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Kentucky General Assembly starts January 7, 2014
for information and legislation please go to: www.lrc.ky.gov

“Welcome Back to Frankfort” cosponsored by our firm Jan. 7, 302 Shelby St. at our Frankfort office center Please email for info: Anne@BabbageCofounder.com 

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We are privileged to work on behalf of CVG as well at the N. Ky. Chamber for smart public decisions and job growth. Congratulations, CVG! From left to right: Kevin Donnelly, Manager of Public Affairs, N-KY Chamber of Commerce, Candace McGraw, CEO Cincinnati/N-KY International Airport, Adam Caswell, VP N-KY Chamber of Commerce.

Bob Babbage with Senator Mitch McConnell during the Washington Fly-In, hosted by Commerce Lexington. Bob is called the “architect” of this award-winning advocacy effort. The annual Fly-In presents an opportunity for the leaders in Central Kentucky to lobby Kentucky's federal Congressional delegation on a number of regional priorities.

Julie Babbage, at right, 2013 president of the Vanderbilt Student Alumni Board, helps with major gift presentation during Vandy football game.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signs HB 104, a major achievement of Physician Assistants in 2013.PAs worked closely with the KMA leaders and health care groups for this breakthrough. We are extremely fortunate to represent the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants.

Bob Babbage of Babbage Cofounder, presents Congressman Ed Whitfield, the Diabetes Congressional Leadership Award.  Given at Lebanon, Kentucky, the Marion County Chamber luncheon with Stewart Perry.

KCTCS is widely recognized as one of the Nation's superior community and technical college systems. Representing higher education is an honor for our firm. Pictured with Bob is the President, Michael B. McCall (center) and Timothy R. Burcham, vice president of the KCTCS Foundation, Inc.

Honoring Trey Grayson in 2012, Bob recounted the days when Trey was an intern in Frankfort., "clearly marked for success" through his life. Grayson now heads the Harvard Institute of Politics in Boston.

Laura and Bob talk with U. S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Louisville about the exploding popularity of Kentucky bourbon. Brown-Forman of Louisville provides distilled spirits in 140 countries. 

Honoring Senator Tom Buford, chair of Banking and Insurance, for successful sponsorship of major new law for Kentucky Physician Assistants.

Lawmakers honored. From left UK Professor Virginia Valentin, Rep. Denny Butler, D-Louisville, Sen. Tom Buford, Diane Hancock -- Office of the Governor, Stephanie Radix -- AAPA.

Louisville:  Governor Steve Beshear, now a national figure in health reform, talks with Bob about health policy innovations.

With Kentucky Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer in Frankfort, Jamie and Bob discuss the 2014 legislative session that starts Jan. 7.

Health advocates celebrated Halloween in Frankfort with “come as your favorite leader” theme.Note:  the real Sec. Audrey Tayse Haynes is in this shot.

Laura Babbage at Go Red for Women luncheon, American Heart Assoc. Laura is a past Go Red chair. This year drew 700.

Washington, D.C. for Kentucky's Presidential Inaugural Gala, 2013, sponsored by the signature industry:  bourbon.

Julie Babbage meets The Veep: Vice President Biden at the U. S. Embassy in London, where Julie spent Spring semester ’13 as intern to the U. S. Ambassador.

President Clinton shares a laugh with Brian, Lexington 2012.

Chris Bedell, VP and Corporate Counsel of David J. Joseph, with Governor Beshear for ceremonial signing of HB 390 – metals recycling and metals theft., Louisville.

Food Channel chef Demaris Phillips at KCTCS Gala with Laura. JCTC grad, now JCTC prof. in Louisville, Demaris is a dynamic education proponent.

Listening to Senator Chris McDaniel on the subject of economic growth, Northern Kentucky's leadership on jobs creation.

21c Hotel coming to Lexington in 2015. With Mayor Jim Gray, Councilman Bill Farmer and the Blue Penguin.

Rep. Tanya Pullin of South Shore in eastern Kentucky chairs the large state House committee – Veterans, Military Affairs, Public Safety – here discussing the new law on metals recycling and metals theft.

Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville was named Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine. Pictured with Mayor and Bob, center, is Louisville Metro CFO Steve Roland.

KAPA leader Isaac Caton and Bob work on the subject of health innovation.

A few years back: “Insight” set interviewing Senator Alice Kerr. Now Time-Warner Cable – TWC gives Kentucky border to border coverage for cable, broadband and telephone, plus cn2 with Ryan Alessi.

Johnson Controls' David Peters, a national leader in energy efficiency, speaks in the city's rose garden with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Louisville Mayor Fischer announces Johnson Controls partnership for $27 million corporate investment to fund energy savings and efficiency project in public buildings.

Rep. Sannie Overly of Paris, Ky., the  House Majority Caucus Chair, shares priorities for action to build small business growth.

Keen Johnson announces for Governor in 1939 from Richmond. To his left is Judy, Bob and Keen’s mother, and Eunice, grandmother. Keen Johnson served as Kentucky’s Governor, 1939-43. Johnson had been Lt. Gov. during the first term of Happy Chandler.

Then-President Bush in Louisville, 2008, visits with Julie about college goals.

Thank you Steve Stevens, CEO of N. Ky. Chamber, for great years of service. Also pictured is Candace McGraw, the Airport CEO.

Looking though our elegant statehouse are Westlake leaders Kevin Sheridan of Calvert City and Wendell Tinsley of Houston. Westlake is a Fortune 1000 company employing about 600 in west Ky.

Rusty Cheuvront of Brown-Forman (right) with our Pam Jenkins (2d from right) at recent Wine Institute annual meeting, Napa Valley, Ca.

Laura with Congressman Andy Barr, who spoke of focus on signature industries -- auto making, bourbon, energy, agriculture -- to business leaders.

Cofounder Factoids

There are more barrels of bourbon than people in Kentucky (4.7 million to 4.3 million, respectively). Bob says: “While many barrels of bourbon age to perfection, Woodford Reserve and Old Forrester are making more, so that no one runs out.” Thanks to The Lane Report for these stats.

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