Monthly Archives - September 2017

Kentucky Awarded $530,000 Grant to Assist Small Businesses in Selling Internationally

Kentucky’s small businesses can apply for a portion of a $530,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant, received through the U.S. Small Business Administration, to help companies begin exporting or boost current international sales, Gov. Matt Bevin today announced today.  “Small businesses are the backbone of Kentucky’s economy, and we are excited to see the doors of opportunity that these funds will open,” said Gov. Bevin. “This is the largest sum Kentucky has ever received from STEP and I encourage [...]

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Blackstone Media Collaborates with Brown-Forman, Launches Sonoma-Cutrer Website

Louisville-based digital agency Blackstone Media, recently launched a new, interactive website for Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Brown-Forman’s sole wine brand. The new site is part of the agency’s recent strategic partnership with the Sonoma-Cutrer brand. The updated, mobile-friendly website features a user-friendly interface; an enhanced club membership experience; interactive vineyard maps for each of its six vineyards; virtual wine swirls and process videos; and an upgraded eCommerce shopping experience for customers. The agency’s collaboration with the high-end winemaker also includes key digital [...]

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KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After an extensive and deliberative search, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is pleased to announce that a new Executive Director has been selected. Lee Lingo will be taking the helm of KAM beginning on September 18, 2017. Lee comes to KAM from the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he served as President & Executive Director.  Lee has a passion for economic and workforce development and demonstrates the energy and vision to lead KAM into an increasing level [...]

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Tech and industry giants partner with Kentucky startup to advance the US Manufacturing supply base towards a tech-enabled future

Ky-based startup MakeTime announced the launch, and participating industry partners, of the MakeTime Shop Advantage Program at Modern Machine Shop’s inaugural Top Shops conference. The program is the first of its kind and is designed to make technology, sophisticated hardware and business services more accessible to the U.S. manufacturing base, which contributes over $2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually. Inaugural partners include: global 3D design software giant, Autodesk; the world’s leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling solutions, Sandvik Coromant; [...]

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