Greater Louisville, Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce

As The Metro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Louisville Inc. helps grow businesses and our regional economy. GLI offers one-on-one support for individual businesses during every stage of development, while representing the collective needs of the community, including pursuing pro-growth policies, talent strategies, economic development investment, and inclusion.

As an investor-led nonprofit, it’s this organization’s business to help your business. Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) works diligently to be the voice of the business community by:

Advocating for the community at the state and federal level.

Creating unique programming and initiatives to help your business be successful.

Solving your talent attraction, retention, and workforce development needs.

Implementing strategies to grow the regional economy.


As a member of the Chamber, here are a few of the ways investors benefit: Promotion and visibility with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, event partnership opportunities, the GLI Ambassador program, and other GLI committees.

A variety of events and opportunities to network, plus the opportunity to use GLI meeting and event space.

Cost savings programs like discounted health insurance, HR and staffing solutions, cybersecurity, and notary services.

And, so much more!

If you are not yet an investor in Greater Louisville Inc. and want to take your business to the next level, click here for information on joining as an investor. To discuss the benefits of your organization joining the Chamber, contact Brian Schneider, Director of Investor Development.

Greater Louisville Inc. represents a 15-County/2-State Regional Area:

– Indiana Counties: Clark County, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington.

– Kentucky Counties: Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble.

GLI works to influence growth in the regional economy through business attraction and expansion. A true regional economy requires the collaboration of distinct communities working together to retain and attract an educated and plentiful workforce, enabling the region to grow, thrive and prosper. Only when each of us succeeds do we all succeed – and that includes our regional communities. The Greater Louisville region is made up of 15 counties surrounding the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana areas, home to more than 1.4 million people and over 58,000 businesses. GLI is here to support your organization whether you’re ready to move counties or expand your footprint. With any questions, email Ben Pratt, Chief of Regional Economic Growth, SVP.

Whether you’re looking to promote your business or make connections, GLI can help! Our brimming schedule of events offers many opportunities to grow your network by creating business connections and advertise your business, learn from industry leaders, explore new and established venues throughout the region, participate in discussions on advocacy, and more!

In addition, our Investor Relations team can help to promote your business through ribbon-cutting ceremonies, social media promotions, and more.

GLI puts strong efforts towards talent attraction, retention, and workforce development, as these are challenges that many employers are facing. Our team has developed great solutions to navigate an evolving workforce with strategies that best meet your needs. Whether you are relocating to the region and looking to recruit talent, upskill/reskill your current workforce, build talent pipelines, or expand/sustain current operations, GLI can assist you in navigating Greater Louisville’s robust workforce ecosystem.

WORKFORCE ECOSYSTEM HUB: GLI has developed a robust online platform to help both employers and job seekers identify opportunities and partnerships in our community. These include workforce partners, training programs (free and fee-based), financial aid, apprenticeship resources, and more! Employers can also find resources to eliminate barriers to work, and upskill/reskill their workforce, as well as info on state and federal funding available to supplement the cost of that training.

JOB SEEKER RESOURCES: Search the region’s largest local-only job board at and connect with employers who are looking for talent like you with GLI’s Job Seeker Connection Program. For new-to-Lou residents, connect with City Champs Ambassadors and explore relocation resources. And, if you are a college student, join Live in Lou’s professional and leadership development program called Finding You in Lou.

LINKEDIN TALENT INSIGHTS: Through a partnership with LinkedIn, GLI can develop customized campaigns to help you hire that hard-to-find talent. We analyze available talent across the U.S., identifying geographical areas where the supply of that talent outpaces demand, where salaries and/or cost of living are comparable or beneficial to Greater Louisville, and curate a list of potential candidates who fit those parameters. We then contact the candidates on your behalf and send qualified, interested candidates to your inbox. With any questions, email Christine Tarquinio, Vice President, Talent, Workforce, & Brand Strategies.

PRIVATE LABEL CAMPAIGNS: If you are looking to expand your business or need to fill large numbers of open positions, GLI can build a customized talent attraction campaign for you. Utilizing data gathered from their Talent Insights partnership, GLI will build a customized digital ad campaign to attract needed talent. The GLI team develops the creative, place and monitor the media, provide weekly optimizations, and reports regularly on engagement. Your role? To accept resumes, interview, and hire great candidates. For more information, email Christine Tarquinio, Vice President, Talent, Workforce, & Brand Strategies.


On the local, state, and federal levels, GLI produces publications to inform policymakers and the business community about key issues and initiatives that will move the Greater Louisville region forward. Check here to see what concepts GLI will be promoting or to see how policymakers have chosen to stand for business.

As an investor-driven chamber of commerce, GLI’s public policy committees, made up of regional business leaders, take the lead in developing GLI’s positions on public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels. All GLI investors are eligible to serve on one or more of the six Issue Advisory Committees. To learn more about joining a committee, email us.


Live in Lou is the region’s premier talent attraction and retention initiative. GLI has developed a suite of tools to assist you as you recruit top talent to the region. Employers can post open jobs, download relocation information, and point candidates to information on what makes Greater Louisville unique. Also check out the City Champs Ambassador Program that connects new or prospective residents with trained city ambassadors to provide a warm and friendly welcome.
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Leadership Louisville Center

The Leadership Louisville Center is a nationally-recognized resource for individuals and organizations who strive to go beyond being individually successful to being truly significant. Leaders Louisville Center is the Greater Louisville region’s hub for talent development, relationship building, and community engagement. Their innovative, world-class curriculum and experiential learning opportunities are available for all levels of leadership. No matter where you are located in the world, Leadership Louisville Center can help you build stronger leaders! The Center is the place where leaders can connect with diverse networks, build understanding, and take action to drive positive social and professional impact.

