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Louisville Local Business Expo

An all local and independent business showcase.


Download the event map here (p. 2). 


Register for our Board Election Luncheon at 11:30am then attend the Expo 1-4pm!

Make it your business
to buy local.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1:00pm - 4:00pm

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


RSVP on Facebook or LinkedIn!

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.

>Balancing Your Life in 2020

Slots open 2:30-4pm/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 veteran Life Coach Jennifer for on the spot coaching around life balance, or any other area that you want clarity for 2020. (with Jennifer Blair, Excavive Coaching & Consulting)

>DIY Tips for Videos

Slots open 1-2:30pm/Click to reserve.

Videos have become an important part of marketing any business - from Facebook Lives to YouTube to your website and general promotions. Some really need a professional to handle, but some are perfect for you to produce yourself. Get advice and tips from a professional producer with over 10 years’ experience. (with Tori Thompson, Bellwether Collective)

>How To Get The Most Out Of Facebook In 2020

Slots open 1-4pm/Click to reserve

Despite the ever-growing world of social media, Facebook still reigns as king. The platform accounts for one in every five minutes spent online (sproutsocial.com). So how can your business make the most out of Facebook in 2020? From Stories to Lives, Lauren Hendricks of a+h marketing will share tips for getting the most out of your Facebook presence in 2020 in this LIBA Expo Quick Learn! (with Lauren Hendricks, a+h advertising)

>HR How To's

Slots open 1-4pm/Click to reserve

Get HR answers! Some that are often heard: How much should I pay? What should I do to stay competitive if I can’t afford to offer benefits? What paperwork is legally required for each employee? Is it mandatory that I post labor posters? I heard it’s illegal to give bad references, is that true? Do I need Workers Comp? Find out about these, or your own questions! (with Shaun Spencer, Trimen Solutions)

>Inspired Life & Leadership Coaching for 2020

Slots open 1-2:30pm/Click to reserve

Do you want to lead a more integrated, balanced life? Do you want to excel as an effective leader in your work? Do you need to learn how to communicate more clearly, powerfully and authentically? Perhaps you want to find your next passion or find more joy in your current role? Maybe you want to cultivate better relationships? Join veteran Life & Leadership Coach Jennifer Blair for a quick infusion of inspired coaching as she shares her wisdom and tools to empower you for 2020. (with Jennifer Blair, Excavive Coaching & Consulting)

>Maximize Your LIBA Membership

Slots open 1:30-3:30pm/Click to reserve.

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. (with Leslie Spanyer, LIBA)

>Put Your Best Yelp! Forward
Slots open 1-4pm/Click to reserve.

Review your business' Yelp page 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. Also chat about Yelp events and how your business can take part. (with Emily Hagedorn, Yelp! Louisville)

>Should I Get Certified? How to's for women, minority, veterans, disabled, and disadvantage (hubzone) owners.
Slots open 1-4pm/Click to reserve.

Would a diverse business certification benefit my business? Find out more about what a certification means. Vanessa is well versed in the process and can explain any documents needed (and if they are necessary/required). (with Vanessa Pennoyer, Go2Girl)

>Website Assessment
Slots open 2:30-4pm/Click to reserve.

Your website is an incredibly important tool that’s central to a successful business. Get a website expert’s feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your website so you can maximize this channel. (withClark Absher, Hatfield Media)


The first 75 attendees of the event will receive the special edition Shop Small cloth tote bag. An excellent accessory for all of your visits to Expo booths and buying local in general!


From the promoters of the "Keep Louisville Weird" slogan, you can rest assured this won't be your usual business networking event. We'll have retro carnival games scattered throughout the event. So grab some fresh popped popcorn, play a few games and make new connections with local, independent businesses. (There's even a karaoke corner!)


We'll be giving away one year of business membership to LIBA (open to current members and qualifying businesses).

We'll also have booth visit game, Gold Stars and High Fives, with the Localist Package for our grand prize!
Includes basket of local libations from Heaven Hill, gift cards from Fox Hollow Farm ($25), Heine Brothers’ Coffee ($25), Revelry Boutique ($25) and Better Days Records West ($15) AND 2 tickets to Tailspin Ale Fest.

