Social_POST_HiResNew Beam Brush launching soon … pre-order for $29

CEO Alex Frommeyer and the Beam team pulled up stakes and moved out of town to Columbus, Ohio, last fall after receiving $5 million in A round financing from venture capital firm Drive Capital.

But they’ll always be a Louisville company to us.

The Beam Brush is an app-connected toothbrush that tracks brushing activity. Early next month, the team will launch a new, better, more stylish brush and more app “experience.”

If you register to pre-order now, you can get a brush for $29. That price will bump to $39 after Dec.1.

The Bluetooth-enabled tooth brush and related apps now allow you to play games and view content while you brush. You can compete in family challenges and earn prizes. The new brush comes in blue, green or pink and is sonic powered.

Fro will be in town in two weeks. Maybe we’ll get to check one out in person.

GLI setting up another tour of Cuba

In 2012, Greater Louisville Inc. took a group of people to Cuba for a tour. It was so successful, they’re doing it again.

Your average American can’t visit Cuba due to a travel ban that was enacted in the Kennedy era. But the State Department offers waivers for trade delegations, which is how GLI is able to offer this trip. And get this, you don’t have to be a member of GLI to go. You just need to pony up $3,599 per person/double occupancy.

The seven-day trip departs from Miami on May 19, 2015. According to the news release, the trip includes:

Round trip airfare from Miami, 6 nights of first‐class hotel accommodations, 13 meals, daily touring including Ernest Hemingway’s farm, an old Havana walking tour and a rum factory tour, cultural connections with local residents, a professional Cuban bilingual guide and transportation by deluxe air‐conditioned motor coach, among its amenities.

For more information on DISCOVER CUBA 2015 you can contact Sydney Doctor at [email protected] or visit Sign up for the January information session or for the February information session.

Dear Kent Oyler: Any comps for reporters? If so, we have several reporters willing to brawl for a spot. They even say they’ll sleep on the floor…