For more information on any programs listed below, contact Aimee Jewell, Engagement Manager, at or (502) 468-2426.


A leadership program that deepens your connection to the community and your capacity to make a difference.For over 40 years, The Leadership Louisville program has been part of the fabric of our community. Both lifelong residents and those new to Louisville learn more about the city over 10 months – exploring a new sector each session. Carefully designed cohorts and curriculum provide an unmatched experience. The Leadership Louisville program is designed for established leaders who are ready to generate meaningful social impact and contribute to the region’s growth and success. Approximately 60 leaders are selected through a competitive application process each year to represent the diversity of the Louisville region.

Ignite Louisville is a leadership program that builds stronger next-generation leaders. Ignite Louisville is a professional development program like no other. This award-winning experience combines training, intensive team building, and hands-on work with a local nonprofit over the course of 6 months. Our participants graduate with the skills, confidence, problem-solving abilities, and connections essential to realizing leadership potential, pushing the needle for both our participants and their employers.

For more than 30 years, Focus Louisville has offered everyone from newcomers to native Louisvillians a fascinating insider’s look at our city. Focus Louisville can jumpstart your journey in making our city better for all citizens. You will connect with 50 other civic-minded Louisvillians you might not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. You’ll gain a more complete view and understanding of Louisville, along with a better sense of belonging, and how to put leadership into action.

A women’s leadership experience developed by the Leadership Louisville Center in order to accelerate and sustain the growth of women into positions of influence.

The Bingham Fellows program annually brings together about 40 experienced Louisville leaders to address one of the region’s most critical issues. Considered our most advanced leadership program, a diverse class of participants is selected following a competitive application process to ensure the class includes content experts and unique voices representing all parts of the community. ​

Encore Louisville is for experienced leaders who have spent decades of their careers in leadership roles, and want to give back to the community. Through the program, they share their wisdom to make our community’s nonprofits stronger.

A program of the Leadership Louisville Center, Leadership Accelerator is a new initiative designed to accelerate the growth of a company’s diverse talent, grow skill sets in individuals, and deepen connections between affinity group leaders.

“Better leaders. Better results. Better world.” Through LeadingBetter™, we help organizations like yours retain, attract, and activate talent through better leadership. We understand the bottom-line value of what leadership can do – and our training courses are curated and crafted to meet the needs of individuals and organizations across all industries, sectors, and levels of experience. We’ve worked with over 200 organizations in the Greater Louisville area to deliver essential fundamentals and cutting edge topics relevant to the shifts happening in today’s workplaces. Our services are like building blocks. They can build a complete training program or fill gaps in your talent development strategy. Our content can be delivered in a variety of formats: open enrollment courses for individuals or teams, private or on-site training for organizations, and talks and keynotes for events or special programs.

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KentuckianaWorks offers a wide variety of resources for employers in the Louisville region. Whether you are looking to find new workers, build partnerships within your industry, or get support in developing a more inclusive organization, we can help. We can connect you to qualified job seekers by promoting your open positions, connecting you to industry partners, and more. Interested in learning more about joining one of our industry partnership groups? Email Aleece Smith, Director of Inclusion and Sector Strategies.

Looking for help finding a new job or better career? We have the tools to help you succeed! Services provided include: free pre-employment training, job search assistance, career literacy training, basic skills testing & development, and other wrap-around services through the Kentucky Career Center.

KentuckianaWorks helps job-seekers find jobs and good careers, education and training to develop a fully prepared and engaged workforce that is aligned with the needs of the community. We help job seekers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties find jobs, education and training and we connect employers with skilled, qualified workers.

For more information, contact Angella Wilson at (502) 574-4727 or

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Southern Indiana Works

Southern Indiana Works, WorkOne Career Center is the region’s Career Center for Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington counties in Indiana. SIW provides individuals with training and career services, and partners with businesses to develop solutions to address their talent needs. This organization also offers workshops to help job seekers stay current in the ever-changing job market. Facilitators cover topics like professionalism, resumes, interview skills, social media, job-seeking strategies, Microsoft Office products, and more. See their offerings below for employers, adults, and students. 

Southern Indiana Works, WorkOne Career Center provides a variety of unique business services to meet the individual needs of employers, including hiring events, assistance in creating a job description, HR solutions, pre-employment screens, and skills training through in-house training programs, The Skillful Network and on-the-job training.

Southern Indiana Works, WorkOne Career Center also assists job seekers with obtaining high wages in in-demand careers through one-on-one career coaching, career exploration, skills assessments, career fairs, and networking events, and, referrals from the WorkOne Business Services Team. Learn more here.

Through a career pathways approach, SIW WorkOne Career Center assists young adults in the attainment of a High School diploma or equivalent, post-secondary education or training, career exploration and education, work-based learning, and other skills development to prepare the next generation of talent. Learn more here.


For more information, contact Cindy Mahoney, Business Services Manager at or 812.941.6404.

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Louisville Urban League

The Louisville Urban League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community service organization dedicated to eliminating racism and its adverse impacts on the community. Their mission is to assist African Americans and other marginalized populations in attaining social and economic equality through direct services and advocacy. As part of a broader National Urban League network of historic civil rights organizations throughout the United States, the Louisville Urban League, like all affiliates, is dedicated to fostering economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities, with our focus on Jobs, Justice, Education, Health, Housing, and Black Business. Currently, the Louisville Urban League’s service area includes the Kentucky counties of Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham, Bullitt, and Hardin; and the Indiana counties of Floyd, Harrison, and Clark.

For more information, contact (502) 585-4622.



