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Louisville Local Business Expo

An all local and independent business showcase.


(LIBA MEMBERS: Attend our Board Election Luncheon just prior, with featured speaker Mayor Greg Fischer.)

Make it your business
to buy local.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.
Picasso Room (Mom's Music side of Mellwood)

It's All About YOU!


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.

>Ask A Lawyer
Slots open 1-2:30pm/Click to reserve

Things come up and you wonder ‘should I talk to a lawyer about this? It’s just a question or two.’ Spend a few minutes with attorney Patrick Schmidt and get his opinion. (This is general legal advice, not individual legal advice and should not be considered as creating an attorney-client relationship.) (with Patrick Schmidt, Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt PLLC)

>Balancing Your Life in 2019
Slots open 1-4pm/Click to reserve.

We have work, home, and a personal life to manage… How can you find more balance for these and other life areas on a consistent basis? Join Jennifer for on the spot coaching around life balance, or any other area that you need to address, for 2019. (with Jennifer Blair, Excavive Coaching & Consulting)

>Digital Marketing Consultation
Slots open 1-2:30pm/Click to reserve.

Providing individual consultation sessions on business development and digital marketing. If you would like to participate feel free to bring your business plan, 2019 goals or any other relevant materials for private discussion. (with Drake Hatfield, President and CEO of Hatfield Media)

>Elevate Your Questions & Make Better Decisions 
Slots open 2:30-4pm/Click to reserve.

Are you feeling the weight of decision fatigue? If you want to make better decisions, it’s time to start getting curious about the questions you’re asking yourself and others. Leave with a new set of questions to help you make better decisions and a framework for making positive change. (with Whitney Bishop/Nonprofit Leaders Network) 

>Hands On Help With Your Yelp! Listing
Slots open 2:30-4pm/Click to reserve.

Review your Yelp listing with Yelp Louisville's senior community director, and get suggestions on the free changes you can make to your page to put your best foot forward and gain new customers. (with Emily Hagedorn/Yelp Louisville)

>My Newsletter Needs A Boost!
Slots open 1-2:30pm/Click to reserve.

Bring samples of your newsletter and get expert advice about how to make the most of this important marketing tool. (with Lauren Hendricks, a+h marketing)

>Magical and Meaningful Meetings
Slots open 1-2:30pm/Click to reserve.

Is it time to change the way you think about the meetings you plan, lead and attend? Learn the magic questions to ask and the 3 things you can do immediately to make your meetings more meaningful. (with Whitney Bishop/Nonprofit Leaders Network)

>Networking For Introverts 
Slots open 2:30-4pm/Click to reserve.

Do you want to make new contacts, but shy away from events and conferences? Don't stress, there are great ways to make networking work for introverts. (with Michael Raymer/Louisville Business Networking)

Hold your spot by reserving online, or just stop in that day!


Proud of your decisions to buy local? Commemorate it with a special caricature of yourself drawn by a local artist Vickie Richardson with 'buy local' messaging on the bottom. NO CHARGE! Here's an example: 


Celebrate the connections we share with local businesses, but mostly just have a crazy time playing "Giant Connect 4."


Have some fresh-popped popcorn while you register to win some prizes as well:

  • Local LIBAtions Basket from LIBA: $50 Louisville Original Gift Cards, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, and an insulated "keep Louisville weird" tumbler. (Play the High Fives and Gold Stars game to be entered.)

  • Broker House Lending - Enter to win a $150 Visa Gift Card
  • Louisville Public Media - Enter to win 4 tickets to the Louisville Music Awards on Sunday, February 10th at the Kentucky Center, plus an LPM swag bag
  • Streamline Payments - Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the Barret Bar & Grill
  • Jeb Advertising - Enter to win an Artic Zone cooler filled with fun promo items: LED light box, felt letter board, and more! Plus free LED light up pens.
  • WAKY – Enter to win a Dodge Journey SUV (will be given away at the end of the year.)
  • Trimen Solutions - Enter to win a Basic Small Business Human Resources Kit: 1 Federal/State Combination labor poster; 1 registration for HR101 for small biz class, including lunch; and 1 free hour of HR consulting (a $250 value). And winners of our Wheel of HR game will be treated to a selection of prizes. 
  • Phoenix IT - Enter to win a TV
  • 502Hemp - Enter to win a bottle of CBD oil
  • JadaPay - Enter to win a European cookie tin
  • LEO Weekly - Enter to win concert tickets
  • Park Community Credit Union, Inc. - Enter to win two tickets for a Mint Julep Tour
  • Alchemy Enterprises - Enter two drawings: signed copy of ROSE ISLAND, An Almost Accurate Account of Days Gone By ($20 value), or a CBD Hemp Oil Combo package of both topical and full spectrum CBD hemp oil ($80 value). Plus free samples of the CBD salve.
  • BK Royston Book Publishing - Enter to win a Kindle Fire
  • Eclipse Bank - Enter to win one of four $25.00 Visa gift cards.
  • Hadley Pottery - Enter to win a $50 gift certificate
  • Harbor House - Enter to win a Quack Pack: 6 Ducks (chances) in the Ken-Ducky Derby, April 27, 2019 ($25 value). The 1st place duck wins a Toyota Corolla, 2nd place $1000 and 3rd place $500.
  • Jenpale - Enter to win a Louisville Slugger bat (customized to the winner)
  • JFCS-Navigate Enterprise Center - Enter to win a photo print from local artist Yunier Ramirez
  • Louisville Water Company - $75 Pure Tap Gift Basket entry to those that sign up as a Purely Local Partner. Plus free ice scrapers and reusable bottles.
  • Merchant's PACT - Enter to win a bottle of bourbon
  • Reflections of You, by Amy - Enter to win one of these three prizes: $100 visa gift card, Set of My FAVORITE Sheets, Design-Staging-Paint Color Consults. Plus free Chapsticks, Magnets and Jar openers.
  • Shockey Tours and DC Charters - Enter to win a free day trip of your choice
  • Walker Flags - Enter to win a Kentucky State flag (3x5' outdoor nylon)

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!


Check this out.

Thanks to Hatfield Media for this short video from last year's Expo, showcasing LIBA and our members, and why buying local is awesome!



Other exhibitors include A. Blair Enterprises Inc., Alchemy Enterprises, Anytime Waste Systems, Art Eatables, Belmar Flower Shop, Better Business Bureau, BK Royston Book Publishing, Eclipse Bank, EM Global Group, Falls City Industrial Design, Fit Money CPA, Foy Contracting & Home Improvement, Hadley Pottery, Harbor House, Heine Brothers' Coffee, HelloSpoke, Jenpale, JFCS-Navigate Enterprise Center, Leadership Louisville Center, LeoCast Live Streaming, Louisville Business Networking, Louisville Forward, Louisville Small Business Development Center, Louisville Spray Foam - FoamGnomes.com, Louisville Water Company, Lowe Chiropractic & Wellness, Merchant's PACT, Mobile Initiative, Mom's Music, Old Louisville Candy Kitchen - Maker of Happy Balls!, On Display Signs, Inc., Paws with Purpose, Planet Einstein, Reflections of You, by Amy,  Shockey Tours and DC Charters, Sunergos Coffee, Micro-Roastery & Espresso Bar, The Reiki Station, VeriCorp, Voluforms, Walker Flags, Yelp! Louisville

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