4th Annual

Canopy Good Business Summit

 

It Pays To Do Good Business

CGBS is the premier knowledge sharing and networking event for Good Business in Kentucky.
The annual event highlights the innovative ways Kentucky businesses are showing up for our people and environment, and showcases how it pays to do Good Business in Kentucky.

 

November 20th, 2024

Kentucky International

Convention Center (KICC)

221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
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Why Attend?

Spark Inspiration: Join a community of forward-thinking professionals and explore cutting-edge strategies to drive sustainable growth and innovation within your organization.

Network: Connect with other industry leaders, share insights, and collaborate on solutions to today’s most pressing business challenges.

Enhance Your Impact: Learn from experts about the latest trends in Good Business and how to make a positive impact on both society and your bottom line.

Foster Partnerships: Engage with business and civic leaders to build strong, mutually beneficial partnerships that support local communities.

Empower Change: Gain practical tools and insights to advocate for policies and initiatives that drive economic and social progress in your community.

Amplify Your Voice: Network with like-minded leaders and learn how to amplify your efforts to create meaningful, sustainable change.

Spark Inspiration: Learn how you can contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world through your personal and professional actions.

Expand Your Horizons: Hear from inspiring speakers and thought leaders about the latest trends and ideas in Good Business.

Connect and Engage: Meet a diverse group of individuals who share your passion for making a positive impact and learn how to collaborate for greater good.

Shape Your Future: Discover career paths in Good Business practices and meet professionals who are making a difference in the world.

Build Your Network: Connect with industry leaders, mentors, and peers to build a network that will support your career growth and development.

Learn and Grow: Attend workshops and sessions designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a future leader in Good Business.

Featured Speakers

Owner of Signarama and Entrepreneur

Maggie Harlow

Maggie grew up in an entrepreneurial family. Her experience running the family dealership, Tom Payette Jaguar, prepared her well to open her first franchise, Signarama, in 2003 in partnership with her husband, Brian Harlow. While Signarama is their flagship enterprise, they have had many other businesses over the years.

Maggie grew up in an entrepreneurial family. Her experience running the family dealership, Tom Payette Jaguar, prepared her well to open her first franchise, Signarama, in 2003 in partnership with her husband, Brian Harlow. While Signarama is their flagship enterprise, they have had many other
businesses over the years.

Since then, they have continued to expand and grow the business, worked hard at becoming good community members through time and treasure, and have worked to develop a team of high performers who thrive in serving their customers.

Maggie has served many nonprofits and business organizations in Louisville. Most proudly, they created their own grant program called Signs of Support which has been adopted by many Signarama’s in the US and Canada. They are parents to two adult sons; Clay, an entrepreneur himself, and Jack Harlow, a world-famous rapper and actor who is pursuing his own legacy in entertainment, business and philanthropy. Maggie and Brian still live in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, where they raised their kids, surrounded by family.

8th Gen Whisky Maker & Managing Director at Maker's Mark Distillery

Rob Samuels

The Samuels family has been producing whisky in Kentucky for over 200 years, and today, Rob Samuels is continuing the family legacy as an eighth-generation whisky maker and Managing Director of Maker’s Mark®.

The Samuels family has been producing whisky in Kentucky for over 200 years, and today, Rob Samuels is continuing the family legacy as an eighth-generation whisky maker and Managing Director of Maker’s Mark®.

Rob has dedicated himself to upholding the distinctive legacy of craft and heritage established by his grandparents, Maker’s Mark founders Bill Sr., and Margie Samuels. Growing up in Kentucky, Rob spent time working every job at the distillery; from operating the grain and roller mill to hand-dipping the bottles. In 2010, Rob took over the company reigns from his father and current Chairman Emeritus, Bill Samuels, Jr. Rob has ensured that as Maker’s Mark expands, it remains true to the purposefully inefficient ways and quality standards of its creators.

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Marketplace

The Kentucky Marketplace is a gathering of socially and environmentally conscious businesses and organizations throughout Kentucky.

During this casual networking opportunity, participants can connect with Good Business stakeholders across the state and get inspired by the Good already being done in our communities.

Impact Awards

Canopy will honor four recipients for their commitment to positively impacting Kentucky’s communities and landscapes.

Kentucky’s Top Impact Company

Kentucky company that exhibits excellence in the 4 Canopy Fundamental categories: Culture, Governance, Leadership, External Impact

Kentucky’s Top Impact Leader

Kentucky business leader (CEO or President) that exemplifies the Canopy Leadership Pledge values: Improvement, Transparency, Accountability, Accessibility, Social and Environmental Progress

Social Impact Award 

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Environmental Impact Award

2023 Award Recipients

Logan Aluminum

Top Impact Company

Condrad Daniels

Top Impact Leader

NASCEND, PBC

Social Impact

Black Soil KY

Social Impact

Maker’s Mark

Environmental Impact

KFI Studios

Environmental Impact

Interested in promoting your business at CGBS?

Sponsorship Levels

Click the tabs below to explore sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Contact Ben Smock about sponsorship at bensmock@canopky.org

Presenting Sponsor

$25,000

  • Recognition as “Keynote Sponsor”
  • Company name and sponsorship level included in event press release and all media
  • Event speaking opportunity
  • Company logo display on invitation, signage, and A/V
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • Exhibitor table at Good Business Marketplace
  • 1 primary placement guest table (8 complimentary tickets)
2 Available

Award Sponsor

$10,000

  • Recognition as “Good Business Awards Sponsor”
  • Company name and sponsorship level included in event press release and all media
  • Event speaking opportunity
  • Company logo display on invitation, signage, and A/V
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • Exhibitor table at Good Business Marketplace
  • 1 primary placement guest table (8 complimentary tickets)

2 Available

Speaker Sponsor

$7,500 – $10,000

  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor (2 available)
  • Featured Speaker Sponsor (2 available)
  • Breakout Session Sponsor (4 available)

Table Sponsor

$4000

  • Recognition as “Table Sponsor”
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • Company logo featured on table display
  • 1 guest table (8 complimentary tickets)
  • Preferred table placement

Community Sponsor

$1,000 -$2,500

  • Happy Hour Networking Sponsor
  • Zero Waste Sponsor
  • Good Business Marketplace Sponsor

Sponsors and Partners

Awards Sponsor

Featured Speaker Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Marketplace Sponsors

Happy Hour

Media Sponsor

Lunch Partner

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Highlights from CGBS 2023