CLEAN START The Louisville Urban League (LUL) has teamed up with Facility Management Services (FMS), a janitorial service in town and one of our community partners, to create a new program, “Clean Start.” Although the perception of working in janitorial service may be misleading, it’s a lot more than just cleaning! The key to this partnership is the combination of a nonprofit’s wraparound support with a for-profit’s social mission based a collaborative goal of having a positive impact on society, workers, and the community. Anyone who signs onto Clean Start can enjoy the peace of mind that LUL’s wraparound services afford, such as helping people pay their rent and utilities, finding reliable transportation, and seeking mental health counseling.


The Pathways to Tech Careers Program by the Louisville Urban League is an 8-week entry-level online digital skills course that kickstarts your tech support career. During the class, participants will get an introduction to the computer and the convergence of technology, and will have the option to continue learning and gain tech credentials. Instruction is provided by Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC): participants will receive college credits through JCTC, and scholarships are available! With questions, contact Greg Tripure, Workforce Specialist at (502) 585-4622 or


The Urban Seniors Jobs Program provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income persons 55 or older. Participants receive training that helps them to upgrade their current skills for re-entry into the workplace. Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. You can qualify while receiving social security, unemployment, disability, and other benefits. Veterans are encouraged to apply!


Led by the region’s top corporate recruiters, skilled human resources professionals, life skills and leadership coaches, CEOs, and Meyers Briggs certified trainers, Workforce Wednesday workshop topics include interviewing skills, communication skills, teamwork, conflict resolution, adaptability, problem-solving, workplace ethics, self-awareness, and more. Workforce Wednesdays help you to develop the critical skills that can enhance your career, enrich relationships and sharpen your leadership capacities.

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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


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Chefs for Success Culinary Arts Training Program

Chefs for Success, by the Salvation Army, is a workforce development program for those interested in obtaining employment in the culinary industry upon completion. Chefs for Success participants gain the foundational skills to apply for an entry-level position in the culinary industry. Participants will complete a free, five-week class and then will be provided with interviewing and employment best practices and earn a Food Handler certificate that adds value to their skill set.
For more information, contact or (502) 671-4900.
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Venture Connectors

Venture Connectors is an incorporated, not-for-profit business association originally formed in 1995 as the Venture Club of Louisville. Venture Connectors’ goal is to connect entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, inventors, academics, practitioners, technologists, students and business experts to encourage the expansion of business and commercial investment activities in the Kentuckiana region. Events include monthly luncheons and the annual Venture Sharks™ competition. Membership is open to founders, business professionals, venture capitalists, private investors and students who are involved in the entrepreneurial community. Anyone interested in making valuable contacts, exchanging information or pursuing mutual business opportunities is welcome to attend a Venture Connectors event.

For more information, contact

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Civitas: Regional LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

Civitas is the LBGTQ+ Chamber of Commerce which serves the state of Kentucky with Areas in Greater Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky, Eastern, Southern, & Western Kentucky, and is an affiliate chapter of the National LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce.

This organization focuses on LGBTQ+ business certification, education, and networking to strengthen the regional ecosystem based on the idea that supporting diverse-owned businesses is the foundation of community transformation and economic impact. Civitas stands for citizenship, especially as imparting shared responsibility, a common purpose, and sense of community, and was born out of the desire of many stakeholders from Louisville, Cincinnati, Lexington, and beyond to create a chamber focused on supporting and cultivating a thriving LGBTQ+ community. They are proud to have representation from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum already engaged, knowing there will always be opportunities for growth.


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Health Enterprises Network

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) is the region’s premier healthcare business network. Formed by area leaders in 2000, HEN’s mission is to champion and foster the growth of the Greater Louisville Region’s healthcare economy. Comprised of 1200 professionals from 160 investor companies, HEN represents a diverse and growing industry, from hospitals and health services companies to medical device manufacturers and leading health law firms. HEN is the convener that breaks down barriers, opens doors, and is the catalyst for engagement with healthcare professionals and leaders. Health Enterprises Network is an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc.

For more information, contact Logan Gatti, Director, at

The Healthcare Fellows is a formal executive education program focused on the many business sectors in Louisville’s vast healthcare ecosystem. Each year 14-24 professionals are selected from around Greater Louisville to participate in the 10-month program. Fellows are challenged to grow in their leadership capacity, increase their health-related knowledge, and expand their professional reach through monthly sessions with community leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers and entrepreneurs.

For more information, contact Logan Gatti, Director, at

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Main Street Association (KY)

The Main Street Association is the main source for networking, membership, advocacy and a collective voice, for 40+ years! Main Street Association membership provides businesses and individuals with networking and participation opportunities in forums, luncheons, special events, exhibits and receptions. Plus, businesses can can broaden their exposure and awareness through Main Street Association’s media contacts, cooperative advertising, print materials and social media. Click here to learn more about joining. 

For more information, contact Laurie Anne Roberts, Executive Director at or 502-561-3493.

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NuLu Business Association (KY)

The NuLu Business Association supports the businesses and residents of NuLu through marketing, events, economic growth and integrity of the neighborhood. As home to the greenest commercial building in Kentucky, many historic restoration projects, as well as several restaurants offering organic and locally sourced ingredients, NULU has emerged with a culture of sustainability and a “New” way of thinking about working and living in a historic urban neighborhood.

For more information, contact

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Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Network

The Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Network (AML), an initiative of Greater Louisville Inc., is a collaborative of manufacturing and logistics companies that come together to share best practices and engage with resources to improve individual business performance and strengthen the community as a whole.

The AML network is focused on five key areas:

– Networking and Industry Collaboration: AML provides programming that includes networking opportunities, community engagement, and learning opportunities that share best practices for industry advancement.

– Advocacy: AML collaborates with GLI’s policy committees to advocate for issues important to the AML industry including transportation, legislation for ease of doing business here, expanding airlift service, and much more.

