August’s installment of the Local First Lexington’s Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Manchester Coffee Co. Our topic is Building Strategic Partnerships to Grow Your Business. Our local expert this month is Ashley C. Smith, Co-Founder of Black Soil: Our Better Nature.
 
Ashley has been involved with a number of organizations and businesses in the Lexington community, including NetGain Technologies, the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center, CRAVE food + music festival, Fayette Alliance, Southern Foodways Alliance, Visit LEX, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange, and The Art Of The Rural. Let’s talk about ways to build partnerships with other organizations and businesses to grow your own business or nonprofit.
 
At the Coffee Meet-up, bring your horror stories, your successes and at least one idea that has worked for your business or nonprofit organization. This is not a class, but a chance for colleagues to share ideas and opportunities to grow your business or organization. Bring an idea, a question, or even a real struggle that your business has faced, and let’s work together to solve it!