Brinly-Hardy Company Celebrates 185 Years

Since 1839, Brinly-Hardy Company has been a leader in innovative lawn and garden products, and in 2024, they are celebrating their 185th year!

The history of Brinly-Hardy is an interesting one, tracing all the way back to “Little John Brinly,” a blacksmith from Simpsonville, Kentucky. He first crafted the “Brinly” plow with a wooden moldboard, cast iron front, point and heel bolt around 1805. From there the family tradition continued, as his son, Mr. T.E.C. Brinly, created a one-piece steel plow from a saw blade. This was considered the first manufactured steel plow in this region of the country. The popularity of his innovative plows spread through farms across Kentucky and beyond. The story goes that he even entered his plow into hundreds of fairs and contests, and it never lost a competition. In 1859, Mr. Brinly moved his plow factory to Louisville, Kentucky, and in 1863, Mr. James Edward Hardy joined the firm. By 1900, the company name was incorporated as Brinly-Hardy Company.

“Our longevity is attributable to our storied 185-year history of innovation and customer focus.” says Chief Operating Officer, Judy Splan-Larin. “We definitely are a team here at Brinly and we have a real sense of pride in knowing we are a part of Brinly’s continuing story as we help shape its future success.” Jordan White, VP of Sales and Marketing, agrees that innovation has been key. “We are always looking for ways to make our products easier to use for our customers,” says White. “Brinly is famous for inventing combination products like the Dethatcher-Sweeper and the Aerator-Spreader that do two tasks at the same time. That gives us an advantage. Combining our quality history with creative designs is a can’t-miss strategy.”

Since 1900, the Brinly-Hardy family line has continued to run the company, all the way down to Jane W. Hardy, who became President in 1994 and is still at the helm today. In 1998, Brinly-Hardy Company moved across the river from their original location in downtown Louisville (which is now the Slugger Field Baseball stadium) and settled into their current home. Since then, Brinly-Hardy has been providing great products, parts, and service from their headquarters in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

“If I had to pick one thing that has kept us successful – I’d say great people. That includes great customers and team members, and also supplier partners. And it has a lot to do with ethics – doing the right thing when it isn’t easy, quick, or even maybe as profitable. We’ve literally been here through several wars, depressions, booms, recessions, and pandemics. If we make the right, people-focused decisions, we win together,” says Hardy.

Brinly-Hardy Company continues to be a leading manufacturer and designer of lawn and garden products; including spreaders, dethatchers, carts, aerators, and more. They design and provide outdoor products for both residential and commercial use, and for the top brands in outdoor equipment including Brinly, Spyker, Lesco, and John Deere. When asked about where she sees the company heading, Hardy says, “There is significant industry shift to bigger machines and electric power equipment; we are working hard to make sure we stay on top of that and remain relevant to our 200th birthday and beyond.”

To learn more about Brinly-Hardy Company and its 185-year journey, please visit Brinly.com or contact Kaitlyn Garcia at Kgarcia@brinly.com.

Forty-seven women leaders selected for the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, the Leadership Louisville Center’s program for women leaders.

Louisville, Kentucky (February 16, 2024) – Forty-seven women leaders have been selected for the second cohort of the Leadership Louisville Center’s Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, presented by HJI Supply Chain Solutions. This half-year cohort experience was established in 2023 to help mid-level women leaders master the dual role of leading others and managing up. The curriculum – designed by women and taught by women – is centered around the Center’s Women’s Elevated Leadership Learning (WELL) Model. This model ensures participants come away Well-Grounded, Well- Voiced, Well-Connected, Well-Accomplished, and Well-Fueled. The Leadership Louisville Center is also proud to partner with PNC Bank, Humana Inc., Farm Credit Mid-America, and Republic Bank to present the program’s exclusive WELL curriculum. The program is named for esteemed female executive and community trustee, Alice Houston, co- founder/owner and former CEO of HJI Supply Chain Solutions.

Also being announced are the new members of the 2024 Elevate: A Women’s Leadership Council, a strategic advisory council of top-level women leaders who are guiding the Leadership Louisville Center as it continues to invest in women’s advancement. The participants of the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program will benefit from mentorship with these influential women leaders during the six-month program.

“We know that there is still work to be done in bridging the gender gap, but we believe that it starts with providing women with skills, confidence, and connections so they can be promoted into positions of power,” said Cynthia Knapek, president and CEO of Leadership Louisville Center. “After a successful inaugural class in 2023, we’re excited to expand the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program to forty-seven talented women leaders from our community, furthering their strengths and abilities alongside a blend of diverse peers.”