– Workforce & Education: AML collaborates with regional educational systems to develop and support workforce training and talent pipelines.

– Economic Development: AML collaborates with economic development efforts to support the recruitment of investment to the region to grow the regional economy.

– Structure: AML strives to develop a strategic framework that is sustainable and supportive of the overall network mission and vision.

For more information, contact Christine Tarquinio Vice President, Talent, Workforce, and Brand Strategies, at
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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 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. Their 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 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.

CEO’s program begins with a paid orientation to ensure individuals have what they need to begin work immediately. During the orientation, CEO staff assist each participant in assembling all documents necessary for employment, ensure eligibility for benefits, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and provide appropriate training and PPE for our work crews. Following orientation, participants will continue to engage in workshops and one-on-one support covering crucial digital skills, financial literacy, and workplace and communication best practices. For more information, Contact Jacqueline McGhee-Rutledge at or 502-694-7878.

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Middletown Chamber of Commerce (KY)

The Middletown Chamber helps to create a stronger, more dynamic and prosperous business community. As a member, businesses have a competitive edge with leadership opportunities, networking with business leaders, and business-building initiatives. The Middletown Chamber attracts business leaders from a wide variety of industries. This important advantage provides members with a connection to vital economic and community resources beyond their individual organizations. The Middletown Chamber works to create a climate of growth and success in which all Middletown companies – regardless of size or industry – can prosper together.

For more information, contact or (502) 245-0404.

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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. This organization strives to 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 or 502.585.4649.
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Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL)

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities, and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. The mission of YPAL is to connect, engage, and develop metro Louisville’s young professionals through community, professional, and social opportunities.

For more information, contact Cassidy Hyde, Executive Director, at 502.625.0017 or

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders program here: The YPAL Emerging Leaders Program is a unique program in the Louisville area that addresses specific leadership development needs of young professionals as emerging leaders. The program spans seven classes over three months and is open to approximately 20-30 YPAL members selected via an application process.

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Interapt – Workforce Development

Interapt Workforce Development solves enterprise resource constraints, helps employers to closes talent gaps, promotes diversity, and propels equity in tech. Through customized training programs offered at no cost to employer partners, Interapt Workforce Development finds, selects, and trains untapped talent with the ability to quickly onboard to meet your business goals. Interapt can help build your talent pipeline from the ground up! Their unique workforce development model means end-to-end talent acquisition management for your business, resulting in a DEI-focused customized talent pool with exceptional retention rates. See the program’s flyer here, or contact to learn more.

Training programs include:

Full-Stack Software Development (Java, Cobol, React, and more)
Data Science
Data Analytics
IT Project Management
IT Support
Mainframe Programming
UX/UI Design
Entry-Level Roles

For more information, contact Merabeth Martin, President of Interapt Skills at

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Common Table Culinary Arts Training

Common Table works to reduce poverty in the community through job training. This organization provides training in the culinary arts to those who face barriers to employment, empowering them to achieve success in their careers and personal lives. During the eight-week program, students learn the basics of working in the food service industry and obtain Louisville Metro Food Service Manager’s Certification. Common Table has an 81% job placement rate and graduates have been hired at the Omni, Collegiate, Eddie Merlot’s, Masterson’s, Levy and Kroger. Common Table offers box lunch catering a recurring 6-week soup and bread subscription, and skills are refined through experiential learning in the Common Table kitchen as students prepare food for catering orders. All revenue generated through catering sales supports the training program.
For more information, contact Lacole Hamilton at or 502-873-2566 ext. 256.
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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 or


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Edge Employment

Edge Employment welcomes opportunities to partner with businesses, organizations, professional networks, individual professionals, and schools of all levels! The organization aims to expand meaningful employment opportunities within Greater 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 or 865-548-7979.


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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, the planet, and the future. Through education, certification, and connection, Canopy helps Kentucky businesses participate and succeed with the Good Business movement.

The Canopy Certified Program guides Kentucky businesses toward 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

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Women’s Business Center of Kentucky

The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky helps female-owned businesses start and grow, and is one of over 120 women’s business centers across the country that provides technical assistance to help women start and grow their small businesses. WBC empowers entrepreneurs by offering tools and support to established businesses so they can stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize future growth, and contribute to the growth and economic development of our community. The Women’s Business Center offers free, confidential business coaching to start-up and existing businesses.

For more information, contact (859) 231-0054 or

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Render Capital

Render Capital takes a hands-on, founder-first approach that leverages their startup, venture, and corporate innovation networks. As the only institutionally-backed venture capital fund in Kentucky, this organization envisions a robust and thriving regional economy where entrepreneurs see the Midwest and South as a place they can find appropriate risk capital necessary for them to start and grow. Render Capital invests in startups that are solving problems with innovative solutions, attacking a large market with global applications, and that have a founding team and advisors with deep experience; industries they invest in include: healthcare, health technology, supply chain/logistics, advanced manufacturing, CPG/e-Commerce, food/beverage, and, B2B SaaS.

For more information, contact or 502-286-9191.

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Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence was established in 1999 by community leaders including founding CEO Kevin Connelly, the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana, Metro United Way, and the City of Louisville. Prior to the opening of CNPE, the team found that nonprofits in Greater Louisville were missing a central point to access information, best practices, professional development, and, hands-on consultation aimed at helping nonprofits reach their potential. Just over two decades later, CNPE is recognized as the go-to resource for the area’s nonprofit community. This organization’s mission is to accelerate the success of nonprofits through capacity building, connections, and community support to amplify the good work of the sector. CNPE was created expressly to help nonprofits achieve their missions more effectively and with excellence – from getting started through strategic planning and resource development. CNPE envisions a just and equitable community that supports and emboldens nonprofits to ensure everyone has the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

For more information, contact Ed Cortas, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Consulting, at or 502-618-5329.

