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July 15, 2019 10:57pm

GLI Named 2019 National Chamber of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 15, 2019) — The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has named Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) the 2019 Chamber of the Year for large chambers of commerce. The announcement was made at the ACCE conference in Long Beach, Calif., Monday night.

“Being recognized as the best large chamber in the country is a tribute to the perseverance of GLI’s investors, board and staff and is a clear indication that we are making strides in our region,” said Kent Oyler, president and CEO of GLI.

“Greater Louisville Inc. has had a tremendous turnaround story since 2014 that includes the high caliber of business leaders on our board of directors, the talented staff who make our programs work, and how GLI is changing our region in amazing ways,” said Mike Ash, chairman for GLI’s board of directors and Regional President of Fifth Third Bank.

The Chamber of the Year award is given by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and the organization only invites a limited number of the 7,000 chambers in the nation to apply. The application is a multi-step process that GLI began in February.

Also announced at the awards reception was GLI’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, was named into ACCE’s “Top 40 Under 40,” a newly-created award that honors the industry’s brightest men and women who have demonstrated success in their careers and made significant contributions in the communities they represent.  “I was pleased to nominate Sarah for this award and was thrilled to see her onstage representing GLI, a nonprofit with a majority female leadership team that is growing the regional economy and making a difference for greater Louisville,” Oyler said.

About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction, nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system, and champions the development of the community’s talent base. As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness. GLI is one of only three percent of chambers nationally certified with 5-star accreditation status by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, based on GLI’s dedicated policy efforts, effective operations, beneficial programs and overall positive community impact. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using @GLIchamber or visit www.greaterlouisville.com.