Fortune Magazine’s 5 Strategies for Global Expansion

7/29/2010 05:47:21 PM  -  0 Comments

Intl Money International markets are a hot area of business expansion, as companies of all sizes are looking to broaden their customer reach into new areas. Last month, GLI’s Small Business Breakfast Club got a global perspective when Lynn Cooper, President of BFW International, discussed the benefits of global commerce.


This month, Fortune Magazine ran an interesting article offering readers “5 Strategies for Global Expansion.” Click here to read the complete article; or for the really impatient (or simply swamped), here are the five pieces of advice:



Meet the Intern: Ann Marie Kelly

7/29/2010 05:28:48 PM  -  0 Comments


AnnMarie Today’s post is the second in our summer Meet the Intern series. Like a growing number of businesses across the region, GLI has the help of some exceptionally talented interns this summer. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Ann Marie Kelly. We have appreciated her leadership and energy this summer!


Hello, my name is Ann Marie Kelly. I’m a senior at Bellarmine University majoring in Communication with a minor in Peace Studies. At Greater Louisville Inc., I work on the Intern To Earn Program and the 2010 Inc.credible Awards.


Have It Your Way!

7/29/2010 05:20:15 PM  -  0 Comments

Blog You’ve got ideas. We want them.


What kinds of postings would you like to see on The Inner Chamber? More advice and insights from GLI staff? Articles of interest from local and national sources? Insights into new business strategies and initiatives? What kind of topics should we cover? Social media? Customer service? International trade?



The Entrepreneurial State of Our Region

7/26/2010 10:07:18 AM  -  0 Comments

SOEEarlier this month, GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP released its 2010 State of Entrepreneurship Report.  The report, published every five years, is an honest assessment of Louisville’s capacity for creating and growing new businesses, and makes recommendations on the strategies needed to continue that growth over the next five. It recommendations, particularly around research commercialization and creating an environment that continually energizes new ideas, impact public policy, investment decisions and community focus regarding entrepreneurial challenges for the region.


So you may be asking yourself, “If I’m not an entrepreneur, how does this impact me?



Lincoln, Edison and Brandeis Loved Ideas – Do You?

7/26/2010 09:48:34 AM  -  0 Comments

RLC logo As you know, Greater Louisville is in the middle of a regional visioning campaign to transform Louisville into the Idea Capital of the World: Where Imaginations and Individuals Thrive. You can learn more and get engaged in the discussion at , where 1,600 of your friends and neighbors are discussing new ideas and gaining momentum to make them a reality.


In last week’s Courier-Journal, Kevin Wardell, chair of the Regional Leadership Coalition (RLC), penned an op-ed encouraging all community members to get engaged with the visioning process. He wrote:



Meet the Intern: David Burt, Yale University

7/22/2010 09:36:52 AM  -  0 Comments


David Burt Like a growing number of businesses across the region, GLI has the help of some exceptionally talented interns this summer. In our Meet the Intern series, we let you learn little about the new faces you’ll see around our office. First up is David Burt, one of our Bulldogs in the Bluegrass.


Hi, my name is David Burt, and I’m the guy in the first cubicle you pass after you receive your hearty hello from Alex at the GLI offices. I will return to Yale University next fall as a sophomore, majoring in economics (most likely). I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a place you may know as a nice spot to stop on the way to your vacation in Florida. At Yale I write for the newspaper and play on the club soccer team.



Around the Globe, and Indian Reporter Learns ‘It’s Possible’ in Louisville

7/22/2010 09:23:09 AM  -  0 Comments

SPAN Mag Louisville is featured this month in one of India’s top magazines, SPAN. Reporter Sujoy Dhar visited Louisville when Dr. Kalam, the former president of India, spoke here this spring at an event hosted by the Greater Louisville International Professionals.  Dhar shares his insights on Possibility City, our Indian entrepreneurs, and the work of G.L.I.P.


He writes: “Louisville, the largest city in the U.S. state of Kentucky, is also branded as Possibility City because of its rapid socioeconomic and cultural strides. The city’s promoters are wooing Indian talent and have actively involved the prosperous, local Indian American business community to propel Louisville’s success."



What Makes a Fast-Growth Company?

7/19/2010 04:47:20 PM  -  0 Comments

Lisa B 

Every community wants more gazelles – the small, fast-growing companies that create the majority of new job opportunities. But many entrepreneurs and small business owners aren’t sure what it takes to drive their ideas into fast-growth opportunities.

Part of the mission of GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP is to nurture and expand fast-growth companies. Lisa Bajorinas, Managing Director of ENTERPRISECORP, offers the following quality factors that aid the successful, fast-growth companies she oversees in the High Impact Portfolio. High Impact companies drive growth and job creation for Greater Louisville.



Sec. Peters on Clean Coal, Energy Prices, Biomass and More

7/19/2010 04:40:57 PM  -  0 Comments


Len PetersDr. Len Peters, Kentucky’s Secretary of Energy and Environment, spoke at today’s Capitol Connection luncheon. The first thing you’ll notice about Dr. Peters is that he is incredibly knowledgeable on pretty much every aspect of energy research, development, distribution, regulation and policy. His speech was insightful, but where he really shined was in answering questions from GLI members. From the prospects for nuclear power in Kentucky to EPA air regulations and the development of clean coal technology, Dr. Peters spent more than 30 minutes shedding light onto some of the hottest areas of energy and environmental development.



Rapid Bus Transit - A Possibility for Louisville

7/14/2010 12:00:57 PM  -  0 Comments


Rapid Bus There’s a very interesting article in this month’s New York Magazine on rapid bus transit, one of the transportation improvements the Bridges Project would enable in our community. Definitely worth a read, as it will get your mind churning on the possibilities for mobility in Louisville.