U of L researchers help find kidney failure cause Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 

University_of_Louisville_School_of_Medicine_OverviewTwo researchers from the University of Louisville have helped discover a protein that leads to a fairly prevalent form of kidney failure. These discoveries also help those afflicted by this disease — called membranous nephropathy (MN) — manage the treatment of their … Continue reading

Fed’s Beige Book: Louisville jobs scene improving, commercial real estate gaining ground Friday, Oct 24 2014 

seal-on-moneyThe most recent edition of the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” says the jobs scene in Louisville is gradually improving, and commercial real estate is gaining ground, even as residential real estate cools off a bit. Here’s how the “Beige Book” works. … Continue reading

The Closing Bell: Creative Alliance has a mysterious announcement planned Friday, Oct 10 2014 

closingbellposterWe created The Closing Bell last spring to close out the business week after we figured out staffers, contributors and insiders were sitting on too many scoops that couldn’t wait for the Monday Business Briefing. Since then, we’ve scooped too … Continue reading

Kindred Healthcare acquires Gentiva for $1.8 billion; will be No. 4 health care employer in U.S. Thursday, Oct 9 2014 

KindredHealthcare.Kindred Healthcare, one of Louisville’s Fortune 500 companies, just became a mega-company, perhaps the fourth-largest health care employer in the United States. And Kindred’s plans for a new Broadway headquarters suddenly make sense. Kindred has just acquired Atlanta-based Gentiva Health … Continue reading

Humana to unveil Digital Experience, bringing ‘Silicon Valley work style’ to Louisville Tuesday, Sep 30 2014 

20131108-PIVOTAL-231edit-660x440As Humana goes, so goes Louisville. Historically, Kentucky’s largest corporation ranked by revenue has also been one of Louisville’s biggest innovators, with many top executives, entrepreneurs and tech leaders passing through health insurer/health care provider. They include tech guru Jay … Continue reading

Analysis: Obamacare, Grimes, and the campaign that wasn’t there Friday, Sep 19 2014 

everything-businesses-need-know-obamacareThe New York Times ran a front-page story Wednesday on the health care disconnect in Kentucky. The premise: Despite the Affordable Care Act implementation going as well here as anywhere else in the country — nearly cutting our uninsured rate … Continue reading

Corporate engagement round 2: GLI introduces startups to Norton Healthcare execs Thursday, Sep 18 2014 

nortonThis week marked the second time Greater Louisville Inc. facilitated a group “blind date” between entrepreneurs and big business. The Tuesday evening event, called “A Prescription for Innovation,” featured leaders at Norton Healthcare presenting potential opportunities to members of the startup community … Continue reading

Morton Center marks 30 years of treating addiction and putting lives back together Thursday, Sep 18 2014 

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 12.13.27 PMThis month the Morton Center celebrates its 30th anniversary. The addiction treatment center, which also has outposts in Paducah and Lexington, sees around 350 patients each week and offers free educational programs to more than 2,000 people annually. The Morton Center … Continue reading

Monday Business Briefing: What is the ‘Humana Digital Experience Center’? Monday, Sep 15 2014 

TopSecret_780wWelcome to the Sept. 15 Monday Business Briefing. This is your private business intelligence briefing with Insider Louisville staff and contributors vetting tips collected during the past few days, hours and minutes before we post. As always, we’ve made multiple … Continue reading

Engineering firm Luckett & Farley details how it landed the deal to build Eurofins’ new Louisville headquarters Tuesday, Sep 9 2014 

Greg Buccola“We put our hearts, souls and dollars on the line to demonstrate to them that we’re the right team,” says Greg Buccola, a project manager at Louisville-based architecture and engineering firm Luckett & Farley. He’s discussing the project to create a … Continue reading

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