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December 21, 2017 9:06am

GLI Announces 2017 Silver Fleur-de-Lis Winners

(Louisville, KY)- Greater Louisville Inc. will present three of its prestigious Silver Fleur-de-Lis awards at the Metro Chamber’s upcoming Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ amazing growth is being honored with a Silver Fleur-de-Lis. Capped by the company’s recent $150 Million IPO, one of the largest in Kentucky history, the Crestwood-based firm’s innovative research is enhancing Greater Louisville’s reputation as a destination for medical technology breakthroughs. Apellis co-founders Cedric Francois and Pascal Deschatelets will be on hand to accept the award.

Kindred Healthcare is receiving an award for the completion for their 142,000 square foot 4th Street expansion. The new Kindred Campus will be a home for innovation. Kindred Healthcare is an aging care industry leader, as evidenced by Humana’s recent announcement that it will invest $800M in part of the company. Kindred President & CEO Ben Breier will accept this year’s award and also serve as the keynote speaker for 2018’s Annual Meeting.

Louisville City Football Club will receive an award in celebration of their United Soccer League Championship victory in front of a sold out crowd and their leadership in advancing plans for a new world-class soccer stadium. The team capped off a fantastic season and brought positive attention to both the club and the city of Louisville by hosting the playoffs and the championship match.  Louisville City FC head coach James O’Connor will accept the award on behalf of the team.

The Silver Fleur-de-Lis was created by GLI to recognize outstanding commitments and achievements over the past year in making the Greater Louisville community a better place in which to live and work.

The Greater Louisville Inc. Annual Meeting, presented by Hilliard Lyons, will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Louisville Palace Theatre, located at 625 S 4th Street in Louisville.  Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels, Jr. will also be honored with the esteemed Gold Cup.

Members of the media are welcome to attend and cover Annual Meeting, but must register in advance by emailing GLI Communications & PR Director, Alison Brotzge-Elder at abrotzge@greaterlouisville.com.   Annual Meeting is open to the public as well. To register, visit greaterlouisville.com/events.


About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. - 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.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.