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LIBA Kicks Off LouisvilleKY’s “West On Wednesdays” on April 17th 

Louisville, KY – Our city is well known for its diverse local food culture, and West Louisville continues to offer up options that add to the vibrant scene. If Louisvillians haven’t had an opportunity to enjoy a great meal in the area yet, they will have an opportunity through an upcoming event series that gives attendees a reason to dine at three unique restaurants.                                                                                            The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an organization of 900 local and independent business members, will host the first West on Wednesday event on Wednesday, April 17 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Farm To Fork, 2425 Portland Avenue….


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LIBA Hosts 4th Annual LouisvilleKy Local Business Expo this month

Louisville, KY – 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 900 local and independent business members, will host the fourth annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Tuesday, January 22 from 1:00pm-4pm at the Mellwood Arts…


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LouisvilleKY’s small businesses Host Annual hoLOUdays Contest

Louisville, KY  – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has officially launched its annual Buy Local, Win $1000 hoLOUdays Contest. Now through January 2nd, shoppers can enter to win a $1,000 LIBA gift card at any of the 450+ LIBA member retailers. More info and official contest rules are available at keeplouisvilleweird.com/hoLOUdays. New this year, LIBA will host “12 Nights of hoLOUdays,” a series of special events held at different local retailers. The first event will be held Tuesday, November 27, 4pm-7pm at Red Tree, 701 E. Market Street, and will feature complimentary cookies, 50% off all holiday ornaments, and a drawing for a $50…


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LIBA Builds the Buy Local Movement with LouisvilleKY’s First Ever Member Summit 

Louisville, KY  – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host its first ever LIBA Member Summit on Wednesday, November 14th from 11:00am-5:00pm at The Blankenbaker, 2713 Blankerbaker Road. LIBA is made up of over 900 members, and the summit is designed to connect them in a deeper way than a simple networking event. Ranging from basic business practices to a rousing game of “Family Feud, LIBA Style”, the Summit will allow attendees to create community while building their business. “Our members always amaze me with their willingness to be helpful to their fellow independent businesses. This Summit gives everyone a chance to…


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LouisvilleKY’s 10th Annual Buy Local Fair is this Sunday, 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. 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 food trucks, a children’s area, a craft beer, bourbon and brandy tent sponsored by ValuMarket, a Back Porch area for the grownups sponsored by Cox’s Smokers…


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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’s LIBA to focus on South End

LOUISVILLE, KY  – Building on a committed focus to support and celebrate local independent businesses in South Louisville, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) and the LIBA South Work Group are excited to launch a new “Keep South Louisville Weird” campaign. The campaign, which is centered around a new poster and will eventually include billboards in South Louisville, was designed to reinforce community pride in the unique businesses that call South Louisville home, and to act as a way to remind customers of the impact they have when they buy local. The campaign poster will be unveiled and available for distribution…


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LouisvilleKy’s independent business owners to hold discussion about Age of Amazon

Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Amazon: Thursday, January 25, 3:30pm at Mellwood Arts Center (Monet Room) LIBA presents a panel discussion featuring local retailers who have brick and mortar businesses in the era of online shopping, along with findings from the Advocates for Independent Business’ recent survey. Louisville, KY  – A national survey of independent retailers finds that shifts in the retail sector are playing out differently for independents than they are for chains. The survey, which was conducted by Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), gathered data from over 850 independent retailers in 49 U.S. states. The results comes as national chains are…


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LouisvilleKY’s LIBA to host famous scholar

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2017) – Building on a committed focus to support and encourage entrepreneurism and local business sustainability in Louisville, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is will host a public reception for renowned scholar Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard on Monday, March 6 from 10:30am-11:30 at the Brandeis School of Law’s Cox Lounge. The reception is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to  www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/upcoming-events. This reception is in conjunction with the highly anticipated panel discussion on Nembhard’s book, Collective Courage, being presented by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, the UofL Diversity Committee,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Buy Local Fair to be greener

LIBA partners with Louisville Water to make the Buy Local Fair more environmentally responsible Louisville, KY (May 12, 2016) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is striving to make this year’s Buy Local Fair the most environmentally responsible one yet, and they’re inviting attendees to join in. In partnership with the Louisville Water Company, LIBA is incorporating several new green initiatives into the event, including composting, serving only 100% compostable beer cups (5,000 cups!), and even encouraging the food vendors to use compostable items, or else they pay a small penalty. With help from Brightside and Good Garbage, LIBA has…


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