shelby Williams Somervell, joined the bill sponsor and other supporters to testify in support of the…

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Investor Perspective: Harnessing the business power of apprenticeships

This content was provided by Jefferson Community and Technical College Dubbed by some as “The Great Resignation,” employee retention trends from last year show a dramatic increase in the numbers of people who have or are planning to quit their current job. According to Quantum Workplace, in April 2021, there…

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