Setting Her (Over)sights on Success

When College of Business student Elyse Portal learned she was a 2021 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar, it came as a welcome surprise. Since 2011 the PCAOB has awarded scholarships to undergrad and graduate students pursuing car…

When College of Business student Elyse Portal learned she was a 2021 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar, it came as a welcome surprise. Since 2011 the PCAOB has awarded scholarships to undergrad and graduate students pursuing careers as auditors. The May graduate is preparing to earn her Masters of Accountancy from the College....

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What Essential Workers Buy to Stay Connected

This past year has demonstrated the power and impact technology and essential workers play in our ability to stay connected, and all of the wonderful complications that come with adapting to dramatic change. Think about it—many of us are working from h…

This past year has demonstrated the power and impact technology and essential workers play in our ability to stay connected, and all of the wonderful complications that come with adapting to dramatic change. Think about it—many of us are working from home, seeing our co-workers on a computer screen, but have not seen them in-person...

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Family Focused

In the early ’90s, the College of Business launched a new graduate degree program called the Integrative MBA. It was targeted towards students who didn’t have a business background and was considered an unconventional degree. The focus wasn’t on …

In the early ’90s, the College of Business launched a new graduate degree program called the Integrative MBA. It was targeted towards students who didn’t have a business background and was considered an unconventional degree. The focus wasn’t on test scores; instead, instructors focused on empowering students to gain real-world business experience by practicing strategy,...

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“The Fifth Beatle”

John Merchant is more than content to make an impact in the background, but those who work with him know being named a Cardinal Spirit Award recipient was long overdue. “He has not only been here, he has made himself available to help me and others I k…

John Merchant is more than content to make an impact in the background, but those who work with him know being named a Cardinal Spirit Award recipient was long overdue. “He has not only been here, he has made himself available to help me and others I know, in every way possible to get our...

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MeetmichaelHenderson

“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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