Louisville, KY (February 1, 2016) – Louisville native Laura Dillon is this year’s winner of the Buy Local, Win $1000: hoLOUdays Contest. Laura received her prize of $1,000 in gift cards to local businesses of her choice on Saturday, January 30th at The Plant Kingdom, 4101 Westport Road. The contest is part of an annual holiday campaign coordinated by the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) that encourages residents to shop locally during the holidays. Laura plans to spend her prize with The Plant Kingdom and Two Guys With Tools.
LIBA launched the Buy Local, Win $1000: hoLOUdays Contestin 2008 to create awareness about the importance of buying locally, and to give local consumers an incentive to do so. This year’s contest received hundreds of entries and was sponsored by Feeder’s Supply and Heine Brothers’ Coffee. Shoppers who collected receipts from five LIBA member businesses were entered to win a $1,000 shopping spree at any LIBA member businesses.
“There is a place for chain or big box stores, but I prefer to shop local whenever I can,” says Laura. “When I am in Louisville, why shop somewhere I can shop in any other city? Louisville has so many unique and creative options, and I want to support LIBA and the small businesses that helped Louisville become the vibrant city that it is. I choose to spend my money locally, I choose to keep Louisville weird!”
“It’s great to see people have fun with this contest and explore new businesses they’ve never been to,” says Jennifer Rubenstein, LIBA director. “All while spreading the message about remembering your local businesses during the holiday season.”
* High res photo of Laura Dillon is available upon request.
About the Louisville Independent Business Alliance
LIBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information and a member list, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.