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Community Venures

Community Ventures helps people own homes and start businesses. From affordable financing to education, to neighborhood revitalization, Community Ventures’ areas of focus offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for people across Kentucky. This organization is focused on the areas of greatest need, where they feel they can make the most impact; they offer a range of products and services from financial counseling to large scale neighborhood revitalization. The Community Ventures Homeownership Center works to enable prospective and current homeowners to achieve their dreams through counseling, education, and affordable lending options. They have a successful history of building new homes and buying, remodeling, and re-selling homes, making it possible for their clients to purchase like-new homes and enjoy the benefits of safe, affordable homeownership.

Learn more about their two programs for entrepreneurs here: Art, Inc. and Opllo E-Commerce

For more information, contact Brad Wolfe at (859) 231-0054.


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One Southern Indiana

One Southern Indiana (1si) is the state-recognized Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) and Chamber of Commerce for Clark and Floyd counties. Their primary goal is bringing new businesses to Southern Indiana and helping existing businesses grow. Services include assistance in site selection and resources for local and state incentives to get businesses up and running faster and keep them running longer. For businesses, check out 1si’s programs including:

Local & State Tax Incentives: Indiana is a cost-effective state in which to build a business, as the state’s total business taxes are lower than adjoining states.

The ONE Fund: The ONE Fund serves small business owners in the Indiana counties of Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Scott and Washington with loan amounts ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 at an affordable interest rate equal to the Prime Rate plus 2%. Repayment terms are two years for working capital loans, five years for machinery and equipment financing, and seven years for real estate/brick-and-mortar loans.

For more information, contact Lauren Wagoner at or Mike Fulkerson, Small Business Navigator, at or 812.945.0266.

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Louisville Downtown Partnership

The Louisville Downtown Partnership works to maintain the value and importance of Downtown Louisville and the Business Improvement District, with emphasis on providing clean and safe services, economic development, and fact-driven resources for the region’s ratepayers, stakeholders, and potential investors. This organization remains steadfast in their belief in the community and, most importantly, in Downtown Louisville’s ultimate resilience and significance to the overall local and regional economy. Whether you’re a sole proprietor, a startup with one employee, or, an established business with many employees, the LDP supports businesses from grand openings to expansions, through promotion, technical assistance, referrals to small business resource providers, and, identifying sources of financial assistance.

Click here to download the New Business Welcome Package! 

For more information, contact or 502-584-6000.

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The Spot: Young Adult Opportunity Campuses

The Spot: Young Adult Opportunity Campuses offer free career and education resources for young adults ages 16-24 in the Louisville region. Located at JCTC Campus (800 W Chestnut Street) and NIA (2900 W Broadway), the Spot provides an inviting environment for anyone needing guidance in figuring out the next step in life, like continuing education, starting a career, gaining credentials, by creating a path to independence and self-sufficiency. Nobody is ever alone at the Spot! Earn incentives and wages as you explore the world of possibilities, communicate with people who get it, and tap into your inner self.

No pathway is out of the question. The Spot partners with a wealth of educational, vocational, and training providers to meet in-demand jobs and creative jobs. Some trainings are provided in-house, such as Digital Literacy and Customer Services. National credentials are always our mission when serving you with a variety of trainings.

For more information, contact Renee Walters at 502-574-4115 or


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Behavioral Health Groups
Transportation Assistance
Case Management
Mental Health – 1:1, Music Therapy, Group Therapy
Exploration of Career Pathways
Paid Trainings, Credentials, and Licensure
Placement with Employers – Job Shadows, Internships, Permanent Jobs
Assistance Navigating the Court System
Job/Work Ready Workshops
Digital Literacy
Career – Interest and Aptitude Assessments
Legal Aid and Expungement
General Education and Post-Secondary Education
Paid Internships up to 350+ hours
Professional Development

Oldham County, KY Chamber of Commerce

The Oldham County KY Chamber of Commerce strives to be the “go to” organization for business networking, business expansion, professional development, community relationships and much more. This Chamber offers business development support, including access to the Small Business Resource Center including manuals, technology and consulting assistance; member networking opportunities and free business promotional support with ribbon-cuttings/groundbreakings; relocation services; and much more!

For more information, contact Heidi Ocheltree at or 502-222-1635.  

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Louisville Independent Business Alliance

The mission of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned, independent businesses and educating citizens on the value of purchasing locally. In order to pursue LIBA’s mission, the organization will focus on:

1. Informing citizens of the value provided by locally owned businesses,
including their importance to the local economy, culture, and social fabric. The goal is to encourage area residents to view themselves as citizens — as members of a community rather than merely as consumers.

2. Offering group branding, promotion and advertising to LIBA members to elevate the individual and collective profiles of locally owned businesses in order to provide marketing and exposure advantages chains routinely enjoy.

3. Creating strong relationships with local government and media to inform local decision-making, give voice to the locally owned independent business community, and promote policies that support community-rooted enterprises.


For more information, contact Leslie Spanyer at 502.473.4687 or

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Queer KY Inclusivity Workplace Training

The team at Queer Kentucky has told the stories of LGBTQ+ Kentuckians for over four years and has learned that there is a huge need in our state for queer and trans education for employers. Are you interested in making your business a safer place to work for your trans and nonbinary employees? Did you know that being trans-inclusive actually improves the bottom line? What does it mean to be trans-inclusive anyway? Queer Kentucky is excited to help your company’s inclusion initiatives grow and succeed. Queer Kentucky is now offering diversity, equity, and inclusion training and workshops for the workplace, with both on-site and off-site training for the greatest efficiency and convenience. To become a queer-inclusive partner and host a workshop at your organization on Trans Inclusivity, fill out this form.

