The Week Ahead… No smoking, awards season, Reece Witherspoon’s brand editor and more

week ahead
Extended Smoking Ban

Starting Monday, the city-wide smoking ban extends to e-cigarettes and hookahs. They will be prohibited in indoor public places and work sites. There are only two exceptions. You can smoke e-cigarettes in stores where 85 percent or more of the revenue comes from e-cigarette sales and you can smoke hookah in hookah bars that were in business as of May 1.

Vogt Awards announcement

Community Foundation of Louisville and GLI’s EnterpriseCorp will announce the start-up companies receiving the 2017 Vogt Awards on Wednesday at the Community Foundation at 10:15 a.m. The Vogt Awards program provides start-up companies with non-dilutive funding, dedicated mentorship, workshops and continued support.

Waterfront parking meeting

The Waterfront Development Corporation is meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss whether or not people should pay to park their cars at lots at Waterfront Park. The Metro Council Democratic Caucus and mayor’s office have said they do not support a proposal to charge anywhere from $3 to $5 for parking at Waterfront Park parking lots.

Wednesday is busy — Kentucky to the World

On Wednesday, Louisville native Elizabeth Mayhew, the brand editor for Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired brand Draper James, a contributing editor at NBC’s “Today Show,” and a popular monthly columnist for The Washington Post, is the star of Kentucky to the World at the Kentucky Center. Kentucky to the World is an event that brings people who were raised in Kentucky to town to talk about how growing up in Kentucky shaped their lives. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. She’ll be interviewed by WAVE TV’s Shannon Cogan. Tickets are $25.

It’s awards season

GLI’s Inc.credible Awards is on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The Inc.credible Awards celebrate Louisville’s small businesses. The evening offers networking time and the announcement of seven award-winning businesses.