Members of the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program are (click here to learn more):

  • Emily Brandon, Founder, Honing LLC
  • Tanée Brewer, Controller, HJI Supply Chain Solutions
  • Cynthia Brown, Director Center for Entrepreneurship, Louisville Urban League
  • Hillary Bullock, Principal, Hillary Bullock Consulting
  • Deidra L Collins, Contract Plant Specialist, Chevron USA Incorporated
  • Nannie Grace Croney, Program Lead, The Hope Buss, Inc
  • Andrea Davis, General Manager of Museum Operations, Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Samantha Davis, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Family Health Centers,
  • Ina de Mattos Miller, Executive Director, Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council,
  • Lindsey Fleming, Senior Vice President, Elder Advisers
  • Kristy Flippins Bartlett, Founder/CEO, Option to Success
  • Staci Fountain, Director, Talent Acquisition, Heaven Hill Brands
  • Megan Gardner, Director, Marketing, Norton Healthcare
  • Megan Gibson, Partner, Gray Ice Higdon, PLLC
  • Ashby Green, , Fire Inspector 1, Louisville Metro Government
  • Savannah Gregorchik-Menendez, Development Director, Kentucky Humane Society
  • Mickell Harris, Director, Compensation, GE Appliances, a Haier company
  • Erin Herbert, Senior Director of Education & Curation, Muhammad Ali Center
  • Monchiere’ Holmes-Jones, Chief Brand Curator, Mojo Marketing
  • Diana Jerine Johnson, Senior Engineer, Papa John’s International,
  • Natalie Kelly, Vice President, Strategic and Grant Initiatives, Seven Counties Services Inc.
  • Cynthia Lee, Regional Sales Manager/ Entrepreneur, Diverse Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Cheakita Lee-Webster, Human Resource Business Partner, Walgreens
  • Andrea Lightsy, VP-Commercial Banker, JPMorgan Chase
  • Paula Lockhart, Associate Director, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
  • Rachel Mahoney, Capture Management Lead, National Medicaid Operations, Humana
  • Lori Michelle Mangum, Chief Operating Officer, Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana
  • Renesha Martin, Co-Owner, Behavioral Health Professional, Martin and Muir Counseling
  • Elizabeth May, Firm Administrator/HR Manager, Wetterer & Co.
  • Jennifer McMahon, Vice President, Development, Special Olympics Kentucky
  • Amy McStoots Holleman, Regional Area Director, Malone Workforce Solutions
  • Katie Teets O’Connor, Manager of e-Commerce, Yum! Brands, Inc.
  • Katherine Pack, National Account Executive, Aline
  • Karmen Powell, Manager, Distribution Electric Engineering, LG&E and KU Energy
  • Dana Price, Director of Records & Information Governance, Louisville MSD
  • Yolanda Pritchard, Senior Human Resources Director, Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Tiandra Robinson, Lead Educational Talent Search Counselor, KentuckianaWorks College Access Center
  • Katie Rountree, Senior Applications Scientist, Givaudan Sense Colour
  • Tamara Russell, AVP, Office of Belonging and Community Engagement, Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Becky Schroeder, Director of Sports Nutrition, University of Louisville
  • Lindsay Scott, Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
  • Tiffany Smith, Chief Security Officer and Head of IT Operations, Farm Credit Mid-America | Rural 1st
  • Monalisa Tailor, D., President, Norton Healthcare
  • Jessica Burba Turner, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Angel’s Envy Distilling
  • Mackenzie White, VP/Relationship Manager, PNC Bank
  • Jennifer Williams, Partner, FORVIS
  • Laurie Young, Director of Industry Partnerships, University of Louisville Research and Innovation

ELEVATE: A WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

As the Leadership Louisville Center continues to invest in women’s issues through programming, in 2023 it launched a council comprised of top women leaders to provide counsel and support the up-and-coming participants in the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program. Elevate: A Women’s Leadership Council will unite and engage some of the city’s most generous and influential women to ensure that the generations following them are nurtured, inspired, and positioned for utmost success. Elevate membership will continually revolve, with new and renewing members each year. Their role will be to serve as a compass for the Center, providing meaningful impact for programming already in place and sparking new ideas and innovative recommendations for the future. Their participation supports scholarship funds that allow more women to participate in Leadership Louisville Center advancement opportunities.

