GLI’s Annual Meeting Featuring Jeffrey Immelt is March 20

One of the KIX team’s favorite events is the Greater Louisville Inc (GLI) Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting, held at the KFC Yum! Center on March 20, should be a great one.

GLI Annual MeetingJeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric, will be the keynote speaker. Immelt has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and among the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s. Under his guidance, GE has reinvested in US manufacturing with an eye on the global economy and sustainability. These efforts are seen regionally with the much-anticipated $800 million investment in Louisville’s Appliance Park and bring focus on the importance and permanence of the manufacturing industry in our region.

The GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater is the first of its kind. This hybrid electric ENERGY STAR-qualified water heater, manufactured in the U.S., rolled off the Louisville assembly line on February 10. (Average consumer annual savings—$325.) GE chose to invest $38 million in the new U.S. manufacturing facility that builds the GeoSpring™ as the first milestone in its investment in the Appliances business. This is expected to create 1,300 new jobs by 2014. And, the anticipated success of this super-efficient hybrid water heater is expected to create high demand and even more jobs for our region.

Besides the opportunity to hear Mr. Immelt speak, the GLI Annual Meeting also includes award presentations, special guests, great food, and exceptional networking opportunities with a who’s who of our region’s business and community leaders. We think it’s one of the hottest events in town, and have already made our reservations.

If you haven’t made your plans to attend, don’t miss this opportunity. Visit the website to find out more and to make your reservation.

We hope to see you there!

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