Author: Natalie

Meet Localist: Will Anderson

Will Anderson Tech magician Favorite Non-Profit: Seedleaf, The Humane Society, The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, and Lexington United are some of my favorites. 2-4-6-8 Why do you appreciate?! People are always willing to help you out. It doesn’t matter if you’re working on a project for your job, setting up an event for the community, or throwing a party – everyone’s always happy to help. Favorite nosh? Nat’s  Insider tip: Always check Nat’s facebook page to make sure the restaurant is open on Tuesdays! Sometimes he closes down an extra day of the week. Local First story: Seeing Pat at Third Street Stuff...

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Something for Everyone: Local Gifts Under $25.

You don’t have to break the bank to shop local this holiday season. We are sure you can find something for everyone on your list at Local First Lexington member businesses! We hope you enjoy these holiday shopping gift ideas. Everything is under $25 and each business is participating in our Holiday Shopping Challenge. Get your passport and start shopping today! The Jewelry Admirer   For the budget conscious jewelry buyer, you do not have to sacrifice quality to get a great gift. St. John & Myers Jewelry specializes in antique and custom jewelry. Run by husband and wife team...

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Congratulations Lynn Martin!

Local First Lexington member and the only private local radio organization in Lexington: LM Communications has some big news. Lynn Martin, President & CEO of LM Communications Broadcast Media Group, was inducted into the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the KBA’s 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner. Martin was presented the Kentucky Mic Hall of Fame Award. LM Communications is Lexington’s only locally owned broadcast radio group and has been in business for more than 30 years. Martin’s radio background began in his childhood when his dad was a radio sports announcer in Bristol, VA. “I...

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Sourcing Thanksgiving Locally

Making Thanksgiving Easy as Pie Local First Lexington is excited about our Holiday Shopping Challenge (starting Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26), but let’s not forget the first Holiday of the season – Thanksgiving. Here are 7 ways you can locally source your Thanksgiving celebration. Prepping your house for guests If you are the lucky member of the family hosting the festivities this year, or if you are hosting a ‘Friendsgiving’ celebration, I’m sure you are crazy busy preparing your house. Let local businesses do some of the work for you. Simplify & Pursue – First things first: take care...

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