Raque Food Systems revolutionizing food packaging with automation

By Abuzar Iqbal, Building Kentucky Mass production has been booming since the 1800s, with automation in nearly every industry today. Likewise, as the world’s population grows, it is important to keep up with the increasing demand for food. This makes food packaging one of the most important mass production industries in today’s economy. Raque is […]

Republic Bank announces record gift to Metro United Way

By Stephanie Smith, Building Kentucky Republic Bank hosted an event to announce a record gift to Metro United Way, and to thank employee donors at one of its downtown locations Thursday morning. The total gift of over $188,000 from this year’s campaign marks the Bank’s largest ever combined corporate and employee donation. “Republic Bank and […]

Maryhurst celebrates 180th anniversary of serving children and families in greatest need

By Jamie Johnson, Building Kentucky Maryhurst, Kentucky’s oldest child welfare nonprofit, is celebrating 180 years of fulfilling its mission – to strengthen and empower children and families in greatest need. On Tuesday, February 6th, the organization brought together community leaders, volunteers, supporters and staff to celebrate the significant achievement of 180 years. “Celebrating 180 years […]

VIDEO: An Inside look at LouCity and Racing Louisville’s Training Center

By Jamie Johnson, Building Kentucky The Lynn Family Sports Vision + Training Center, home to Louisville’s professional soccer teams LouCity and Racing Louisville opened in July of 2021. The TowerPinkster team, a full-service design firm serving the greater Louisville region, designed the space over a former landfill. The facility includes locker rooms for both soccer […]

Metro United Way invests in solutions for systematic issues, commits to new priorities and focuses on equity for all

By Stephanie Smith, Building Kentucky Metro United Way is no longer a community chest pass-through organization, but one that strategically invests in solutions to persistent and systemic issues to help our community achieve better outcomes. Metro United Way supercharges organizations through capacity building, resources, training, mental health support, public policy collaboration and more. Republic Bank […]

Kentucky nonprofit pioneers international clean water effort; donation honoring Old National Bank victim to fuel further work

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky An anonymous $500,000 donation made in honor of Tommy Elliott, who died during the mass shooting inside Old National Bank last April, will launch the expansion of Louisville-developed clean water technology that will transform health outcomes for millions of people around the world. WaterStep, a Louisville-based nonprofit whose mission is […]

Kentucky’s non-profit leader in addiction recovery services celebrates largest program graduation to-date

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Isaiah House, Kentucky’s largest non-profit addiction recovery organization, recently celebrated its largest graduating class to-date. Isaiah House recognized 143 individuals who successfully completed its program, 26 of whom graduated from the long-term recovery program. “I’m so proud of our newest graduates and their tenacity, resilience and dedication to their recovery […]

Q&A: Sitting down with John Hollenbach of Hollenbach Oakley

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky John Hollenbach is Managing Partner of Hollenbach Oakley and Horizon Commercial Realty. John sat down with Building Kentucky to discuss how his businesses got off the ground, how they’re doing now, and what the future has in store.  BK: You and Greg founded Hollenbach Oakley in 1996. Can you tell […]

Shively Area Ministries seeks to help neighbors maintain health coverage

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky As Americans everywhere become at risk of their health coverage because of the national Medicaid unwinding, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid of Kentucky continues to travel the state and work with community-based organizations throughout the Commonwealth to prevent Medicaid members from losing their health coverage. . Shively Area […]

KCTCS breaks down barriers to education with food pantries and resources at every college

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky This holiday season and throughout the school year, the Kentucky Community & Technical College System and its 16 colleges provide accessible and necessary food pantries to support students. The largest postsecondary education provider in the state, with an annual enrollment of over 100,000 students, KCTCS is constantly assessing the needs […]

Food insecurity rises dramatically across the U.S., Kentuckiana

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky The number of people living in food insecure households in the United States grew drastically in 2022. In the U.S. 1 in 7 people, including 1 in 5 children live in food insecure households, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In total, 44 million […]

Kentucky means business – how manufacturing drives the Commonwealth forward

By Walter Parker, Building Kentucky Kentucky is in one of its most economically prosperous eras ever, thanks in large part to the state’s broad and interconnected web of manufacturers who celebrate, create and invest in the Commonwealth. The Bluegrass state’s reputation for innovation and its business-welcoming environment have attracted dozens of industries to build and […]

TowerPinkster celebrates opening of New Albany office

By Jamie Johnson, Building Kentucky TowerPinkster, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm celebrated the opening of its New Albany office on Thursday, Oct. 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. With offices in New Albany and Louisville, TowerPinkster supports projects throughout the region. Speakers included New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan, TowerPinkster Chief Executive Officer Bjorn […]

Kentucky to the World presents “Carol Wyatt: 35 Years of TV Animation and Film”

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Legendary film animator Carol Wyatt is returning to Kentucky for an exclusive live program as part of the Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series. Kentucky to the World is excited to welcome the Louisville native home to the Commonwealth for the event on November 1, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the […]