week ahead

From Halloween to quarterly reports to monthly meetings, here’s what’s happening this week.

On Monday, Louisville-based steakhouse chain Texas Roadhouse will announce its third-quarter earnings after the closing bell. Analysts estimate that the chain will report $538.3 million in revenue.

Also on Monday, Gov. Matt Bevin will be the featured speaker at Commerce Lexington’s Public Policy Luncheon at 11:30 at the Hyatt Regency, where he may address the 505-page pension reform bill released to legislators late Friday.

Tuesday is Halloween and weather forecasters are predicting seasonal temperatures with a sunset at 6:44 p.m.

On Wednesday at 8 a.m., 1 Million Cups holds its second round at LouieLab, 745 W Main St. The keynote speaker is Oscar Moralez, founder and managing director at Indianapolis-based VisionTech Partners. Local guests include Ben Reno-Weber of  MobileServe and John Riley of Maker13.

On Wednesday, Venture Connectors holds its monthly lunch from noon-1:15 p.m. at the Ali Center. Lisa Bajorinas, vice president entrepreneurship and talent with Greater Louisville Inc., will talk about GLI’s campaign to attract and retain talented workers.

Wednesday is the first day of the Metro Council Court trial in which Councilman Dan Johnson could be removed from his position. The Nov. 1 hearing begin at 1 p.m.

On Wednesday after 4 p.m., Papa John’s will release its third-quarter earnings. Analysts predict the Louisville pizza chain will have revenue of $428.2 million.

Thursday after the closing bell, restaurant giant Yum Brands will announce its third-quarter earnings. The average analyst estimate is that Yum will earn $1.4 billion in revenues.

On Thursday, the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting  “The Future of Our Community: West Louisville Economic and Community Development Forum,” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

On Friday at 3:30 p.m., Spalding University will host an unveiling ceremony for its 2.2-acre Trager Park, a recreational space at the corner of South Second and West Kentucky streets named after Bernard Trager, the founder of Republic Bank, and his wife, Jean.



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