2024 Members of Elevate: A Women’s Leadership Council:

  • Christy Ames, EVP, General Counsel, Republic Bank & Trust Company
  • Jill Bell, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, Molina Healthcare
  • Kimberly Bunton, President, TKT & Associates
  • Divya Cantor, Chief Medical Officer UHC KY Medicaid, United Healthcare
  • Tiffany Cardwell, Senior Manager, Cherry Bekaert
  • Debra Clary, Speaker
  • Toni Clem, Executive Coach, TLC Coaching
  • Karen Cost, Chief of Immunology, Norton Healthcare
  • Kim Dickey, Vice President Human Resources – Gaming, Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Cathe Dykstra, CEO, Family Scholar House
  • Angie Evans, VP and Chief DEI Officer, PPL Corporation
  • Yvette Gentry, Director of Safety, LDG Development
  • Elaine Gravatte, President, Givaudan Sense Colour
  • Kim Halbauer, Regional President – Kentucky, Fifth Third Bank
  • Jennifer Hancock, President & CEO, Volunteers of America Mid-States
  • Maggie Harlow, CEO, Signarama Downtown
  • Schuyler Heuser, Director, Physician Relations, Norton Healthcare
  • Emma Hutchens, Chief People Officer, Impossible Foods
  • Keturah Jenkins, Associate Vice President – Clinical Operations, Humana
  • Christine Koenig, Director, DMLO CPAs
  • Carly Launius, Global Community Relations Manager, Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Virginia Lee, President, Balanced Solutions LLC
  • Gretchen Leiterman, Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Health
  • Annie Likins, Chief People Officer, Bamboo Health
  • Martha Mather, Chief Operating Officer
  • Tammy McClanahan, Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Norton Healthcare
  • Paula McCraney, Councilwoman, Louisville Metro Council
  • Tess McNair, Executive Director, E. and S. Foundation, Inc.
  • Lynn Moore, CEO/Owner, HJI Supply Chain Solutions
  • Renee Murphy, Senior VP & Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Norton Healthcare
  • Tawanda Owsley, SVP / Chief Development & Marketing Officer, Hosparus Health
  • Becky Phillips, Partner, Not-For-Profit Services Team Leader (Retired)
  • Von Purdy, VP of Advancement & Community Engagement, Simmons College of Kentucky
  • Theresa Reno-Weber, COO, GoodMaps
  • Mason Rummel, President and CEO, James Graham Brown Foundation
  • Danielle Schaefer, COO, Pappy & Company
  • Evon Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, OneWest Corporation
  • Pamela Stevenson, Kentucky State Representative
  • Heather Vidourek, Chief Administrative Officer, Farm Credit Mid-America | Rural 1st
  • Tina Walters, Director of Investor Relations, Poe Companies
  • Michelle Wells, VP Finance & Information Technology
  • Mary Gwen Wheeler, former Executive Director of 55,000 Degrees, Chrysalis Ventures
  • Chris Whelan, VP Communications and Corporate Responsibility, LG&E and KU Energy
  • Jill Wilcox, Market Executive, JPMorgan Chase
  • Deborah Williams, SVP, Community Development Market Manager, PNC Bank
  • Marita Willis, President of Community Engagement, Community Ventures Corporation
  • Tammy York Day, President & CEO, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council
  • Cathy Zion, Publisher, Today’s Transitions

Leadership Louisville Center

The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 15,000 through its programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville), the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, leadership skills training courses presented through partner brand LeadingBetter™, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

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2024 WTR 1000 Recognizes Stites & Harbison’sTrademark Practice

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2024)—World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC and four attorneys in the 2024 edition of WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Stites & Harbison has been honored for its trademark practice in Kentucky and Tennessee. The firm’s Kentucky honorees include Joel Beres, Scot Duvall and Mari-Elise Paul.

WTR 1000 notes Beres “is a business savvy practitioner” with “a particular affinity for infringement litigation.” Duvall is credited with “25 years of IP wisdom and a nuanced understanding of the prosecution, litigation and transaction processes.” The directory states “Paul excels across the board” and stands out for her “holistic approach.”

The firm’s Tennessee honoree is Alex MacKay. According to WTR 1000, she is a “well-rounded practitioner” who “partners closely with her patrons throughout the trademark lifecycle to dispense carefully tailored advice each step of the way.”

