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Commentary: Skilled-workers law would be a boon for Kentucky businesses, say Chamber executives

By Dave Adkisson, Brent Cooper, Kent Oyler and Bob Quick Special to KyForward Earlier this year in a speech discussing immigration, former President George W. Bush declared Americans need to “dial down the rhetoric, put politics aside and modernize our immigration laws.” The Kentucky business community agrees. Kentucky businesses know we need to get past the rhetoric and divisiveness of the issue...

Greater Louisville Inc. chosen as 2019 Chamber of the Year at conference in Long Beach CA

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...

Louisville’s SentryHealth recognized with two awards for efforts to improve healthcare, lower costs

Louisville-based SentryHealth recently won two awards for efforts to improve healthcare and lower costs in the healthcare industry. The Awards were the 2019 Inc.credible Health & Wellness Award presented by Greater Louisville Inc., and the Worksite Wellness Gold Award, which honors companies that provide health and wellness programs for their employees, presented by the Worksite Wellness Council...

Some Kentucky lawmakers continue to push for expanded gaming despite staunch opposition

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today One of Kentucky’s top lawmakers questioned Thursday whether a constitutional amendment is necessary to legalize casinos in Kentucky. “Somebody explain to me what the constitutional prohibition is against land-based casino gaming?” Senate President Robert Stivers told reporters at the Capitol. “There is none.” The Manchester Republican said lawmakers have the authority...

Venture Connectors to highlight Greater Louisville Inc. talent attraction initiative Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Venture Connectors will feature Lisa Bajorinas, vice president of entrepreneurship and talent with Greater Louisville Inc., who will provide an overview of market research and strategy that supports the economic development organization’s talent attraction initiative, Liveinlou.com. Bajorinas is responsible for leading EnterpriseCorp, GLI’s entrepreneurial support organization...

Eli Capilouto: As competition for talent increases, need for education and skills grows as well

Last week, 50 representatives with Greater Louisville, Inc. traveled to our campus to bridge a strong connection between their effort in developing Louisville’s workforce and our graduates. They are working on behalf of their community to recruit more of our graduates to the Louisville area; further connecting our cities and region, and adding to the more than 35,000 UK alumni already in the region....