Access Ventures launching new platform for small businesses, lenders

Screenshot of Lenderfit website With funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the nonprofit investment firm Access Ventures is introducing an online platform to help ease the lending process for small businesses, microlenders and regional banks. Called Lenderfit, the platform will kick off in Kansas City in April and in Louisville in May. An unidentified third city […]

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Mull again: Topgolf decision delayed until Thursday after second lengthy hearing

The opposition turned out again on Oct. 15 to continue speaking against the proposed development. | Photo by Caitlin Bowling For a second time, the Louisville Metro Planning Commission continued a public hearing on the contested Topgolf development at Oxmoor Center in Louisville’s East End. While the public comment portion of the meeting is closed, […]

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Louisville landmark Hauck’s Handy Store for sale

Hauck’s Handy Store is a more than 105-year-old Goss Avenue institution. | Photo by Caitlin Bowling A giant sign posted marks the end of an era on Goss Avenue, a street that serves as the dividing line between the Germantown and Schnitzelburg neighborhoods. Hauck’s Handy Store, a more than 105-year-old institution, and other nearby properties owned by […]

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Holi Gin, Batman! Louisville company combines Kentucky distilling with founder’s Indian heritage

Mike DiCenso and Kartik Kamat of Holi Gin | Courtesy of Holi Gin In the land of bourbon, bringing in a new distilled spirit might seem like a sacrilege. But for one local entrepreneur, producing the botanical magic of gin is a chance he’s willing to take. Kartik Kamat, who was born in Sirsi, Karnataka, […]

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Learning House acquired by global education and research company

Global education and research company John Wiley & Sons expects to close on the purchase of Louisville-based education services provider Learning House on or near Nov. 1, the company announced Tuesday morning. Per the agreement, Learning House shareholders will receive $200 million in cash, the news release states. “Learning House is a dynamic growth company,” Brian Napack, president […]

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