WTR 1000 identifies the leading trademark professionals and firms in more than 80 jurisdictions around the world. Inclusion in the guide is based on extensive research including depth of expertise, market presence, complexity of work and positive peer and client feedback. 

About Stites & Harbison

Stites & Harbison, PLLC is a nationally recognized, full-service law firm. With 11 offices across six states — Kentucky, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia — the firm represents clients across the United States and internationally. Tracing its origins to 1832, Stites & Harbison is known as a preeminent firm managing sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory matters on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.stites.com.

Celebrated Singing Hoosiers Return to FCHS for Concert

From current pop songs to classics and from toe-tapping routines to sparkling choreography, Indiana University’s famed Singing Hoosiers will return to Southern Indiana for a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at Floyd Central High School, 6575 Old Vincennes Road in Floyds Knobs.

Known as IU’s Ambassadors of Song, the Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers will present “Coming of Age,” a 90-minute celebration of popular song and dance spanning multiple decades, including music of Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, “La La Land,” and “Newsies.”

Tickets to the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available by phoning the box office at (812) 542-2284 and leaving a number for a call-back, going to the website (floydcentral.booktix.net), or purchasing them at the door that night.

With roots in the music of The Great American Songbook, the 100 singers and instrumentalists this year represent 25 majors and include three area students: Floyd Central alumni/IU seniors Molly Cavan and Connor Bickel and North Harrison alumna/IU sophomore Emma Griffiths. Notable alumni of the Singing Hoosiers are New Albany residents Kent McCaffrey and Bill Lohmeyer, who were among founding members of the group in 1950 when they were students in Bloomington.

Under the direction of Dr. Chris Albanese, the group has entertained audiences across the United States and in more than 25 countries spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. In addition, they have enjoyed collaborations with Duke Ellington, Mel Torme, Sandi Patty, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Cincinnati Pops. The ensemble also has frequently appeared at regional and national conferences of the American Choral Director Association, most recently in 2021.

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Donovan D. Gibbs II to the Louisville Office

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2024)—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Donovan D. Gibbs II to the firm based in the Louisville, Ky., office. He joins the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group.

Gibbs’s practice focuses on counseling clients in litigation and transactional matters involving intellectual property. He assists clients with the selection, adoption, registration and protection of their trademarks as well as registration of copyrights. He also assists clients with a variety of transactional issues including those related to licensing of copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights. As a former college athlete, Gibbs is passionate about providing counsel to players and protecting their name, image and likeness (NIL) rights with a thoughtful and empathetic perspective, through lived experience.

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Gibbs worked at Humana, Inc. as a Compliance Oversight and Program Advancement, Legal & Business Advisor. He also served as an intellectual property attorney for a small firm in Louisville. Gibbs earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2020. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky.

About Stites & Harbison

Stites & Harbison, PLLC is a nationally recognized, full-service law firm. With 11 offices across six states — Kentucky, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia — the firm represents clients across the United States and internationally. Tracing its origins to 1832, Stites & Harbison is known as a preeminent firm managing sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory matters on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.stites.com.

Jeffersonville Public Art is Celebrating American Painters Day by honoring artist and community muralist, Damon Thompson.

Jeffersonville Public Art is thrilled to announce an upcoming event to celebrate the exceptional talents and contributions of a community muralist, Damon Thompson. The event will take place on February 3rd at the Art Center in the NoCo Arts and Cultural District.

Damon Thompson, a dedicated artist in and around the community, has transformed public spaces with his vibrant murals that tell stories, evoke emotions, and reflect the unique spirit of local neighborhoods. Known for his expansive murals, his art has become integral to fostering a sense of pride and connection among residents.

The event will showcase Damon Thompson’s work, allowing attendees to explore the rich stories woven into several of his pieces. Damon will also share insights into his creative process, the inspiration behind his murals, and his book “Outside Society – the Art of Damon Thompson.”

The celebration is open to the public, welcoming community members, art enthusiasts, and businesses to come together to recognize and appreciate Damon Thompson’s artistic contributions in and around the area. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the artist, ask questions, and hear stories behind his work.

