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May 28, 2020 4:32pm

GLI Hosting College Town Hall for Local Students

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GLI News Brief

As the school year has come to an end and we reflect on the many unanticipated changes that have occurred, our thoughts now turn to what the future holds. On June 2nd, GLI, in partnership with Louisville Forward and regional universities, is hosting a Facebook Live event for graduating high school students and their families Presented by Kentucky Lottery. Although standard admission deadlines have passed, this opportunity will allow our graduates to launch their college career healthy at home in Greater Louisville. This informational town hall meeting will feature admissions representatives from Bellarmine UniversityGalen College of NursingIndiana University SoutheastIvy Tech Community CollegeJefferson Community & Technical CollegePurdue Polytechnic InstituteSimmons College of KentuckySpalding UniversitySullivan University and the University of Louisville.

Many universities have developed different return plans, and this event will allow students and parents to learn how to fast track their futures as a college student in Greater Louisville, as well as opportunities for students over the summer.

Your Voice Matters
Though our lives have all been impacted by COVID-19, our civic responsibility remains intact. To date, more than 100,000 Kentucky voters have successfully applied online for absentee ballots. “Voting absentee is easy, secure, and wildly popular,” said Secretary of State Michael G. Adams. “I’m grateful to the Kentuckians who understand that we have fewer voting locations available and fewer poll workers available because of COVID-19 – not only are these Kentuckians being good citizens by voting, but by voting absentee they’re being good citizens in relieving the pressure on our voting locations and our poll workers.”

Introducing the absentee ballot does have a few requirements like:

  • It requires a voter to verify identity with date of birth and social security number
  • Ballot envelopes have bar codes for tracking
  • Election officials will verify that each voter signature on an absentee ballot envelope matches the voter’s signature of record.

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot for the upcoming election is June 15th. You can find out more here.

Get PPE for Your Returning Workforce 
GLI is working hard to support our business community. If you are in need of PPE for your returning workforce, visit our Crisis Support Hub to see a directory of suppliers. We have also acquired a small supply of disposable face masks available for purchase in packs of 50 for $62.50/box (plus sales tax) by placing your order here. We have masks available for pick up at GLI offices during scheduled hours throughout the coming weeks. For more information, please contact John Launius.


In partnership with GLI and other regional organizations, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is conducting a confidential survey of business leaders in the seven-state region of the Eighth Federal Reserve District. The survey will directly assist monetary policymakers and regional leaders in making decisions that impact the employment and financial situations of businesses in our region. The survey does not require a firm name, and individual responses will be accessible only by a few economists at the Federal Reserve. The aggregate results will be analyzed and complied into a report for the public. Please complete the survey here.


Official Chamber Events


GLI COVID-19 Help: Childcare During COVID-19 & Beyond
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Staying Local With Regional Universities
Presented by Kentucky Lottery
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 4, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, June 5, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



  • The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has released new guidance for employers bringing employees back to work.
  • Spin, a company providing Greater Louisville with dockless scooters, is offering unlimited free 30-minute rides and free helmets to help essential workers get to and from work. To activate the discount, healthcare professionals need to complete this form. Applicants will be asked to submit a photo of their government-issued ID and their facility ID to verify eligibility.
  • Have you listened to Leadership Louisville’s weekly podcasts? Find out how Louisville’s leaders plan to be better and do better with host Aaron Miller here.

GLI is collecting the questions we’ve been asked about how COVID-19 impacts your business. To see those responses, click here. If you have a question that you would like answered, submit that below.

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We will continue to work diligently to present the best, most informative information to you on a regular basis.

Stay safe & healthy,
Sarah Davasher-Wisdom