Promoting the Cloth Diaper Industry

2011 RDIA Cloth Diaper Business Conference



Replanning Your Business 
Tuesday, September 27, 3:45 - 5:00PM


David Oetken

Director, Louisville Small Business Development Center
Past Vice Chair, SCORE Louisville

David Oetken is a life-long Louisville local boy. He is a graduate of Atherton High School and Bellarmine University where he earned both B.A. And M.B.A degrees.  

Dave began his business career in the sports / entertainment industry primarily in ice skating and ice hockey. He has owned and managed three ice rinks and earned the Manager of the Year award from the Ice Skating Institute of America. In addition, Dave was operations manager for several professional ice hockey teams in both the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the American Hockey League (AHL).  

He also owned, operated and sold several businesses in the food industry primarily in manufacturing and wholesaling. From there, he moved into the restaurant field and owned and operated a number of franchise concepts including Dakota Steakhouse and Steak Escape.  

Currently, Dave is Director of the Louisville Small Business Development Center. 

He is also President & CEO of Louisville News Company and has been with the company since 1991. Louisville News is the largest distributor of thoroughbred racing publications in the eastern USA. David is an active member and past Vice-Chairman of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives).

David Oetken



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