Louisville Local Business Expo



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(LIBA Members: Register for the kick-off lunch and/or sign up for a booth.)

Make it your business
to buy local.

An all local and independent business showcase.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

1pm - 4pm, Mellwood Art Center
1860 Mellwood Ave.

Find dozens of local providers for your business needs, and so much more...


Scattered throughout the event, these "quick learns" will offer brief (ie. 10-15 minutes) one-on-one consultations so attendees can quickly get some personalized, hands on knowledge from experts. You are encouraged to bring your laptop and materials from your business to work on. 

Setting Your Core Values
with Canopy Certified - Register Here

What's core to your business? Establishing core values is a fundamental step toward embedding purpose into your company. Come chat with the Canopy KY team about how to identify those guiding principles and how to foster them in your company culture.

Got Marketing? 
Tips for creating a strategic marketing plan with Cambium Marketing - Register Here

Every business, of any size, needs a marketing strategy. For local businesses, that can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a dedicated marketing person or team. Learn tips for creating a 2024 strategic marketing plan designed just for your biz.

Maximize Your LIBA Membership
with Leslie Spanyer of LIBA - Register Here

You may be considering a membership, or new to LIBA, or a member for years. Anyone can benefit from spending 10 minutes with our Membership Engagement Director to talk about your unique business and how to best use your membership benefits.

How to Get the Media’s Attention
with  M2 Public Relations - Register Here

Understanding what topics to pitch to the media and who to pitch it to can greatly increase your chances of getting press coverage. Let’s talk about how your business could best utilize press releases and other PR tools to garner awareness.

Canva Possibilities
with  ELEMENT - Register Here

A personalized one-on-one session where we will dive into enhancing your Canva creations. From audits to transforming a 'just okay' design into a masterpiece, the choice & 15 minutes is all yours.

Website Health Check
with Element 502 - Register Here

Make sure your website is 2024 ready for search ranking and website visitors. You’ll get a report of key metrics for your site as well as a list of recommended fixes and updates.

Good Enough For The Socials - Smart Phone Photography
with Caleb Perry Photography - Register Here

Open up your lens a little wider with Caleb Perry Photography by diving in to the balance of light, color, perspective, and authenticity in creative expression across social media platforms. Expand your presence or brand and maintain engagement in 2024.


Thanks to Hatfield Media for this short video from the 2019 Expo, showcasing LIBA and our members, and why buying local is awesome!


From the promoters of the "Keep Louisville Weird" slogan, you can rest assured this won't be your usual business networking event. So grab some fresh popped popcorn from Froggy's Popcorn and cotton candy from Gimme Some Suga, visit Crowler Catering's cash bar (cocktails/$9, craft beers/$6), play a few games and make new connections with local, independent businesses.


A+ Paper Shredding will be on site (look for the truck in the lower parking lot) from 1pm to 3pm to help you start fresh in 2024! If you've been purging and getting ready for tax season, this is an ultraconvenient way to have your sensitive docs, credit cards and hard drives pulverized while you watch. (No batteries, see shredding guidelines here.)


The first 250 attendees of the event will receive a special edition tote bag. An excellent accessory for all of your visits to Expo booths and buying local in general!


    • We'll be giving away one year of regular business membership to LIBA (open to current members and qualifying businesses).
    • We'll also have booth visit game, with the Localist Package for our grand prize! Many of our vendors are also offering prizes at their booths.

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes at many booths!

  • PrintWorx of Louisville – Enter to win a tumbler with $50! (2 chances to win!)
  • Hyland Insurance – Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Nanz and Kraft.
  • 502 Hemp Wellness Center – Enter to win a Relaxing Package – including CBD Gummies, CBD bath bomb and CBD balm.
  • Louisville Public Media – Enter to win a LPM Membership (Day Sponsor Level), as well as some LPM swag.
  • Streamline Payments – Enter to win a bottle of bourbon.
  • Above the Dirt Garden Shop – Enter to win a Landscaping Package for Spring. $250 in native plants!
  • Canopy Certified Inc – Enter to win a Canopy t-shirt, bumper sticker, and Good Business book.

  • Cardinal Moving – Enter to win a $100 gift certificate off of labor rate when using Cardinal Moving also a Cardinal Moving t-shirt and other Cardinal moving goodies.
  • Chamber of St. Matthews – Enter to win a FREE one year of Membership and a box of Snoop Cereal.
  • Crowler Catering & Small Batch Events – Enter to win two General Admission Tickets to Tailspin Ale Fest.
  • ELM Catering-Lou – Enter to win a Cookie/Brownie Tray.
  • Family Business Center – Enter to win 2 tickets to the Family Business Summit ($120 value).
  • Foot Forward Fund – Enter to win a Gift Basket.
  • Froggy’s Popcorn – Enter to win 6 Popcorn Gift Box Sets, includes a custom label with the winner’s logo.
  • Harbor House of Louisville – Enter to win a Quack Pack of Ducks, which includes six chances to win a car at our Duck Race on April 27 and a weaved Harbor House Blanket.
  • Hat Rack Business Solutions – Enter to win a Free 2023 Quickbooks Online Bookkeeping Review ($495 Value).
  • Jenpale LLC – Enter to win bottle of bourbon.
  • Louisville Geek – Enter to win Suite Tickets to the U of L vs. Syracuse basketball game on March 2.
  • Louisville Water Company – Enter to win a “Drinkware” Prize Package featuring an insulated water bottle and glassware set.
  • Mellwood Art Center - Enter to win a Mellwood Art Center Tote Bag.
  • My BaerDen Home – Enter to win either a free digitized design for custom embroidered swag or $50 off a custom t-shirt quilt.
  • Phoenix IT – Enter to win a bottle of Woodford Double Oak Bourbon.
  • PhotoJeuneic Media - Enter to win either a free new headshot or a 30 minute consult/demo of an improv for communication workshop.

  • Prolific Services & Gye Nyame Books & More @ Opportunity Corner – Enter to win a $25.00 Gift Card Good for Print Services and Select Books
  • Spectrum Reach – Enter to win a Bourbon Basket.
  • Velvet Outlaw – Enter to win $50 off embroidery and monogramming services with email sign up.
  • XBE Inc. – Enter to win an Epson DS-C330 Compact Desktop Document Scanner with Auto Document Feeder.


Gold Sponsor:

Lunch Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

We have all become more aware of the reasons to buy local – and they apply just as much to our business purchases as our personal ones. This event will give attendees the chance to ‘walk the talk’ and find quality, local vendors for their business purchases. 

After all, a market shift of just 10% to local independent businesses would retain an additional $416 million in our regional economy, which helps all of our businesses!

Other Vendors:

Above the Dirt Garden Shop

Ah, Whatta 'Bout Mimi

Better Business Bureau

BK Royston Book Publishing

Canopy Certified Inc.

Chamber of St. Matthews

Eclipse Bank

ELM Catering-Lou

Family Business Center

Foot Forward Fund

Froggy's Popcorn

Gimme Some Suga Signature Cotton Candy & Mobile Cart

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville

Hat Rack Business Solutions


Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission

Louisville Small Business Development Center

Louisville Water Company

Mellwood Art Center

Momentum Business Results

My BaerDen Home



PhotoJeuneic Media

Prolific Services & Gye Nyame Books & More @ Opportunity Corner

Sculptures by JAY in Kentucky

U.S. Small Business Administration

Velvet Outlaw

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