Amplify Louisville

Amplify Louisville is a place for tech-enabled startups and founders to explore ideas, build solutions, launch products, and grow businesses. This organization provides opportunities to connect with mentors, apply for capital, find a co-working space, and every step of the process to building a successful startup.

For more information, contact Keionna Baker at keionna@amplifylouisville.com or 502-709-7099.

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Center for Employment Opportunities

The Center for Employment Opportunities provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration. Our comprehensive employment and training services help individuals connect to a job and career. CEO exists to create greater opportunities for people who face multiple barriers to economic success. With more than half of their our participants between 18 and 30 years old, CEO is committed to continuously building, implementing, and evaluating programming that addresses their needs and affirms their agency.

For more information, Contact Jacqueline McGhee-Rutledge at jmcghee@ceoworks.org or 502-694-7878.

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Rise Louisville

The mission of RISE is to bring increased economic prosperity to our region through Education and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs. This organization helps immigrant entrepreneurs navigate the system and apply innovative approaches to their business by engaging appropriate community partners. The future plans for RISE include organizing educational and mentoring programs to help existing businesses primed for growth. The RISE Cohort is a 10-week, 30-hour course designed for existing business owners that are poised and ready for growth. This classroom-style educational course aims to provide entrepreneurs with the management skills, professional knowledge, and financial understanding necessary to grow existing businesses. In addition to our bi-annual Cohort, RISE also provides one-on-one professional consultation to prospective or existing business owners.

For more information, contact suhas@suhaskulkarni.com.

 

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The Plan Room

The Plan Room at OneWest was formed in 2014 by a diverse group of professionals in Leadership Louisville’s Bingham Fellows program. They believed that the clearest path to economic renaissance in west Louisville is an influx of private, philanthropic, and public capital. It is abundantly clear that Louisville’s continued growth and vitality rests primarily on intentional and focused inclusion of west Louisville. Their vision includes strategies to provide the residents of west Louisville with increased opportunities for employment and business ownership; to re-create the 18th and West Broadway corridor as a destination of choice where Louisvillians will spend their dollars; and, an increased economic prosperity will stabilize the housing market, enhance access to services, improve health and safety, and instill a renewed sense of pride.

For more information, please contact Donovan C. Taylor, Director, at 502.384-0490 or dtaylor@onewest.org or theplanroom@onewest.org.

 

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Community Foundation of Louisville

The Community Foundation of Louisville mobilizes people, networks, and assets to drive meaningful change in and beyond Louisville. Together, we connect community resources and relationships to advance racial equity and open opportunity for all. Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Kentucky with over $800 million in assets and more than 2,300 charitable funds created by donors. Some initiatives include:

  • Hadley Creatives, a program that helps artists advance their careers by building business acumen.
  • Alden Fellows, an initiative that equips nonprofit executives with high-level leadership skills.
  • Give for Good Louisville, an unprecedented day of unity in the name of philanthropy.

For more information, contact Kitty Gruber, SHRM-CP at kittyg@cflouisville.org or 502.585.4649.

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Canopy KY

Canopy recognizes the changing landscape in business; employees want purpose, consumers are paying attention to who they buy from, healthy communities are good for business, and a healthy landscape is good for business. Canopy’s mission is to grow Kentucky businesses to positively impact people, our planet, and our future. Through education, certification, and connection, we help Kentucky businesses participate and succeed within the Good Business movement.

The Canopy Certified Program guides Kentucky businesses towards achieving measurable social and environmental Good, operating with the highest ethical standards, and taking care of all stakeholders along the way.

For more information, contact Ben Smock, Director of Development, at bensmock@canopyky.org.

 

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Align Southern Indiana

Align Southern Indiana strives to actively facilitate a shared regional process that will align resources, address needs and produce sustainable solutions resulting in our region achieving its potential as a best place to live, work and play. This organization strives to meet the current and future talent needs of the regional workforce with a goal of high paying jobs, increased productivity, and retention of talented graduates. Through aiming to enhance quality of place in the region, Align Southern Indiana’s goal is to create an area that is attractive for economic development and is inviting for citizens to live, work and play.

For more information, contact Rita at 502-777-0779 or rita@alignsi.com.

 

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Henry County KY Chamber of Commerce

Henry County KY Chamber of Commerce works to promote pride and progress in Henry County through the cooperation and dedication of the citizens, businesses, and industries of the entire county. The Henry County Chamber offers business and community event promotion, shop local programs, a Leadership Henry County program, ribbon cutting/grand opening events, business networking events such as dinners, business showcases and more.

For more information, contact Holly Kinderman, Exec. Director at henrykychamber@gmail.com or 502-845-0806.

 

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Kentucky Bankers’ Association Education Alliance

The Kentucky Bankers Association is a nonprofit trade association that has been providing legislative, legal, compliance and educational services to its member institutions since 1891. KBA’s directors and staff work together with its members to make the financial services industry a more effective and successful place to work. The strength of the KBA is bankers unifying as an industry to speak as one voice.

For more information, contact Jamie Hampton at jhampton@kybanks.com or (502) 736-1278. 

 

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Edge Employment

Edge Employment welcomes opportunities to partner with businesses, organizations, professional networks, individual professionals, and schools of all levels! Our aims are to expand meaningful employment opportunities within Louisville businesses that match the contributions of disabled job candidates, assist disabled teens and adults to explore post-secondary and employment opportunities, and disrupt misconceptions around the value of disabled people and integration in the workforce.

For more information, contact Merry Reid Sheffer, Lead Employment Specialist, at msheffer@edgeemployment.org or 865-548-7979.

 

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