Louisville Local Business Expo
An all local and independent business showcase.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Mellwood Art Center, Picasso Room | 1860 Mellwood Ave
Register NOW to attend &
Free entry with business card.
Interested in a booth? Email Allison for more info.
12:00pm - 1:00pm:
* LIBA Board Elections
1:00pm - 4:30pm:
* Business Expo Booths
* TED-Style Talks (info below)
* The Weird & Wonderful Auction
4:30pm - 6:00pm:
* Business Expo Booths, along with our
* The Weird & Wonderful Auction concludes
Make it your business to buy local.
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!
Win great prizes.
Many of our booths will register you to win amazing items when you stop by their booths. (WAKY Radio is giving away a new car in 2018!)
LIBA’s Vendor Bender game will get you entered to win a 'Sip-ly Local' package, which includes Elijah Craig Small Batch from Heaven Hill, White Noise from Old 502, $50 in Louisville Originals gift cards, and $50 in LIBA eGift Cards. Pick up your game card at registration!
Check this out.
1:30pm - From I, to They, to We: the slow train to community
Drawing from his work as an author, songwriter, teacher, and nonprofit Deputy Director, Joe Manning will discuss what he has learned about how the creative impulse can lead the way to both personal discovery and significant community engagement.
2:30pm - What Spends Here Stays Here:Independent Businesses and
Derek Peebles is trained in the principles of Asset Based Community Development, an approach that maintains you can’t have enduring economic and social change by building on a community’s brokenness. You must begin with a community’s strengths. Entrepreneurship and independent businesses are one of those strengths. Derek is the Director of Economics of Compassion Initiative and Managing Partner for a small business consulting firm in Cincinnati, OH. Derek led a workshop for LIBA last fall entitled: What Spends Here Stays Here: Developing West Louisville's Economy from Within. LIBA is looking forward to working on further events with him in 2018 as well - this is your chance to learn about this revolutionary model of community development.
3:30pm - Surviving & Thriving in the Age of Amazon
With a focus on retail, this panel of local and independent success stories have been competing with online retailers for years. Hear from these longtime independent retailers about successful practices and how they position their business to compete against the online giants. Panelists include Ben Jones [Better Days Records], Summer Auerbach [Rainbow Blosson Natural Food Markets & Wellness Center], Robbie Gibson [Belmar Floral Shop] and Sarah Rowlette [Kentucky Retail Federation].
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Advanced Payroll Systems
Beaded Treasures Project
Belmar Flower Shop
Better Business Bureau
Broker House Lending
C&H Audio Visual Services, Inc.
Card Payment Solutions USA
Clayton & Crume
Commonwealth Financial Advisors
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
eyedia, design it again
Jewish Family & Career Services
Kentucky Straight Ice
KIW Insurance, LLC
Leanhart Plumbing Co, Inc
Living Spaces by Lyn
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Louisville Public Media
Louisville Small Business Development Center
Louisville Water Company
Louisville Water Tower Park
Merrick Printing Company
Park Community Credit Union, Inc.
Paws with Purpose
Promotional Printing Services, LLC
Real Tek Solutions
Reuse & Baby Lou dba RBL Sewing
Social Abundance Marketing
Stack Insurance Agency
Steurer & Jacoby Group, Inc
Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt PLLC
TKM Financial Services
Total Body Chiropractic
Total Office Products and Service
Town Talk Headwear
U.S. Small Business Administration
USA Printing & Promotions
Weightless Float Center