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November 7, 2018 9:32am

INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: A Taste of Kentucky

Founded In: 1983     By: Geri Morguelan and Harriett Pitluck

Currently owned by:  John and Sherry Hassmann since 1986

Number of Employees: 18 full time, plus up to additional 45 part time and seasonal.

Describe what your organization does in two sentences.

For 35 years, A Taste of Kentucky has sourced and promoted quality Kentucky made or inspired foods, crafts and art to folks in Kentucky and others around the country. We ship nationwide and deliver locally.

Who do you serve?

Our clients range from individuals buying a gift for themselves, a friend or relative to Fortune 500 companies who provide gifts to staff and key clients.

One fact you may not know about my organization is…

We can do darn near anything you want.  Our capabilities are far broader than generally perceived.  Need a taste of Texas for a corporate event? We can do that!

What sets your business apart from others in the way you attract and retain talent?

We strive to provide a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for our staff, and are flexible as we can be recognizing that they have a life outside of work.  

What do you like about being an investor in Greater Louisville Inc.?

GLI makes Louisville work.  Their efforts in growing all aspects of our economy are critical to our continued progress as a business and as a community.

How does your organization engage in the community?

First, we engage by buying from and supporting local resources that keep money circulating in our local economy.  We also encourage our staff to support local volunteer opportunities and we make corporate donations to local charities

How can people engage with your organization?

That is easy, just stop in one of our three local stores, visit our website, www.atasteofky.com, call 502-244-3355, or email john@atasteofky.com.  I’m pretty easy to find and always enjoy speaking with and learning from folks.