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“I chose UofL to pursue my Online MBA because it was convenient for my family, and I also stood by the current mission statement that the College of Business holds for its students, which is ‘offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate busin…

“I chose UofL to pursue my Online MBA because it was convenient for my family, and I also stood by the current mission statement that the College of Business holds for its students, which is ‘offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate business programs that prepare our students for responsible and rewarding careers,’” explained Michael Henderson, Demand...

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June Virtual Lunch: Louisville Startups Capitalizing on CBD Growth

According to the most recent research, the global cannabidiol market was valued at $2.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 21.2% from 2021 to 2028. The healing properties of CBD-infused products, and the increasing acceptance of their use in mainstream society, are major factors driving that growth.  At […]

According to the most recent research, the global cannabidiol market was valued at $2.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 21.2% from 2021 to 2028. The healing properties of CBD-infused products, and the increasing acceptance of their use in mainstream society, are major factors driving that growth.  At our June lunch, Venture Connectors was pleased to host a panel of Louisville entrepreneurs who are riding the CBD wave with great success.

The panelists were: Matt Arnold, co-founder and president of Bluegrass Best CBDJeff Stum, co-founder and chief products officer for Hectare’s CBD Innovations; and Dee Dee Taylor, owner of 502 Hemp Wellness Center. Taylor also moderated the discussion.

They shared how they got started in the industry, the ongoing challenges of educating the public about their products, navigating industry regulations and the “2nd wave of CBD,” how their businesses have weathered the pandemic, as well as what’s next for them and other CBD retailers in the Louisville region.

Banking on Empowerment

“I’ve always been very much a part of trying to bring a voice to the voiceless. That is in me, that is my DNA.”  That’s the worldview of Nikki Lanier, Vice President for the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and member of …

“I’ve always been very much a part of trying to bring a voice to the voiceless. That is in me, that is my DNA.”  That’s the worldview of Nikki Lanier, Vice President for the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and member of the College of Business Board of Advisors.  “I...

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A Positive Spirit

Admissions Program Sr. Coordinator Serena Hodge’s positivity and dedication shines through as one of the 2021 Cardinal Spirit Award recipients. “Serena’s nominator indicated she ‘exudes positivity and cares deeply’ for the…

Admissions Program Sr. Coordinator Serena Hodge’s positivity and dedication shines through as one of the 2021 Cardinal Spirit Award recipients. “Serena’s nominator indicated she ‘exudes positivity and cares deeply’ for the applicants who apply to MBA and Graduate programs in the College and we couldn’t agree more!” says Cardinal Spirit selection committee member Thomas Teague....

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Yum! Brands and UofL announce first-of-its-kind center for franchise education

Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence to create globally scalable program to educate and support entrepreneurs and advance franchising industry LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the University of Louisville today announced the l…

Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence to create globally scalable program to educate and support entrepreneurs and advance franchising industry LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the University of Louisville today announced the launch of the Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence. The Center will feature the first business program of its...

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How the Pandemic Changed our Commute

For those of us who have spent the last year working from home, the pandemic has re-written the book for our typical 9-to-5 existence. Our morning commute is much shorter (perhaps from one end of the house to the other), business casual took on a diffe…

For those of us who have spent the last year working from home, the pandemic has re-written the book for our typical 9-to-5 existence. Our morning commute is much shorter (perhaps from one end of the house to the other), business casual took on a different meaning, and Zoom-fatigue became embedded into our common language....

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