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Founders Circle

Leadership Shelby is grateful for the continued support from those who have been involved with our program over the years.  These community partners are known as our Founders Circle.  We cannot do what we do without their support.  

We hope you will consider supporting our program.  To find out more information, please reach out to us to set up a time to talk about the many benefits.

Our sponsors help ensure leadership for tomorrrow! 


Are you ready to take that step?  Yes!  I want to be involved, please contact me to discuss the various levels of sponsorship.


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Shelbyville is one of the most diverse communities in Kentucky. Our unique blend of agriculture, business and industry, coupled with our attitude of a small town atmosphere makes Shelbyville a wonderful place to visit, live, or work.

Shelbyville has a population of 17,257.  It is the 24th largest city in Kentucky. Shelbyville is currently growing at a rate of 1.99% annually and its population has increased by 22.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,045 in 2010. Shelbyville reached it's highest population of 17,257 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Shelbyville has a population density of 1,971 people per square mile.

At Citizens Union Bank we are all about going beyond expectations. Our primary goal is to help you achieve your dreams. That’s why we always go the extra mile, above and beyond, to assist you any way that we can.

CUB Bank has been around since 1888, so we’ve been through a lot. We’ve seen wars, depressions, terrorist attacks, and recessions. Yet here we are; always making it through and coming out the other side with continued Strength, Longevity and Trustworthiness.


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Our philosophy is to build a team of bankers around your relationship to provide the highest level of service. We will give you the same advice, service and attention we would give our own families. Our skilled staff of banking experts always has your best interests at heart, and we take pride in fostering your success.

We take pride in being a locally-owned, private bank. Our roots are in Kentucky, and we plan to keep it that way. Our decisions are made locally by people who know you, your family and your business.

The City of Simpsonville appreciates the simple things in life!  Come experience a lifestyle which could make your business, family or leisure a little less hectic.  Located just minutes from Louisville, Kentucky.  Simpsonville is surrounded by many of the world's premier American Saddlebred Horse Farms.  A growing city on the move, our small-town feel is coupled with big-time opportunities.  


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Here in the “American Saddlebred Capital of the World” you’ll find authentic Kentucky: a pioneering spirit, rural character and a home-town feel. It’s small-town charm in Shelbyville, Simpsonville, Shelby County with grand scale shopping, rolling pastureland with plenty to do. Go antiquing. Play golf. Visit the wineries. Dine at locally owned eateries – including one created by Colonel Sanders for his wife. Catch a play. Attend a festival. And do what you can only do in Shelby County: Tour an American Saddlebred Horse Farm in the place where the breed began.

64 Yellow Roses is a horticulture and floriculture service offering landscape and floral design. Service areas include Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Shelbyville and surrounding counties.

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UofL Health - Shelbyville Hospital is now part of UofL Health, a fully integrated academic health system. The facility is located on the Colonel Harland D. Sanders Medical Campus just 30 minutes east of downtown Louisville. For more than 110 years, the community hospital has served as a vital community resource to residents of Shelby, Henry and Spencer counties and offers a full range of comprehensive services including:

24/7 Emergency Care
Transitional Care Unit
Newly Renovated, All-Private Inpatient Rooms 
Diagnostic Imaging, including MRI, CT, PET/CT, Nuclear Cardiology, Ultrasound, 3D Mammography & Bone Density
Cardiac Rehabilitation
General and Specialized Surgery
Orthopedic Care
Sleep Medicine
Frazier Rehab Institute (Physical, Occupational & Speech therapies)

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People living here get the best of both worlds. Situated between Louisville and Lexington, it is a perfect place to settle. Not only do you get the downhome feel of a small town, but you are close enough to the more metropolitan cities to enjoy all aspects of life without the big city feel. Stroll the quaint streets of downtown Shelbyville, with its antique shops, coffee house and boutiques. Just a few miles down the road you'll find The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in beautiful Simpsonville.

Shelby County is known as the Saddlebred Capital of the World. Take a drive in any direction and marvel at the beautiful horse farms with horses grazing lazily in the fields.

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Kentucky Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization that began in 1919 to represent the interests of its member-families through programs and supporting efforts. Shelby County Farm Bureau offers benefits and services to local residents and has established a reputation as an effective advocate for its local members. Among the benefits of membership are the extensive insurance and financial services available through Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Cos., the largest property-and-casualty insurer in Kentucky.

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There is a bank...where everyone feels welcome. Where life seems more agreeable and easier every day. Where you can find mortgages that fit your life, online banking that's easy to navigate and mobile banking that’s simple to use. It's a bank where people are actually happy to see you when you walk through the door.

Welcome to Republic Bank. Banking is just easier here.


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Why Invest In Leadership Shelby?

A recent Gallup poll revealed that a staggering 51% of employees in the American workforce do not feel engaged with their employer. 16% are actively disengaged. Many companies are experiencing a crisis of disengagement and do not even realize it. Employees report their company lacks investment in their individual career goals. Many feel they are just a cog in the machine. Some companies sensing the disengagement have taken steps to rectify it by affording employees tangible opportunities for growth. The results are undeniable. Companies with engaged employees outperform their peers by 147%. There is also a strong correlation in these numbers to how engaged individuals are in giving back to their community in volunteer services.

With so many important causes in need of financial support it can be difficult to choose where to donate your hard earned money. Why not select an organization that will help solidify your employee engagement goals while promoting a culture of service in your community?  Talk about maximizing every dollar! Leadership Shelby is the organization to help you accomplish both.  Your investment positively impacts not only your employees but dozens of worthy charitable causes across our community. Professionally trained in leadership development, our alumni leaders possess the knowledge, tools and confidence to be and do more in their workplace while helping our community be the best it can be. Leadership Shelby alumni are found in every top company and organization, leading in every good work in our region.  As a Founders Circle member, your support enables us to continue our critical mission of strengthening those leadership skills for greater engagement. Together we are ensuring the leadership potential crucial for today and needed tomorrow.

Levels of Involvement - Leadership Circle

Influence Level – Contributors at this level INFLUENCE positive change

  • Logo on website and Facebook (live link)

  • Logo on other social media

  • Name appears on LS class shirts

  • 50% discount one shadow program day

  • 50% discount one Leadership Development program


Inspire Level – Contributors at this level INSPIRE others to a greater role in our community

Logo on website and Facebook (live link)

  • Logo on other social media

  • Name appears on LS class shirts

  • Name on all printed material and advertising at all LS program days and events

  • 1 complimentary shadow program day

  • 1 complimentary Leadership Development program

  • 4 complimentary admissions to our Engage-Inspire-Lead Series

  • Your company/organization may address class during a program day luncheon


Impact Level – Contributors at this level have the strongest IMPACT for lasting positive change

  • Company name/logo full size banner ad on LS website (live link)

  • Logo on Facebook (live link) and other social media

  • Name appears on LS class shirts

  • All printed material and advertising at all LS program days and events

  • 2 complimentary shadow program days

  • 2 complimentary Leadership Development program registrations

  • 10 complimentary admissions to our Engage-Inspire-Lead Series

  • Your company/organization may address class during a program day luncheon

  • 50% discount on tuition for one qualified LS flagship program applicant from your company/organization – Repeating Impact Level in 2021 will allow for you to receive 1 complimentary tuition for LS flagship program for 2021-2022 program year

To set up a time to discuss the benefits of the Leadership Circle or other opportunities, please email our Executive Director for more information.

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