Event Details: Celebrating American Painters Day – Featuring Local Artist Damon Thompson
Date: February 3, 2024
Time:  1:00 PM till 4:00 PM
Venue:  Art Center at NoCo, 628 Michigan Ave, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

For more information about Jeffersonville Public Art: visit www.jeffersonvilleart.com

Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/jeffersonvilleart

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About the City of Jeffersonville NoCo Arts and Cultural District

The NoCo Arts and Cultural District – aptly named for its location North of Court Avenue – is Jeffersonville’s newest and most colorful point of interest. Intimate, whimsical, full of color and completely walkable, NoCo is home to artists, makers, historians and inventors who are all working together to transform the area into an inspiring and intriguing place to live, work, and visit. The district epitomizes what Jeffersonville champions as a city on the move: Creativity, community, innovation, and progress. Visit www.jeffersonvilleart.com for more information

River Ridge Announces Key Organizational Leadership Positions

Board elects new leadership and talented professionals assume key positions

 Jeffersonville, IN (January 22, 2024) – The River Ridge Development Authority (RRDA) is positioned to have yet another successful year in 2024 with its team of talented professionals. 

At the January board meeting, Dr. Treva Hodges, Mayor of Charlestown, was unanimously voted in as the new President of the Board of Directors.  That position had been previously held by J. Mark Robinson since 2006.  Mayor Hodges has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2020.

“It is an honor to have been chosen to serve as President of the Board of Directors for the River Ridge Development Authority.  Southern Indiana has an amazing future, and the success of the River Ridge Commerce Center is key to realizing our region’s potential.  I look forward to supporting the opportunities 2024 brings,” said Mayor Hodges.

Additionally, M. Edward Meyer was elected as Vice Chairman, and Phillip J. McCauley was voted in as Secretary/Treasurer. 

Since 2008, the professional staff at River Ridge has been led by Executive Director, Jerry Acy, CEcD, and he is setting the foundation for the future with the positioning of two new executive team members.

Marc Hildenbrand, P.E. is the organization’s Chief Director, Engineering and Operations.
Marc worked for the RRDA for nine years before joining HWC Engineering in 2018.  His return in June of 2022 brings valuable experience overseeing commercial and industrial site development, design, and construction.  In this role, Hildenbrand manages the day-to-day oversight for the River Ridge water system, and engineering, construction, and maintenance projects.

Wendy Dant Chesser, CEcD is the Chief Director, Corporate Strategy and External Affairs, a newly created position at RRDA.  Prior to joining RRDA in late October 2023, Wendy served as the President and CEO of One Southern Indiana (1si) for nearly 11 years.  In her new role at RRDA, Wendy is responsible for developing and implementing both short- and long-term strategies for sustainability of the RRDA and continuing to build external partnerships.

Mr. Acy enthusiastically noted, “We are excited about the economic opportunities on the horizon at River Ridge, and positioning this talented duo with our existing team gives us added capacity to maximize the growth we see ahead for our businesses and communities.”

About River Ridge Development Authority

The River Ridge Development Authority manages the River Ridge Commerce Center, a 6,000-acre business and office park established in 1998 to replace lost economic activity from the closure of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. The Authority has invested more than $175 million to redevelop about 45 percent of the Center. River Ridge is home to more than 70 companies, such as Amazon, Bose, Collins Aerospace, Medline, Optum and PharmaCord. Onsite employment totaled more than 11,800 in 2022, and the Center produced a total of over $2.7 billion in economic output and supported an additional 6,300 regional jobs. The investments and growth at River Ridge earned the RRDA the International Economic Development Council’s 2020 Gold Award for Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse.

Contact: 
Wendy Dant Chesser
Chief Director, Corporate Strategy & External Affairs
Wendy@RiverRidgeCC.com
812-825-8979

Jeffersonville Public Art will be Rolling with Art This Year!

We are celebrating  the Launch of our Art Mobile for the 2024 season. 

 “Art on Wheels: Nurturing Creativity Wherever We Roll”

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

 

Jeffersonville Public Art is thrilled to introduce the Art Mobile, a dynamic art initiative bringing free art education across our local community. The inaugural public art class event is scheduled for January 27, 2024 – marking the beginning of a year-long journey of art exploration.

The Art Mobile is a traveling art program funded by Jeffersonville Public Art, aiming to make art education and exploration accessible to all ages and skill levels. From painting to sketching to mixed media, the program offers classes to the public in local spaces across the city. The goal is to teach fundamental art concepts through engaging activities and bring art to public areas for all to enjoy. Each class is supported by a staff of experienced art educators, who are trained to foster a vibrant and inclusive environment for all.

