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LouisvilleKY’s 10th Annual Buy Local Fair to be Held May 20th

  Louisville, KY  -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 10th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 20th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.Presented by Louisville Water Company,admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. Last year’s fair drew over 8,000 attendees. For more information, visit keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair.   The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers. Guests can also enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, a children’s area, a craft beer, bourbon…


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LouisvillekY Local business expo set for January 25th

Louisville, KY (January 11, 2018) – You’ve proved you know how to shop local for holiday gift giving, but now let’s talk business. Where do you buy your printer paper? Who does your taxes? How do you market your service or product? Do you shop local for these services also? An upcoming event will give attendees the chance to ‘walk the talk’ and find quality, local vendors for their business purchases. The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an organization with over 900 members of local and independent businesses, will host the 3rd Annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Thursday, January 25 from 1:00pm-6pm at the…


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LouisvilleKY businesses team up to offer rewards for buying local

Louisville, KY  – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of more than 900 locally owned and independent businesses, has launched its 10th Annual Buy Local, Win $1000 hoLOUdays Contest. Shoppers can submit receipts from any LIBA member business and enter to win a $1,000 LIBA gift card, valid at more than 70 local businesses. Each receipt counts as one entry, no limit on the number of entries. Receipts can be submitted by mail, email, text, online, or in person at any Feeder’s Supply or Heine Brothers’ Coffee location. Entry forms and official contest rules are available at keeplouisvilleweird.com. Another way to enter the contest is…


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LouisvilleKY’s hoLOUdays Contest Winner Receives $1,000 Prize

  Louisville, KY (January 30, 2017) – Louisville native Cammie Cox is this year’s winner of the Buy Local, Win $1000: hoLOUdays Contest. Cammie received her prize of $1,000 in gift cards to local businesses of her choice on Friday at Quest Outdoors, 4600 Shelbyville 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. A Clifton resident, Cammie plans to spend her prize with Quest Outdoors, Red Hog, Blue Dog Bakery, Carmichael’s, Footworks and The Wine Rack. LIBA launched the Buy Local,…


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Louisville Ky’s hoLOUdays winner announced

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…


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Why are Red Roses so expensive? Only so many are grown in the world…and they’re worth it.

  Roses are Red, and the hottest, most exclusive commodity you can buy for your Valentine! I know what you’re thinking, “Too Expensive!” “Its just a mark up for the holiday!” “Roses are $19 any other day!!” These statements are not exactly how it works for Valentine’s Day. Allow me to explain.   Where are Roses grown? There are only so many rose growers on the planet. Most of the roses come to the US from Ecuador and Columbia, the roses love the climate high in the mountains outside of Quito for example. How many are grown?  Roses of all colors…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Get in the Soup Line!

  Unlike the tattered black and white images of the Depression Era’s soup lines, this kind of crowd generates good news and a healthy local economy. Louisville knows how to stir it up when it comes to creating a meal with a simple, savory soup. Thaw your bod and warm your soul with a visit to your favorite establishment or heat up the lunch pail with broth, cream, chili, bisque, meat or veggie soups available. Whether you make it part of a combo with sandwiches, quiche, cheese or salad or just you and your spoon, it’s a wholesome and enjoyable…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Feed Your Dreams for the Holidays!

I hope you’ve all stocked up on your favorite foods to share over the holidays. Today will mean travel or shopping for many – just remember to keep your water bottle near and fuel yourself with some green goodness right alongside savory and sweet treats of the season. Perhaps there are a few office gatherings to go or you may have some Christmas cookies for your lunch pail. A big cheeseburger might offset some of the traditional meals that await. Is there someone in your building that channels Paula Deen? Casserole dishes need to be emptied and taken home. Enjoy…


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Let’s Talk TEDx!

Boy-O-Boy, TEDx Manhattan made a huge splash in Louisville. More than 300 people were in attendance for the local event hosted by Grasshoppers Distribution this past Saturday at Bellarmine University. The event was kicked off with a welcome by co-sponsor and hostess, Emily Bingham. She and her husband, Stephen Reilly were the force behind bringing TEDx Manhattan to Louisville. Stephen was in attendance in New York and was asked to speak about Louisville and our local food movement. Master of Ceremonies and Chief Organizer, Caroline Heine, of Heine Brothers Coffee, did a fantastic job helping the crowd transition throughout the…


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Is it possible to have an environmentally-conscious event without breaking the bank?

The most common piece of advice I’ve read in wedding books and magazines is to make a list of priorities, so we know what’s important to each other in a wedding. Being the social creatures that we are, we know we want to be surrounded by family and friends,  have an open bar, and a live band. (How could a local musician use a DJ for her wedding?)  As far as planning goes, however, a major factor for us is being as Green as possible. Sure, we could just buy carbon offsets from a site like this one, but I’d…