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Local Media, UofL College of Business and 14 business associations partner for Mayoral Candidate Forum

Louisville, KY (April 12, 2022) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance, Louisville Public Media, WDRB, the University of Louisville College of Business and 13 other business associations have come together to produce the Mayoral Candidate Forum: Business, Neighborhoods and our Economy on April 25, 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the UofL Student Activities Center. The organizations are surveying their memberships about the topics they want to hear about most.

“So many of Louisville’s area business organizations have come together to host this Forum,” says Jennifer Rubenstein, Executive Director of LIBA. “We want to allow our business members and the general public the opportunity to hear the candidates’ thoughts around topics important to them and their businesses.”

The Forum will be moderated by Rick Howlett, Mid-day Newscaster & Host of WFPL's "In Conversation" and two panelists: Roberto Roldan, City Politics and Government Reporter for WFPL and Marcus Green, Digital Reporter for WDRB.

"How the city goes about economic development moving forward is one of the key issues local journalists hear about every day," said Gabrielle Jones, Vice President of Content at Louisville Public Media. "We're very excited to approach this discussion through the lens of the important role local businesses play in the future of Louisville's economy."

“The relationship between the College and our business community is essential; driving economic empowerment together,” said College of Business Dean Todd Mooradian. “This forum, these topics, are all critical pieces to our region’s prosperity.”

The in-person audience will be made up of the partners’ business members, and the general public is welcome as well (free to attend, but RSVP required). The event will also be live-streamed via WDRB and 89.3 WFPL News/Louisville Public Media.

“WDRB is pleased to partner with LIBA and LPM for this mayoral forum,” said Jennifer Keeney, News Director at WDRB. “Our community has seen significant changes over the past few years, making this one of Louisville’s most important elections in recent history. It’s critical for residents to be informed about all the candidates before they vote, and this forum provides the perfect opportunity to do that.”


Partners include: 


Admission is free, although registration is required. Parking is available for $5 cash in the Floyd St. Parking Garage - 2126 S. Floyd St.

We will be following any UofL COVID safety guidelines in effect at the time of the event.


For further information, contact: 

Jennifer Rubenstein, 502-500-4669

Barbara Nichols, 502-889-6749 



About the Louisville Independent Business Alliance

LIBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned independent businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information about LIBA, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.  


About Louisville Public Media

Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent, community supported not-for-profit corporation serving our community with three distinct public radio stations and an investigative unit: 89.3 WFPL News Louisville provides local, national and international news, public affairs and cultural programming; 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville is our city’s only classical music radio station; 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville showcases independent, alternative music and an array of musical genres; and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and institutions in power.

Louisville Public Media is also a proud member of the Kentucky Public Radio Network and manager of the Ohio Valley ReSource, a regional journalism collaborative reporting on economic and social change in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. 


About WDRB

WDRB Media is the source for Kentuckiana’s local news, weather, sports, and television entertainment (FOX Prime & FOX Sports). WDRB is known for original and compelling journalism, as well as in-depth stories and investigations. As the leading news operation in the Louisville area, WDRB is the largest news team in Kentucky & Indiana offering more than 9 hours of news every weekday. WDRB also live streams news, weather, and sports on WDRB.com and our WDRB News and Weather Apps.

WDRB Media operates three different TV stations in the Louisville market (WDRB FOX / WBKI CW / My 58 MyNet), and is privately owned by Block Communications, Inc.