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Business leaders to discuss future of Kentucky

Chuck Todd to provide keynote address at Kentucky Chamber Business Summit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 16, 2014) ‚ÄĒ¬†Hundreds of business leaders from all regions of Kentucky will come together July 21-22 for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs ninth Business Summit and Annual Meeting, presented by Bingham Greenebaum Doll.

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd will present the keynote address at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Business Summit and Annual Meeting.
NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd will present the keynote address at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Business Summit and Annual Meeting.

Day one of the Business Summit will begin at 1:30 p.m. on July 21, with Sen. Rand Paul outlining his vision of Kentucky’s future. He will be followed by Ted Abernathy, managing partner of Economic Leadership LLC, speaking on Kentucky’s path to workforce competitiveness.

Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers will end day one with a glimpse at the future of eastern Kentucky in which they discuss the SOAR initiative. The day will conclude with an evening reception and annual dinner, the keynote presentation by Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and host of ‚ÄúThe Daily Rundown.‚ÄĚ He will present his views on national and Kentucky politics.

Day two, July 22, contains a full slate of speakers, which starts at 8:30 a.m. with an opening keynote by Wil James Jr., president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, on the future of Toyota, the auto industry and Kentucky’s economy. At the noon luncheon, Rob Samuels, chief operating officer of Makers Mark Distillery, will discuss the future of Maker’s Mark, bourbon and Kentucky’s economy. The day will conclude with a closing keynote panel of Kentucky leaders with Q&A from a media panel.

The Business Summit and Annual Meeting will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. A full agenda and details about the event speakers can be viewed online or by downloading the event brochure.