For more information, contact Noa August at

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Scott County, IN Chamber of Commerce

The Scott County IN Chamber of Commerce strives to build a community of resources for its members by offering the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals to help you grow your business. Since 1991, the Scott County Chamber has committed to education, connection, growth and prosperity to promote and support their members. Whether you are just getting started or are an established business, the Chamber has programs and member benefits to fit your needs, including networking, advertising, events, insurance discounts, and more.

For more information, contact or 812-752-4080.  

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Greater Germantown Business Association (KY)

Greater Germantown Business Association is creating economic opportunity for those who live, work, and do business in Germantown-Schnitzelburg and surrounding neighborhoods. By organizing and recruiting a wide variety of member showcasing events, this Association provides their members with opportunities to generate new customers and accelerate brand building. Greater Germantown is creating unified and cohesive branding that represents and respects the unique identities and histories of all of the Greater Germantown communities. By creating a unified voice for the greater Germantown community, they will create a strong message, reach a broad audience, and create a greater impact for our members and for their neighborhoods. By creating a central hub for strategic partnerships, they help link neighborhood, business, consumer, governmental, resident strengths, and resources to create a greater whole.

For more information, contact or (502) 637-4900.

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Metro United Way: Business United

Metro United Way works every day to lift the community by mobilizing people and maximizing resources to advance opportunity and equity for all. MUW brings together businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, foundations, and individuals to engage in the kinds of collaboration that changes lives. Through data-driven insights, their team identifies the community’s greatest needs and addresses systemic challenges by fighting to improve the disparities that persist in early care and education, economic mobility, home ownership, racial equity, and public policy in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

For more information, contact Michelle Elsby at or (502) 583-2821.

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Trimble County, KY Chamber

The mission of the Trimble County Chamber & Economic Development is to promote the general welfare of the citizens of Trimble County, KY through the retention, development, and growth of new and existing industries, businesses, tourism, other organizations and associations which may provide employment opportunities for our residents and by encouraging an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community.

For more information, contact Deborah Crawford at 502-221-6068 or

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Russell Promise

Russell Promise is an initiative started by Cities United and the Louisville Metro Government and is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Community Foundation of Louisville. The vision of this initiative is to build Black wealth through investment without displacement including sharing decision-making and leadership with residents; connecting individuals and families to resources leading to homeownership and traditional and nontraditional business ownership; building pathways and opportunities to strengthen existing Black-owned businesses; creating innovative connections to career-track jobs; and, community ownership of neighborhood assets.

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Preston Area Business Alliance (KY)

Preston Area Business Alliance (PABA) is a network of business owners and community leaders dedicated to advancing business through enhanced connection, understanding, and action. This organization focuses on supporting, promoting, and strengthening businesses along the Preston Corridor. PABA is a collective of individuals with personal or business interests along the corridor, and creates a platform for its members to strengthen business relationships through networking; voice their most pressing concerns in a unified way; and leverage the alliance as a resource for communicating trends, needs, and recommending strategy and vision for the future of the Preston Corridor. Whether you are a new or existing business, PABA can assist in expanding your reach and growth. As a new member of PABA, you will be listed in the e-newsletter and on social media. Businesses have the opportunity to be highlighted in other PABA publications, and have opportunities to grow by advertising and sponsoring events, and it can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when identified as a member of PABA.  

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Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is the major catalyst, consensus builder and advocate for a thriving economic climate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Kentucky Chamber supports a prosperous business climate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and works to advance Kentucky through advocacy, information, program management and customer service in order to promote business retention and recruitment.

For more information, Shawna Burton, Director, Membership & Marketing at or (502) 695-4700.  

In close partnership with the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet, Kentucky was selected as one of the three states in the nation to pilot a statewide implementation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s program, Talent Pipeline Management (TPM)®. TPM is an employer-led and demand-driven approach for businesses to create and manage talent ‘supply chains’ by projecting talent needs and aligning those with education and workforce development systems. Through this partnership, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center was called upon to utilize the TPM tool to engage employers in the TPM process to build a stronger workforce aligned to the needs of Kentucky’s key economic sectors.

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Louisville Central Community Center

Louisville Central Community Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that offers a variety of programs and services to support adults in the workforce, along with emerging entrepreneurs. Employment services and job training for adults, money management and homeownership are just some of the services provided in addition to those listed below. Programs include:

– Working Solutions: Employer and job seeker service which helps to connect the right candidate to the right positions. Job seekers may also access other services such as assistance with resume building, search and placement assistance, and mock interviewing.

– Money Matters Club: A financial coaching club that offers 1:1 financial coaching support to help participants achieve goals in the areas of asset attainment, budgeting and savings, credit attainment and repair, and much more. This program also works to alleviate barriers to goal achievement such as low wage employment, childcare issues, housing, and transportation issues. 

– Adult Basic Education (GED): In partnership with JCPS we offer FREE GED classes to individuals interested in obtaining their GED. 

– Skill Up Webinar Series: A technology skills training program to help both entrepreneurs and family leaders compete in our ever-changing world. This webinar series is aimed at providing information about certifications in artificial intelligence, data analytics, and cyber security.

– Entrepreneurship Training Program & Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Network: Offers networking and training opportunities to both budding and experienced entrepreneurs.

For more information, contact (502) 583-8821 or

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Parkland Business & Development Association (KY)

The Parkland Business & Development Association (PBDA) works as a collective of business owners, stakeholders, and community leaders in the Parkland Area of West Louisville with a mission to restore, develop and sustain a growing, equitable and thriving Parkland Community for all.

For more information, contact or (502) 592-4358.

