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July 6, 2022 10:23am

Scholarship applications open for GLIDE: JAX presented by Norton Healthcare

Louisville, Ky. (July 5, 2022) – Leading up to its 2022 Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition (GLIDE) to Jacksonville, Florida, Greater Louisville Inc. opened applications for attendee scholarships. The scholarships are generously sponsored by Dean Dorton and will be awarded to engaged members of the community to attend the three-day, two-night study mission focused on improving the community. 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 the community.

“A variety of perspectives and backgrounds are critical to the deep, community-focused conversations we have every year on GLIDE. We are offering these scholarships to help remove financial barriers for attendees who are passionate and ready to make a difference in our city,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “I encourage any business or community leader who can provide unique ideas and meaningful impact to apply for this year’s scholarship.”

The scholarships will cover $2,495 of the $2,995 registration cost, which includes transportation, lodging, meals, and programming. Applications are open now until July 31st. All applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee and both recipients will be notified by August 8th. Recipients will be chosen based on merit and their ability to bring unique and diverse perspectives to the GLIDE trip.

“This will be my third GLIDE trip and I understand how valuable the programming and connections are to my company and our community. It is a privilege to spend three days with like-minded and results-oriented leaders from across industries to address the most pressing problems facing our community,” said Lance Mann, assurance director of Dean Dorton. “Dean Dorton is honored to sponsor this year’s scholarships and to expand accessibility to the amazing content GLI brings to our business leaders each year.”

GLIDE is an annual executive program for regional business and community leaders, as well as elected officials. The 2022 trip to Jacksonville presented by Norton Healthcare will be the 37th event and will be held September 21st – 23rd. The focus of this year’s trip is best practices for economic development and downtown revitalization.


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.