Be sure to stop by these booths to register to win more amazing prizes:

    • 502 Hemp Wellness Center - Enter to win a $50 Basket of 502 Hemp items 
    • Alarm 1 Integrated Services - Enter to win a $25 Heine Brothers' Gift Card
    • Anytime Waste Systems - Enter to win a bottle of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
    • Belmar Flower Shop - Enter to win “Flowers for a Year” - 1 bouquet/month ($50 value/mo)
    • Broker House Lending - Enter to win a $250 Visa Gift Card
    • Cardinal Moving - Enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card
    • Class Act Federal Credit Union - Enter to win a $25 Visa Gift Card (raffling 2 gift cards)
    • Commonwealth Bank & Trust - Enter to win a “Valentine’s Date Night” Gift Basket
    • Contemporary Galleries - Enter to win a “Sit Stand Adjustable Stool” ($249 value)
    • Don’t Drop the Mic Karaoke - Enter to win a gift certificate for 1.5 hours of hosted karaoke
    • Harbor House of Louisville - Enter to win a Quack Pack (entries in the KenDucky Derby)
    • HelloSpoke - Enter to win a bottle of Four Roses Small Batch Select
    • Ignite Your Extraordinary: CEO Coaching - Enter to win an Introductory Coaching Package (5 sessions up to 7.5 hours - $900 value)
    • JCC of Louisville - Enter to win tickets to a film in the Jewish Louisville Film Festival, tickets to the CenterStage production of “Hair” & a business card size ad in “Community”
    • Jeb Advertising - Enter to win an OGIO┬« Pursuit Pack
    • LEO Weekly & Voice Tribune - Enter to win tickets to a live music show at Headliners
    • Louisville Family Fun - Enter to win a 300x250px ad in our week in preview. ($150 value)
    • Louisville Magazine/Louisville.com - Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to Stage One Events
    • Louisville Professional Apparel - Enter to win a Jacket
    • Louisville Public Media - Enter to win tickets to “Trampled By Turtles” at Paristown Hall
    • Louisville Tree Service - Enter to win $200 in Deep Root Fertilization treatments
    • Mobile Initiative - Enter to win a Valor Smart Phone ($329 value)
    • Park Community Credit Union - Enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card
    • Personalized Merchant Services - Enter to win a bottle of French Lick Red Wine
    • Old Louisville Candy Kitchen - Enter to win a 9-pack of Happy Balls! (a $22.50 value).
    • PrintWorx of Louisville - Enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card
    • Stack Insurance - Enter to win a $50 gift card to Harvest Restaurant
    • Story Labs - Enter to win a one month Story Louisville membership ($150 value)
    • Tailspin Ale Fest - Enter to win 2 tickets to Tailspin Ale Fest 2020
    • Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church - Enter to win a 50% off 4 hr venue rental ($225 value)
    • Total Office Products & Services - Enter to win a a new SitOnIt Task Chair
    • VeriCorp - Enter to win a $25 Texas Roadhouse Gift Card
    • Work Thrive - Enter to win the following new books - "Ours To Hack And Own", "Pocket Picketty" and "What’s Yours Is Mine"

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!

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Other exhibitors include: 1Source HCMS, 43 Industries, Alarm-1 Integrated Services, Art Ferrier Creative Photography, Belmar Flower Shop, Better Business Bureau, BK Royston Book Publishing, Byrne Insurance Group, Class Act Federal Credit Union, Commonwealth Bank and Trust, CorpEx, Don't Drop the Mic Karaoke, Eclipse Bank, EM Global Group, Fit Money CPA, Frank Kurowski, DDS, PSC, Glaser's Collision Centers, Greenway Shredding, Harbor House of Louisville, HelloSpoke, Humana, JCC of Louisville, JFCS-Navigate Enterprise Center, Louisville Family Fun, Louisville Forward, Louisville Label, Louisville Professional Apparel, Louisville Small Business Development Center, Louisville Water Company, Lowe Chiropractic & Wellness, Namaste Nail Sanctuary, Old Louisville Candy Kitchen, Park Community Credit Union, Paws with Purpose, Skye Chiropractic, Snookie's Kookies, Story Labs, Sunergos Coffee, Tailspin, Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, VeriCorp, Walker Flags Since 1960, WorkThrive

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