Author: Jennifer Miller

#IndependentsLex Social Media Contest, July 1-7

Celebrate local independents July 1-7, and you might win a gift certificate for Local First Lexington member businesses! It’s easy to enter and win: Take a selfie (or a photo of your pet!) at any independent, locally owned business. Post your photo to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #IndependentsLex and tag @LocalFirstLexington and the local business. You can also screenshot your post or story and upload it here, to make sure we see it! Upload files Your Name empty Email Address empty JSON parse warning! In 5 daily random drawings, you could win up to $100 toward purchase...

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LFL Happy Hour and Team Trivia Night, Wednesday 6/26

Grab a few friends and colleagues Wednesday to join Local First Lexington for an evening of fun and games at The Burl Arcade in the Distillery District! Thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. and The Wildcat Group! LFL’s happy hour starts at 6:00pm, and team trivia starts at 7:00pm. Local Trivia Action has planned a fun, Lexington-themed game. Whether or not you compete, you’re bound to learn something new about the city we love. You can also hang out with other LFL members and play The Burl Arcade’s dozens of retro pinball, arcade, and video console games. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:00-9:00 pm The Burl Arcade 369 Thompson Rd.,...

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June 2019 Coffee Meet-up: Making Neighborhood Events Work for Your Business

June’s installment of Local First Lexington’s Coffee Meet-Up series will be held next Friday morning, June 14 at Martine’s Pastries. Our topic is Making Neighborhood Events Work for Your Business. Our local expert this month is Chad Walker, from Walker Properties and The Warehouse Block, which will host The Warehouse Block Party next month. Summer festival and block party season is here! From business association events like Southland Street Fair 2019 and Chevy Chase Shops Street Fair to nonprofit festivals like Woodland Art Fair and Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival, summer happenings can bring crowds to your neighborhood. Let’s talk...

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April Coffee Meet-up: Building Community through Social Media

April’s installment of Local First Lexington’s Coffee Meet-Up series will be held Friday morning, April 12. Our topic is Building Community through Social Media. Our local expert this month is Dr. Kinga Mnich, a business consultant and social psychologist. Public Speaker  Empowerment Coach Photographer  Helping social entrepreneurs find their niche and grow their business  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 colleagues getting together to spur one another on. Bring an idea, a question, or even a real struggle that your business...

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2019 Election of New Local First Lexington Board Members

Local First Lexington presents six candidates for election to the LFL Board of Directors for two-year terms beginning in April 2018. Current members of LFL can vote for one to six candidates via SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LocalFirstLexington2019 Each Local First Lexington member (business or nonprofit organization) is eligible to vote once. Voting begins at noon on Monday, March 25, 2019 and ends at 5pm on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The candidates are, in alphabetical order: Megan VanDyke Griffith (LFUCG and 8FIVE9 Designs) Charla Hamilton (International Book Project) Brandon Judd (The Burl and The Burl Arcade) Katie Moore (723 Vapor and 723 CBD) Calvin Penn (nonprofit and political organizer) Dan Wu (Atomic Ramen) Below are excerpts from each candidate’s application to serve on the LFL Board of Directors: MEGAN VANDYKE GRIFFITH Attorney, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Owner, 8FIVE9 Designs Why do you want to serve? I want to serve on the Local First Board of Directors to increase awareness of the impact of shopping local on our community. Being intentional and mindful of where and how we spend our money allows our local business community to become successful. Those businesses have a face behind the name, and many of them are our family, friends and neighbors. By Educating the community on how exactly their purchasing decisions affects small business, and our community as a whole, is the first step to success. I LOVE Lexington and would be honored to help it become...

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