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    Louisville, Kentucky
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    City of Louisville, KY mayor Gregory Fischer and his father George Fischer are truly the city fathers

    Louisville, KY on the Southern bank of the Ohio river with several bridges across from Indiana is the home to the Kentucky Derby, thriving bourbon industry, GE appliances, Humana healthcare, Texas Rodehouse, Yum brand, UPS head quarters, University of Louisville etc. It does not figure as the fastest growing American cities but there is a lot of good stuff that is happening that has resulted in a population growth of 30% and a ranking of the 27th largest city in the country. The good stuff that is happening is small business startups are coming up in the IT sector and a healthy environment for entrepreneurs initiated by former mayor of the city, Jerry Abrahamson and is being accelerated by the second term mayor Gregory Fischer. Mayor Fischer, his father George Fischer and brothers towards end of the last century established a family business in Louisville, KY, Servend International for manufacturing ice/beverage dispensers. They sold the flourishing business that employed 300 people for an estimated 75 million dollars in late 1997. Father George Fischer had enough of being in a manufacturing business and being employed prior to that but along with Mayor Fischer he is happy to share his rich and valuable experience with new and aspiring entrepreneurs in Louisville and being a grand father. Mayor Fischer continues to be an investor, entrepreneur and community leader and very generous with nurturing new and established businesses and managing the affairs of the city with class and finesse. He can be seen at most of the city events and festivals that make the city very vibrant and a livable city. We as citizens of the USA often complain about our politicians and their performance but mayor Fischer is one who deserves the appreciation for all that he does for the city without bragging about it. If there is an emergency, he is there to coordinate the aftermath for instance during the winter of 2015 when there were too many heavy snow storm days he would become the chief communicator and coordinator of all operations to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens. He is also amongst the leaders overseeing the massive construction of bridges across the Ohio river. He also finds ways of providing new services for the people of Louisville. Today is the International Yoga day. But the city of Louisville with the mayor’s leadership for several months now supported free yoga training classes every Friday. I can go on until the Ohio river stops flowing about how lucky the city of Louisville has a mayor who cares about the city and leading its enterprising spirit. As this father’s day is coming to end, I would like as an independent citizen of Louisville select the father and son Fischer as the fathers of the city of Louisville for 2015. Hopefully, Mayor Fischer will continue to serve as mayor of Louisville for a long time, just like his predecessor.
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