Venture Connectors

Nov. 6: Historic Portland Update

Courtesy of portlandlouisville.com.

Join Venture Connectors on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to hear from a panel of influential local leaders and successful business owners, who will share an update on revitalization efforts in Louisville’s historic Portland neighborhood. Panelists will include Mike Mays, Co-Founder and President of Heine Brothers' Coffee; Sherry Hurley, Founder of Farm to Fork Catering; and Terra Leavell, President/CEO of the Black Community Development Corp. and Executive Director of Flux 502.

The panel discussion will be led by Gill Holland, who is in his sixth year of leading a 10-year revitalization plan for Portland. He is past president of the NuLu Business Association, and opened Kentucky’s greenest commercial structure, The Green Building, in the NuLu neighborhood. He coined the term NuLu and has been instrumental in turning the area into a thriving arts/design/local food and sustainable district. A Spirit Award nominee for film producer of the year (the Oscars for independent films), Holland has over 100 producing credits. A former lawyer, he runs sonaBLAST! Records and is involved in many cultural and civic boards.

Venture Connectors' luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of the month. RSVPs are required for both members and guests. NEW TIME: Doors open at 11:45 a.m., and the meeting runs from noon-1 p.m. NETWORKING WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER THE LUNCH. The lunch is free to members and $40 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

We hope to see you Nov. 6!!