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The second week of the 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to an end on Friday closing out the ninth legislative day of this long, sixty-day budget session. The tempo of legislative activity picked up last week with the first committee hearings, passage of bills on the floor…

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Senate gives approval to GLI-backed USMCA

The U.S. Senate voted to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement this afternoon, sending it to President Trump’s desk for his signature.  A top federal priority for GLI, USMCA will modernize its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, and bring much needed certainty to greater Louisville…

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Sports betting bill passes House Committee

Momentum is building behind sports wagering legislation in Frankfort. This morning, the House Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations Committee voted unanimously in support of House Bill 137. This legislation, sponsored by Representative Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger) and Representative Al Gentry (D-Louisville), would authorize sports wagering in the Commonwealth and establish effective…

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Key GLI Priorities in Governor Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear delivered his first State of the Commonwealth address this evening to a joint session of the General Assembly. Historically, the State of the Commonwealth has served as an opportunity for Kentucky governors – especially new governors – to highlight major policy initiatives and priorities for the…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Announces Alice and Wade Houston to be Honored with Gold Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (January 14, 2020) – Greater Louisville Inc. is proud to present the prestigious Gold Cup to community champions Alice and Wade Houston at the upcoming Annual Meeting, presented by Baird, on Thurs., Jan. 23. “Alice and Wade Houston are visionary leaders with legendary entrepreneurial spirits,” said Kent Oyler,…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Kylie Hirchak

Name: Kylie Hirchak Title: Mobility Consultant Company: Enterprise Rent-A-Car How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? 1 year What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? I love being able to connect with the great people of Louisville!  I’ve lived here for almost 4 years now and it still amazes…

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January 2020 New and Renewing Investors

Core New Branscum Construction Company Britiff Enterprises Inc. Cassol Eye Castle Packaging, Inc. Castlen Steel, LLC Create-A-Bed Creative – image technologies, LLC DC Plus Dean Bosler’s Furniture & Mattress Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown F.A.S. Plastics Enterprises, Inc. Falls City Lumber Company Faulkenburg Automotive Inc. FranNet of Kentucky and Southern Indiana…

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Investor Spotlight: ActionCOACH

ActionCOACH Founded In: Globally-1993 / Locally-2006 By: Globally-Brad Sugars / Locally-Tim Jones  Number of Employees: 7 Describe what your organization does in two sentences: We partner with business owners and professional executives to help them reach their full potential both personally and professionally. We do this using proven teaching methods…

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KYGA20: First week wrap-up

The 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly got underway last week on January 7th. This is a 60-day session where legislators will consider and act on the biennial state budget. There were no committee meetings during the week. Legislative activity was confined to the House and Senate Chambers with…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Announces Food Network Star and Louisville Ambassador Chef Damaris Phillips Will Receive 2020 Edison Award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (January 6, 2020) – Greater Louisville Inc. is proud to present the Thomas A. Edison Award, to celebrity chef Damaris Phillips at the upcoming Annual Meeting, presented by Baird, on Thurs., Jan. 23. This year the award is sponsored by Jefferson Community and Technical College and the Kentucky…

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