Each class will have limited seating to ensure an optimal experience. Classes will be dedicated to specified age groups – parent & child or adult & teen. All abilities are welcome, and anyone can sign up for a class online at www.jeffersonville.com/letsrollwithart/

The Art Mobile will also be parked at the Jeffersonville Farmers’ Market every second Saturday of the month all year round, offering more casual walk-up art activities and promoting upcoming classes. These art encounters will still be taught by our wonderful instructors and no RSVP needed. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Schedule:

1/27

1:00p – 2:30p

Ken Ellis Center

Public Formal

Adult & Teen

2/10

9:30a – 12:00p

Indoor Farmers Market

Informal

All Ages

2/24

1:00p – 2:30p

Spring Hill EnVision Ctr

Public Formal

Parent & Child

3/9

9:30a – 12:00p

Indoor Farmers Market

Informal

All Ages

 

Visit www.jeffersonvilleart.com/letsrollwithart/ for detailed schedules, class descriptions, and RSVP information.

Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/jeffersonvilleart

Family Ark, Inc. Receives Grant of $10,000

Family Ark, Inc. has received a grant of $10,000 from The Gheens Foundation, Inc. to help strengthen families and create a healthier community in Southern Indiana.  This funding from the Gheens Foundation will also help provide operational support for Family Ark’s growth and core programming over the next 12 months.

Jeanean Jacobs, President/ CEO of Family Ark, said, “We are thankful to the Gheens Foundation for this generous grant.  We depend on community donors such as the Gheens Foundation, to help us provide hope and the necessary treatment services that are critical to keeping children safe and families together and strong”.

Family Ark’s programs include foster care, community-based services, transitional living, and behavioral health care. Family Ark has served Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana for over 50 years.

 

CONTACT:
Jeanean Jacobs, President / CEO, Family Ark, Inc. jjacobs@thefamilyark.org, 812-288-6800, Ext. 202   www.thefamilyark.org

Ribbon Cutting Set for New TEN20 Craft Brewery in Southern Indiana

TEN20 Craft Brewery bringing people together for good in South Clarksville.

CLARKSVILLE, IN (January 9, 2023) – TEN20 Craft Brewery is thrilled to announce the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its highly anticipated new location in Clarksville, Indiana. The celebration will take place on Friday, January 26th, at 2:00 pm, at the Brewery nestled inside the Bolt + Tie building at 1400 Main Street, just a stone’s throw away from the scenic Ohio Riverfront.

Known for its commitment to excellence and a passion for community, TEN20 Craft Brewery vows to uphold the highest standards of quality, service, and community citizenship, aiming to create a space where patrons and craft beer enthusiasts can come together to enjoy exceptional TEN20 beer and good times.

“From the start of TEN20, we have been focused on our mission of ‘bringing people together for good’, serving world-class beer, providing a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, and outstanding customer service, and we are excited to bring all of that to Southern Indiana,” said Jim McGuire, co-founder of TEN20. “Each of our locations has its own feel that fits within its neighborhood, and we think we’ve created a welcoming and fun place to complement the exciting development underway in downtown Clarksville.”

TEN20 is also proud to announce a collaboration with MozzaPi to make their signature artisan pizzas and fresh salads available for customers to enjoy. MozzaPi uses only the highest quality ingredients, and every recipe is stripped down to the most essential.  MozzaPi’s goal is for all its food to create a memorable, consistent, and unique experience.

Although TEN20 will be open for business beginning January 19th, the ribbon-cutting symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter for TEN20 Craft Brewery in Clarksville. Local officials, community members, and craft beer enthusiasts are invited to join the celebration.

WHAT:         TEN20 Craft Brewery Ribbon Cutting

WHEN:         Friday, January 26th @ 2:00pm

WHERE:       TEN20 Craft Brewery – 1400 Main Street, Clarksville, IN

 

About TEN20 Craft Brewery

The Founding Team of Jim McGuire, John Flodder, Luke Scoggin and Dean Holland came together with a goal of building an independent craft brewery that is deeply active and engaged in the Louisville community. Motivated by the mission to bring people together for good, they opened a 22,000-square-foot craft brewery production facility, taproom and communal space in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood in October 2020. The company opened their first satellite taproom in Anchorage, Kentucky, in December 2021 and another taproom in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood in October 2022. Visit www.ten20brewery.com for more information and follow @TEN20Beer on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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