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Frankfort Avenue Business Association (KY)

The Frankfort Avenue Business Association, or FABA, is a non-profit organization that exists to enhance Frankfort Avenue as a place to do business, and as a premier destination for Louisville shopping, dining, and entertainment.. FABA works to stimulate economic development by implementing marketing activities that promote and improve the business climate. Click here to inquire about joining as a member.

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National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Kentucky Chapter

If you’ve been looking for a place that supports and elevates women business owners to the next level, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Kentucky Chapter, is for you. NAWBO is the essential community for all women business owners with a diverse group of members supporting, encouraging, teaching, and sharing with each other. NAWBO is a network for women in business that supports, provides resources, aids opportunities and forms partnerships among the woman-owned business community in Kentucky and beyond. While NAWBO is a world-wide organization, NAWBO Kentucky serves Kentucky, the Southern Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio areas. Members represent a variety of different business industries, providing opportunities for business connections in whatever area you need them. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners, and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility, along with those who support the mission and vision of NAWBO.

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Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC) helps small businesses start, grow, finance, innovate, and transition through no-cost, confidential business advising and training. The Indiana SBDC was established in 1985 with funding support from the U.S. Small Business Administration and State of Indiana and has worked with over 50,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses. With a network of 10 regional offices throughout the state, the Indiana SBDC helps Hoosier entrepreneurs and small businesses start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter. For small businesses, see information about resources from Indiana SBDC here.

For more information, contact or (812) 952-9765.

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The Chamber of St. Matthews, KY

The Chamber of St. Matthews has a rich history of getting things done for businesses and the community. Membership with The Chamber of St. Matthews is an investment, not only in the future of your business but in the growth of the community that it serves. Their diverse membership represents the St. Matthews community and communities at large, with members ranging from business to civic and non-profit organizations to education to government to home-based businesses and to individuals. This organization has over 1,000 members who believe that Chamber support is an important component to their business growth and to their communities. The Chamber’s events and programs are managed by a professional staff under the leadership of a 15-member Board of Directors who serve on a voluntary basis and are elected by the Membership.

For more information, contact or 502-899-2523.

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Prospect Area (KY) Chamber of Commerce

The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce exists to connect people with potential. Community is an invitation to find in others the best of who we are through what we can accomplish together. It is an affirmation that through connection we bridge the potential of each person to the possibility of becoming something greater than we can imagine alone. It is a commitment to creating a future in which each of us thrives through mutual support – because where people thrive, community abides.

For more information, contact contact or 502-228-7493.

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Cherokee Triangle Association – Louisville, KY

The purposes of the Cherokee Triangle Association (CTA) are as follows: (1) To provide a forum for discussion of neighborhood matters and an institution to promote neighborhood improvement and activities with that purpose; (2) To foster awareness of the neighborhood as a desirable place to live; (3) To cooperate with other organizations having analogous objectives; and (4) to encourage community planning, area development, and aesthetic and historic awareness by direct action and/or by allocation of corporate assets to other organizations and individuals as outlined by Section 501(c) of the United States Revenue Code.

For more information, contact or (502) 459-0256.

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Meade County, KY Chamber of Commerce

The Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce strives to develop and sustain a thriving economy that will help to enhance Meade County’s quality of life. The Meade County Chamber of Commerce strives to keep all of their members informed, educated, and connected, and they promote a vibrant business environment and foster economic prosperity for all of their members. This chamber works to help businesses be successful by operating in a climate that encourages growth and allows for the expansion of jobs and facilities.

For more information, contact or 270-422-3626.

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Spencer County – Taylorsville, KY Chamber of Commerce

Spencer County KY – Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to champion pride, as well as encourage economic growth in Spencer county by bonding together their citizens, businesses, and government as a whole. The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is a major force in the community’s economic prosperity and outstanding lifestyle. As a non-profit membership organization, the Chamber provides the leadership to achieve a diverse balanced economy that enhances the quality of living and working in Spencer County. Also offered to members are networking events, ribbon cuttings or groundbreaking ceremonies, discounted chamber rentals, committee involvement opportunities, advocacy, educational opportunities, and much more.

For more information, contact Dawn Derossett at or (502) 477-8369.

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Dixie Area Business Association

The Dixie Area Business Association (DABA) was organized for the purpose of supporting the growth of existing businesses while assisting new businesses or individuals seeking to locate along the Dixie Corridor and promoting activities beneficial to the community. DABA is a strong group of business professionals along the Dixie Corridor, supporting each other and growing Southwest Louisville.

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Jeffersontown KY Chamber

The mission of the Jeffersontown Chamber (Jeffersontown, KY) is to be the premier business organization advancing commerce and community engagement through quality, inclusive and professional services. The Jeffersontown Chamber includes more than 1,000 businesses that work together to help advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of our community. The chamber is a partner with the Jeffersontown Economic Development Authority to ensure the economic vitality of our city.

For more information, contact Darin Epperly at or (502) 267-1674.

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Harrison County IN Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County, IN is a membership organization committed to making Harrison County the best place in the Southern Indiana Region to live, work and play. The volunteer Board of Directors is made up from the membership and one appointment each from the Town of Corydon, Harrison County Commissioners, Harrison County Council, school corporation representative and the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation, and oversees the operations of the Chamber. Through a strategic planning process, the leadership develops a mission, vision and strategic initiatives to guide the Chamber’s activities and programs. Working with the board of directors, the staff drives the actions of the Chamber and carries out the framework created by the membership and leadership.

For more information, contact or (812) 738-0120.

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Shelby County, KY Chamber of Commerce

Shelby County KY Chamber of Commerce is represented by business and professional people who recognize their stake in this community and have joined together to advance and enhance it. They coordinate ideas, energy, and financial resources while working to improve the economic well-being of their community. To members, this Chamber offers an array of discounts, office supplies, training, marketing assistance, insurance programs, and more.

