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June 28, 2018 10:04am

GLIDE Denver Scholarship Now Available

Greater Louisville Inc. is offering a scholarship for the GLIDE 2018 trip to Denver. The purpose of this scholarship is to give an engaged member of the Greater Louisville community the opportunity to participate in this exciting, innovative study mission. The application is open to professionals from across the region – including entrepreneurs, regional business partners, next generation professionals, and individuals who want to make a difference in their community.

The scholarship is worth $2000 towards the $2,995 registration fee. Applications are being accepted online now through Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

GLIDE 2018, presented by Stoll Keenon Ogden, will take place September 16-18.  GLIDE stands for Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition. The trip is designed to give 130 of Greater Louisville’s community representatives, elected officials, entrepreneurs, education delegates, and business leaders the opportunity to study how selected cities have overcome obstacles and achieved success.  Notable among Denver’s successes is its ability to attract the headquarters of major financial and technology firms by capitalizing on low real estate prices and a growing, educated population.

“Our investors, and the Louisville business community in general, are passionate about experiencing the best practices and innovative ideas of other cities and putting them to use in Greater Louisville,” said Shawna Burton, GLI’s vice president of engagement and organizational advancement.  “This will be the 33rd year that the chamber has taken an economic study mission, and the trips always generate tangible results and benefits to Greater Louisville.”

The recipient of the GLIDE 2018 scholarship will be chosen by an independent selection committee and announced on August 8. Consideration will be given to applicants who exhibit leadership, community involvement, vision and need.

Previous GLIDE destinations include Nashville, Austin, Portland, Charlotte, and Oklahoma City. GLI welcomes business and civic leader participation in this three day study mission. The GLIDE trip to Denver is sold out.  Additional trip details can be found at online.