Republic Bank’s new Simple Access checking account receives national certification

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Republic Bank & Trust Company announced today its new Simple Access checking account was officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards (2021 – 2022). The national safe account Standards, co-created by consumer advocates, leading national nonprofit organizations, […]

Republic Bank launches new BankTech Incubator, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Republic Bank & Trust Company launched a new BankTech Incubator, aimed at supporting technology companies and their innovative products that complement the Bank’s strategic goals through investments in the companies and their products, and through knowledge-sharing. “The BankTech Incubator allows us to create long-term partnerships with technology companies and share […]

Kentucky workforce training initiatives build talent pipeline for the future

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As companies continue to think globally and expand with an eye toward future growth, the importance of a skilled workforce has never been greater. Through various state-sponsored programs and investments, the initiative to keep Kentucky competitive with a skilled and evolving workforce has made significant progress. In May, […]

Statewide “High Five for Health” campaign promotes healthy habits for students

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKY) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) launched today a new public service campaign informing Kentucky students in grades K-12 and their parents of five habits they can form this summer to set themselves up for a successful school year. “We look at summer […]

The Republic Bank Foundation Donates $200,000 to Simmons College

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Republic Bank Foundation donated $200,000 to Simmons College of Kentucky, Louisville’s only Historically Black College University (HBCU), to fund five annual student scholarships and restore the historic SchoolHouse building, which was Kentucky’s first-ever public school for Black students. “This investment from Republic Bank will help us recruit and develop […]

How Kentucky positioned itself at the forefront of the EV and battery industry

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As the automotive sector builds toward a future that runs on electric power, Kentucky has moved quickly to stamp its place as a national leader in this burgeoning new market. Within the past seven months, the Commonwealth has announced the two largest economic development projects in its history, and […]

Your guide to a FOMO-free Derby week experience

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky FOMO stands for “fear of missing out.” This is your guide to Derby week events in Kentucky so you don’t have to miss a thing. Every year, around 1.5 million horse racing fans, celebrities and Kentuckians visit Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. The first jewel of the Triple Crown and […]

Op-Ed: Fair housing is not a rule on paper, but a lifelong practice

By Mike Inman, President of Kentucky REALTORS® The following op-ed was written by Mike Inman, president of Kentucky REALTORS®. To be a REALTOR® means being held to a higher standard and conducting business in accordance with the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. At the core of these ethics is support for equal opportunity in […]

Water Grows KY campaign kicks off at the James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Louisville Water Company kicked off its “Water Grows KY” campaign with a presentation at the Third Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference, highlighting water’s vital and often unexpected role in Kentucky’s top industry sectors – agriculture, distilling and brewing, education, health care and manufacturing. In collaboration with the Kentucky […]

Business Expo welcomes Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray as keynote speaker

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Jeffersontown Chamber’s annual Business Expo returned in person this year, and kicked off with brunch and a keynote address from Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray. In his keynote speech at the Louisville Marriott East, Secretary Gray discussed the federal funding that’s been allocated to support Kentucky’s dire infrastructure […]

Kentucky’s speed-to-market is fueling unprecedented economic growth in the Commonwealth

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As the nation’s economy continues to rebound, companies coast-to-coast are looking to expand their operations and meet the ever-growing demand of consumers. This need for growth and quick turnaround times has brought the speed-to-market factor to the forefront when it comes to business expansion and relocation. Kentucky’s Advantages […]

Louisville makes Best Foodie City in America for Renters list

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky Louisville was recently named the ‘best foodie city in America for renters’ by Apartment Advisor. Though this may surprise some, it’s no secret to anyone who has had a chance to visit and learn about its numerous dining options. Apartment Advisor editors compared hundreds of cities, focusing on metros with […]