Immediate Release: January 4th,
(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc. will be
honor two groups with the Silver Fleur-de-Lis at the upcoming Annual Meeting being
held on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.
Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) was selected to
receive an award after completing major terminal renovations and securing more
nonstop destinations in 2016. Louisville
International Airport Terminal is the front door to the Greater Louisville
region. The Terminal’s new modern, streamlined redesign, featuring local
businesses and other unique qualities of our region, demonstrates that Greater
Louisville is a wonderful place to live, play, and work. The additional nonstop
flights, added in 2016, make the airport and our region more convenient for
people to conduct business. LRAA Chairman, Jim Welch and Executive Director,
Skip Miller will be on hand to accept the award.
The organizations behind the Muhammad Ali Life
Celebration will be honored with a Silver Fleur-de-Lis as well. The Muhammad Ali
Center, along with Boxcar PR, the Louisville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau,
the Mayor’s Office, LMPD, KFC YUM! Center, and the Kentucky Fair & Expo
Center will be recognized for their leadership and coordination of the
Celebration. The passing of Muhammad Ali in June of 2016 turned international
attention to Louisville. The seamless work of every agency listed above made
our city rise to the occasion. Muhammad
Ali’s life was marked by Greatness. The
ability of this year’s honorees to capture his legacy in just a week’s time
will be a sterling chapter in our region’s history for generations to come.
The Silver Fleur-de-Lis was created by GLI to recognize
outstanding commitments and achievements over the past year in making the
Louisville community a better place in which to live and work.
Greater Louisville Inc. Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25,
2017 at 6:00 PM at the Louisville Palace Theatre located at 625 S 4th Street in
Louisville. As previously announced, delivering
this year’s keynote will be John Schnatter, Founder & CEO of Papa John’s
Pizza. Muhammad Ali, humanitarian and
boxing legend, will also receive GLI’s Thomas A. Edison Award posthumously
during the program.
of the media are welcome to attend and cover Annual Meeting, but must register
in advance by emailing Communications Manager Alison Brotzge-Elder at email@example.com. Annual Meeting is open to the public as
well. To register, visit greaterlouisville.com/events.