For more information, contact or (502) 633-1636.

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Highview Business Association (KY)

The Highview Area Business Association consists of area businesses, civic leaders and individuals. They represent the local area and strive to collectively, maintain, enhance and foresee the needs of the business community and the people they serve. Highview is located in between the Okolona and Fern Creek communities of Louisville, Kentucky. Like Okolona and Fern Creek, Highview began to thrive in the 1950s and 1960s, quickly becoming populated with suburban neighborhoods, schools and businesses.

For more information, contact or (502) 762-9608.

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Workwell Industries

The Workwell Industries is a non-profit organization that is committed to creating jobs for people with disabilities and others who experience barriers to employment. This organization provides quality packaging, parts assembly as well as various other services to many large organizations in the US and worldwide. By choosing to outsource these services to Workwell, companies routinely reduce overhead & save on the cost of a project.

For more information, contact Sandy Boyd at or 502-772-7383.

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Scott County, IN Chamber of Commerce

The Scott County IN Chamber of Commerce strives to build a community of resources for its members by offering the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals to help you grow your business. Since 1991, the Scott County Chamber has committed to education, connection, growth and prosperity to promote and support their members. Whether you are just getting started or are an established business, the Chamber has programs and member benefits to fit your needs, including networking, advertising, events, insurance discounts, and more.

For more information, contact or 812-752-4080.  

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Rise Louisville

The mission of RISE is to bring increased economic prosperity to the Greater Louisville region through education and mentoring of entrepreneurs. This organization helps immigrant entrepreneurs navigate the system and apply innovative approaches to their businesses 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.

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Highland Commerce Guild (KY)

The Highland Commerce Guild represents the Higlands area of Louisville, KY and makes a dedicated effort to keep The Highlands a beautiful place to work, shop and live. This organization assists businesses with problem-solving, safety & community resources and aids local churches, schools, and neighborhood programs. The HCG also manages the Graffiti Abatement Program, holds special business and community events, and, sponsors art and photography contests including the outdoor murals.

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Noir Black Chamber of Commerce (KY)

The Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc., is a Louisville Kentucky-based national 501(c)(3) economic development organization and Certified Community Development Entity under The U.S. Department of Treasury. The Chamber’s mission is to “Move Black America Forward”, through the creation of innovative programming that will lead to economic and social mobility for Black students ages 9 to 24. Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. is unique in that it’s the only chamber in the United States specifically focused on Black students and the teaching of business educational and professional skills learning earlier, in the hope of increasing the number of successful Black entrepreneurs and Black corporate professionals over time.

For more information, contact or 844-664-7222.

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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 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 Debra Stamper, General Counsel/Vice President, at

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Fern Creek KY Chamber of Commerce

The Fern Creek Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the welfare and prosperity of the Fern Creek area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the area’s economic, industrial, and educational interests.

For more information, contact or 502-239-7550.

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Bardstown Nelson KY Chamber of Commerce

The Bardstown Nelson Chamber of Commerce has grown and prospered since 1923 as the united voice for business in their area. The Chamber has accomplished much because of the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers, sharing the belief that our community is worth working for. As the largest business organization in Nelson County, the Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce seeks not only to sustain the business climate, but also to improve and secure a thriving future. In order to continue the growth and success of the community, this organization has a mission to create talent pipelines for growing workforce needs.

For more information, contact Lisa Thomas at or 502-348-9545 ext 3.

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Bullitt County KY Chamber of Commerce

The Bullitt County KY Chamber of Commerce offers marketing, networking, and educational opportunities to Members, as well as ribbon cuttings to welcome and develop new Members to be the business voice of the county. The Bullitt County Chamber is directly involved in creating an evolving strategic plan for the county and is working to integrate and enhance the relationship of the business community with city and county government.

For more information, contact Sara Cahill at or 502-543-6727.


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Future of Work Initiative

The Louisville Future of Work Initiative is a partnership between Microsoft and Louisville Metro Government focused on increasing economic opportunity and equity by enabling Louisville to become a regional hub and center for excellence in Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Data Science. Together with government, community, skilling, and corporate partners, Microsoft’s Future of Work Initiative helps to close the digital skills gap and build a more inclusive workforce. The initiative provides access to in-demand digital skills that unlock new career opportunities, remove barriers for underserved communities, and upskill and cross-skill existing digitally fluent populations. As part of the initiative, you can access free on-demand, self-paced training resources through Microsoft Learn and LinkedIn Learning.

For more information, contact Alisia McClain at



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Louisville Association for Community Economics

The Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE) is a non-profit developer committed to fostering an ecosystem of cooperative social enterprises built on racial and economic equity. This organization strives to educate the community about how cooperative economics can create community wealth and support the development of cooperative businesses. LACE helps launch cooperatives by supporting feasibility and business planning, connecting with communities and stakeholders, creating financial and governance models, and assisting with capitalization strategies. Their first major initiative is bringing the Louisville Community Grocery (LCG) vision to life.

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Washington County, IN Chamber of Commerce

The Washington County IN Chamber of Commerce serves its region and its members by promoting goods and services, creating networking opportunities and community events to support a healthy local economy. Their vision is to grow the Chamber through membership and outreach to others while cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit in our youth through awareness, instruction and hands on experience.

For more information, contact Anita Bush at or (812) 883-4303. 

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Louisville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The LHCC brings together Hispanic entrepreneurs and professionals to network and share best practices, provide information that will help Hispanic business grow and succeed, collaborate on initiatives to bring Latino issues to the forefront and help new entrepreneurs acclimate to the Greater Louisville community. Hispanic and Latino businesses are one of the fastest-growing segments of the business community, and represent a key driver of future success for our region. LHCC is the only organization in the state of Kentucky representing Hispanic business interests.

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