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How Branding Can Drive Your Retail Store To Success

For businesses operating in the retail sector, competition is always growing. Therefore, it’s essential to get noticed and make sure that the branding game is strong. There are lots of ways to build a brand that gets recognized, drive foot traffic and communicate with customers. From using strong colors that become associated with your brand to using advertising creatively, below are some ideas to help kickstart a new retail store towards success or to transform an existing’s stores branding. Build A Strong Brand Identity A brand identity should be at the forefront of priorities when it comes to setting up…


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Rusty Satellite Goes for Holi Gin; and Visits the Morton Center

The Rusty Satellite Show, the city’s most interesting podcast, returns for week 323 with visits to a little-known warehouse on St. Louis Avenue in the West End and to the Morton Center, located in the what many residents know as the old Hasenour’s Restaurant. And it’s all put together in the Re/Max Properties East Studio on Timberwood Circle. Kartik Kamat moved here with his family when he was eight. By the time he enrolled at U of L, he was already involved in business and an aspiring entrepreneur, which is how he ended up with thousands of Beanie Babies. After…


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HEY MAYOR GREG FISCHER!! Quit Mistreating Jurors

I would like to be excited about fulfilling my civic duty. I’ve been selected for a second time. The first time, six years ago, I wrote about the experience for Insider Louisville, a piece you can read right here. But the whole jury duty experience suffers from incompetence, inefficiency and people who simply don’t give a shit that you’re giving up time and money to be here, just to keep from being summoned and potentially thrown in jail. I’m sure there are people here who think they’re going to get picked for some exciting case that they won’t be able…


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Why It’s Always Important To Keep Learning

If you are running a successful business, it would be easy to think that you don’t need to learn anything more. You clearly know how to do business, you must know about your product and services, and isn’t that all you need to know? The truth is that you do need to know more than that. There are always changes happening no matter what industry you are working in, and new technology will need to be acknowledged and understood. It is vital that you continue to learn even if you are hugely successful, and here are some of the reasons…


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Interest Rates Continue to Drop in Louisville Real Estate Market

The Louisville real estate market is being driven by one key factor right now. Here’s what I’m talking about. Before I tell you all about our recent client appreciation party out at Slugger Field, I wanted to give you a quick update on the Louisville real estate market. As you can see in the chart at 0:21 in the video above, in less than a year, interest rates have dropped almost 1.5%. This is driving the market and keeping plenty of buyers around. There continues to be a good supply of homes in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. However,…


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Rusty Satellite — at La La Land with Anne Gauthier; joining John Johnson at the Wine Rack, and a Bridge Too Yellow?

The Rusty Satellite Show turns up at some of the most interesting spots in the city. This week the destination is La La Land, an amazing recording studio where I talked with Anne Gauthier, head engineer. Anne, a Canadian, runs the show here, where every significant local band and many major acts come to lay down their tracks. Thanks to the investment of a new ownership group, headed by Gill Holland, the Lexington Road facility boasts some high-powered, state-of-the-art equipment. Locals who know wine know The Wine Rack, the establishment John Johnson has been running for 16 years. Johnson knows…


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How Walking Benefits Your Health

The secret to living a healthy life is developing various habits that ensure you stay in good shape. How you handle your body really matters, such as through the food you eat and the activities you engage in. You should observe healthy living practices if you want to live longer. Discipline is an essential factor when it comes to this. Without it, you will find yourself going back to your old ways, putting your health at risk. Simple exercises like walking are essential to your general well-being.  Walking is easy compared to other exercises that will drain your energy. Know…


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Lineup, Times Announced for Hometown Rising

Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center In Louisville  With Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Brett Young, Jake Owen & More The schedule of music performances is now available for Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, debuting Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, combining two of Louisville‘s cultural cornerstones — great music and incredible bourbon. Hometown Rising‘s music lineup will be led by country heavyweights…


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How to Have Fun and Improve Your Mood

When you think of improving your mental health, you might first imagine a psychiatrist’s office or a group therapy session. While these are valuable and useful ways for people to tackle their mental illnesses, there are other ways you can feel better while also having fun. Thankfully, the conversation around mental health is much more open than it was in the past and people are able to share their experiences and come to solutions much sooner. Here is a brief list of ways you can enjoy yourself while seeking to improve your own mental health. Enjoy Nature It is scientifically…


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Let’s Talk Some Football and Festivals with Gabe Duverge and Doris Sims

Are you ready for some football? And are you ready for some of the country’s most spectacular country and rock and roll performers right here in Louisville? You’ll hear all about both on the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast. First up, Doris Sims makes a return engagement at the REMAX Properties East studios to talk about three September festivals — Hometown Rising, Bourbon and Beyond and Louder Than Life. We talk about how her employer, Danny Wimmer Presents, doubled down on the ‘Ville despite the disastrous weather that forced cancellation of most of two festivals down along the Ohio…