Biz Briefs of the Week: June 28 2012

Seated in front Row (left to right – all CMKI staff): Rodrigo Moreno, Huey Tien, Luis Scheker, Tsu-Min Tsai, Joseph Kutz, Thomas Wolff, Michelle Palazzo, Tuna Ozyurekoglu, and B. Thomas Harter, Jr. Back row (left to right): Yorell Manon-Matos (CMKI staff), Yong Yang, Joel Pessa, Jose Couceiro, Dong Han, Hongbin Sun, Blendi Cumani, John Kevin Bailey, Pobe Luangjarmekorn, Elkin Galvis, Saad Elrahmany, Amir Oron, Silvia Aviles, Luis Schnapp, John Papakonstantinou, Kenny Hanna, Lacey Rao, Antonio Rampazzo, Xueyuan Li, Bahar Bassiri, Amir-Kianoosh Fallahi, and Scott Ciaccia.

CMKI Fellowship Program Honors Graduating Class

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 class of Fellows who recently completed the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Micro Surgery (CMKI) Fellowship Program. CMKI offers a one-year fellowship for general, orthopaedic, or plastic surgeons who wish to gain greater expertise in hand and upper-extremity surgery.

More than 1,200 physicians from 58 countries have received training in hand surgery as clinical fellows, research fellows, or residents since the program was started in 1960 by Harold Kleinert.

Louisville Sports Commission Announces New Board Members

The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC), a Louisville-based organization whose mission is to create a legacy of economic and social vitality through sports, announced the appointment of eight new members to its board of directors on June 26. The new board members are Lacey Lee Baker of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association; John Hudson of Brown-Forman Corporation; Jeffrey Jasnoff of Kindred Healthcare; Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt of the Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health and Wellness; David Phillips of Single Point Solutions; Jim Turner of Humana Inc.; Perrye Turner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Louisville Field Office; and John Willmoth of Chrysalis Ventures.

In addition, 13 members were re-elected. The new and re-elected board members will be serving a three-year term through 2015. The LSC also welcomes a new slate of officers, including John Hamilton of The Cost Reduction Group, who was elected chairman of the board.

“We are pleased to welcome such a distinguished group of local business leaders to our board of directors,” said Karl Schmitt, executive director of the LSC. “These individuals will bring a wealth of experience and innovative thinking to the board as it works to fulfill our mission of creating a legacy of economic and social vitality through sports.”

More information about Louisville Sports Commission is available online at

Home Builders Association gives $10,000 for Henryville Rebuilding Project

In a generous gesture to the community of Henryville, Ind. on June 22, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation of the Home Builders Association of Louisville, the Home Builders Association of Southern Indiana and the Indiana Builders Association presented a total of $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Southern Indiana. When the devastating tornadoes ripped through the Henryville in March, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation of the Home Builders Association of Louisville felt compelled to help. They reached out to the neighboring Home Builders Association of Southern Indiana to begin raising money through the Building Industry Charitable Foundation. The Indiana Builders Association, which is the state association for Indiana, donated the $703.78 needed to make the total donation $10,000.

One hundred percent of the monies raised will be used to support the building of 20 homes in Henryville.