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LIBA hires Neighborhood Initiatives Manager to boost local businesses in West and South LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY (January 12, 2017) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has hired Charles Booker to serve as Neighborhood Initiatives Manager for South and West Louisville. Building on LIBA’s successful “keep South Louisville weird” campaign, as well as the organization’s targeted efforts to support current and aspiring local businesses in West Louisville, Booker will work in a part-time capacity to lead grassroots campaigns and promote independent business growth. Anyone interested in contributing their time and talent to help this effort can attend an upcoming committee meeting on Wednesday, February 8th for South Louisville (9:30am at Republic Bank, 5125 New…


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LouisvilleKY’s small biz launches annual holiday shopping contest

  Louisville, KY (November 28, 2016) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of over 870 locally owned and independent businesses, officially launched its 9th annual Buy Local, Win $1000: hoLOUdays Contest on Small Business Saturday. The purpose of the contest is to encourage shoppers to choose local and independent businesses for their holiday purchases, because making a shift to local independents is one of the fastest ways to build a strong local economy and create jobs in our community. So, while buying gifts for loved ones this season, Louisvillians can also give a gift to their community. To…


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One gift card to cover more than 50 LouisvilleKY shops

Offers Alternative To Mega Chain Gifting, Just In Time For Small Business Saturday and the hoLOUdays Contest Louisville, KY (November 22, 2016) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of more than 850 locally owned and independent businesses, is proud to offer an eGift Card that will be good at over 50 member businesses. Gift cards are often a convenient choice for gift giving, and this card will offer an impressive array of places to redeem the eGift Card. Buyers can also feel good because their purchases are keeping more money in our community and supporting the businesses…


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Details released for LouisvilleKY’s annual Brewfest

LIBA to Host 8th Annual Louisville Brewfest on September 23rd Louisville, KY (August 25, 2016) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Louisville Brewfest on Friday, September 23rd from 4:00pm to 10:00pm at the Louisville Slugger Field, 401 East Main Street. The event will feature independent local and regional beer, wine and bourbon, as well as a variety of food vendors and PureTap® from the Louisville Water Company. Admission is $5, or free for designated drivers, and includes a souvenir cup. Attendees must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer, wine and bourbon. VIP tickets are $50 and…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor calling on residents to check out South Points Buy Local Fair

Inaugural event will run from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Iroquois Amphitheater LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7) ­— Mayor Greg Fischer today urged citizens to attend the inaugural South Points Buy Local Fair on Saturday, July 9, at Iroquois Amphitheater. Organized by the Louisville Independent Alliance, the South Points Buy Local Fair will feature dozens of small, independent businesses from south and southwest Louisville, along with an international food court, live music, craft beer and more. “South Points Buy Local Fair shows the strength of Louisville’s independent business culture in this part of our city,” Mayor Fischer said. “Neighbors will discover new services…


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LouisvilleKY’s South Points first-ever Buy Local Fair to be held July 9th

  Louisville, KY (June 27, 2016) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the first ever South Points Buy Local Fair on Saturday, July 9th from 4-8 p.m. at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater. Presented by Louisville Gas and Electric Company, the fair will include a marketplace from local businesses, an international food court, artists and craftspeople, and community organizations, as well as craft beer and Louisville pure tap® to GO stations (you can BYOB – bring your own bottle – for water!). Admission and parking are free. The event is one of many efforts put forth by LIBA’s…


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LIBA offers Louisville Ky chance to Buy Local all in one spot

Louisville, KY (April 27, 2016) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 22 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.   The fair will include a marketplace of more than 200 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as a craft beer tent sponsored by ValuMarket, over 25 food…


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Louisville Ky businesses see a pretty good year

Survey Shows Big Gains for Independent Businesses Served by Groups Like LIBA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 20, 2016) – A survey of independent business owners yielded powerful evidence that pro-local attitudes are growing, driving customer traffic and indicates the educational work of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) and more than one hundred similarly-organized groups are yielding large benefits for their members and local economy. The annual survey by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) tallied responses from 3,259 independent businesses. Just under half were retailers while service providers, manufacturers, farmers, banks, restaurants, wholesalers, and others comprised smaller portions. Among the…


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Louisville Ky’s business association launches new campaign

LIBA Launches Public Media Campaign Louisville, KY (April 1, 2016) – For the first time since the original “Keep Louisville Weird” billboard went up on Bardstown Road more than 10 years ago, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is pleased to launch a new public media campaign promoting the “buy local” message. Last year, LIBA was granted the Advertising Federation of Louisville’s Dream Team and Public Service campaign grant, and after many months of developing new creative and securing donated media placements, the result is a cost effective way for LIBA to create awareness and educate Louisvillians about the importance…


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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…