What’s the best city for coffee lovers in Kentucky? Mandoe picks Louisville

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee – or an ice-cold latte – to kickstart your morning. And according to Mandoe, a digital signage company, Louisville is one of the best cities in the country for coffee. Louisville ranked No. 1 in the United States for best-value coffee, with […]

Apprenticeship program and partnership creates pathways for student success

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Jefferson Community & Technical College (Jefferson), KentuckianaWorks and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new initiative to prepare young adults ages 16-24 across the Greater Louisville Region to enter high-demand, high-wage careers after graduation. “At Jefferson, our number one priority is to open doors to a better life and brighter future,” […]

First look inside Kruger Packaging: Elizabethtown’s state-of-the-art facility

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Kruger Packaging team members and Elizabethtown Mayor Jeff Gregory visited the T. J. Patterson Industrial Park today to get an exclusive “first look” at the interior of the new Kruger Packaging E’town Plant. Construction on the cutting-edge facility was completed last month and the plant is currently in the start-up phase. “The […]

Republic Bank expands its Cincinnati footprint with the acquisition of CBank

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Republic Bank announced it will acquire Cincinnati-based CBank and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Commercial Industrial Finance, Inc. (“CIF”).  CIF, which is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, provides equipment leasing and financing to businesses nationwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Republic will acquire all of CBank’s outstanding common stock in an […]

Kentucky Association of Health Plans and Maryhurst partner to provide stability and hope for families in need

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Maryhurst, Kentucky’s oldest child welfare agency, announced today it received $150,000 from the Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP), the trade association representing all commercial insurers and Medicaid managed care plans in the Commonwealth. The grant supports Maryhurst’s Renewal program, which provides critical wraparound services for Kentucky children and families […]

2022 “Community Health Champions” recognized by WellCare of Kentucky

By Jennifer Brislin, Building Kentucky WellCare of Kentucky hosted its third annual Community Health Champions Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Gheens Foundation Lodge in Louisville. The Community Health Champions Awards honor individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth that play a pivotal role in removing barriers, improving outcomes, and supporting community well-being. “I see […]

Op-Ed: Increasing childcare opportunities helps Kentucky most at-risk families

By Jason Adkins, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) CEO The following op-ed was written by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative CEO Jason Adkins. Kristyna had become used to the routine of dropping her kids off at their Nana’s house. She’s a single mom with three children working a part-time job to make ends meet. Her […]

Manufacturing drives Kentucky’s record economic momentum

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Building on its historic year for investment and job growth in 2021, Kentucky’s economy continues to build momentum thanks to the state’s key industries experiencing unprecedented growth. One sector serving as a cornerstone of that success is the state’s manufacturing industry, which is driving billions of dollars of […]

C2 Strategic celebrates a growing team and 10 PRSA award wins

By Andrea Watts, Building Kentucky Adding talent to the team C2 Strategic Communications, one of Louisville’s largest public relations firms with offices in Lexington and Indianapolis, added 113 years of combined experience just this year. Over the last three months, the team has seen 30% growth, adding expertise in tourism, health care, agricultural policy and UX/UI design. […]

Barton Malow invests $50,000 in Glendale while preserving its rich history

By Andrea Watts, Building Kentucky Barton Malow, the construction team behind BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale, is pouring new sidewalks on Main Street as well as helping with other much-needed community projects in the area. Perfect timing as 20,000 visitors recently descended on these pathways for the Glendale Crossing Festival, which got its start […]

Republic Bank earns national award recognizing leadership in community and economic development

By Jennifer Brislin, Building Kentucky Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic” or “Republic Bank”) has earned the prestigious 2022 American Bankers Association (“ABA”) Foundation Community Commitment Award. The award was given to Republic for its work in the Community and Economic Development category. Just seven banks across the entire country were honored with Community Commitment […]

The Bluegrass Business Boom: KCTCS is building bigger businesses and better employees

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) Workforce Solutions completed its highest-performing year ever, based on a new report on enrollment and workforce development. The first-of-its-kind report shows that KCTCS Workforce Solutions has logged its best year to date (since 2000), expanding institutional capacity to help meet the unprecedented needs […]

Op-Ed: Why Kentucky is poised to reach new heights

By Chad Carlton, Building Kentucky The following op-ed was written by Chad Carlton, who is CEO of C2 Strategic Communications, one of Louisville’s largest public relations firms. My mother’s heart is still strong and sweet as she turns 80 years old next week – a muscle crafted from hard work on the farm, raising three […]