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Bluegrass Greensource
Address: 835 National Ave.
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Phone Number: (859) 266-1572
Email for general public inquiries: info@bgGreensource.org
Business Website Address: bgGreensource.org
Long Business Description:

Bluegrass Greensource is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization who provides the critical service of educating Central Kentuckians of all ages about the importance of recycling and waste reduction, water quality and conservation, plus energy conservation. We empower people to make small changes in their everyday lives that have a big impact in our local environment.

Services: Nonprofit, Environmental Education
Downtown Lexington Partnership
Address: 316 W. High St.
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Phone Number: (859) 335-8640
Email for general public inquiries: info@downtownlex.com
Business Website Address: downtownlex.com
Long Business Description:

The Downtown Lexington Partnership (DLP) is best-known for producing numerous events for the public to enjoy each year! Join us for Central Bank Thursday Night Live, Mayfest Arts Fair, Bike Lexington, Fountain Films on Friday, Fest of Ales, Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, Lexington’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lexington’s Christmas Parade, and the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink.

The DLP also has a unique position as a membership organization. DLP, with more than 300 members who represent the largest businesses, the smallest proprietors and entrepreneurs, neighborhood associations, churches, educational institutions, and individuals, is a community and business advocacy group. DLP encourages responsible economic development in the downtown business core and in the various neighborhoods surrounding this central area. DLP advocates diversity, communication and leadership in assisting property owners, businesses, employees and residents in making Downtown Lexington a location for retail businesses, restaurants, offices, arts and cultural activities as well as a wonderful place to live and work.

Services: Event production, membership organization
Employment Solutions DBA Fresh Approach
Address: 1084 Whipple Ct.
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Phone Number: (859) 806-2832
Business Website Address: employmentsolutionsinc.org
Long Business Description:

Private non profit working to provide work opportunities for intellectually challenged adults.

International Book Project
Address: 1440 Delaware Ave.
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Phone Number: (859) 254-6771
Email for general public inquiries: director@intlbookproject.org
Business Website Address: intlbookproject.org
Long Business Description:

The International Book Project promotes literacy and educational opportunities by providing more than 200,000 books to schools, libraries, churches, and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the developing world.

The International Book Project also runs a used bookstore at our warehouse on 1440 Delaware Avenue where we sell the books that we cannot send overseas for various reasons. The proceeds support our book-sending mission.

Most books are under $3 - it's the cheapest bookstore in town!

Kentucky Entrepreneur Network
Address: 501 W. 6th St.
Address Line 2: #250
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Website Address: kenl3c.com
Long Business Description:

Kentucky Entrepreneur Network connects small business to each other to promote mentorship, collaboration, growth, and development.

LexArts
Address: ArtsPlace
Address Line 2: 161 North Mill St.
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Phone Number: (859) 255-2951
Email for general public inquiries: info@lexarts.org
Business Website Address: lexarts.org
Long Business Description:

LexArts' work is to help art be made and make its way into the world. Because of the inspired work of over 46 artists and arts organizations that are supported or enabled by the Fund for the Arts, there's world class art just about everywhere in our community.

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LexArts is a nonprofit community organization that works for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in central Kentucky. Through its annual Campaign for the Arts, LexArts raises millions of dollars in support of local arts and provides planning and services designed to integrate the arts into our daily lives. In turn, LexArts underwrites the operating expenses for a variety of Beneficiary Groups, offers affordable exhibition and performance space for arts organizations, as well as competitive grants for community outreach projects. Visit LexArts website at www.lexarts.org.

LexArts is supported in part by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Products: Art Gallery, Gallery Hop
Services: Rental facility
Lexington Art League
Address: 209 Castlewood Dr.
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Phone Number: (859) 254-7024
Email for general public inquiries: info@lexingtonartleague.org
Business Website Address: lexingtonartleague.org
Long Business Description:

The Lexington Art League is a contemporary visual art center located at the geographical and cultural intersection of the American South and Midwest. Their mission is to challenge, educate, and engage the community through visual art and in support of local artists.

Lexington Community Radio: Home of 93.9FM WLXU and El Pulso 95.7FM
Address: c/o Lexington STEAM Academy
123 E. Sixth St.
City: Lexington
State: KY
Business Phone Number: (859) 721-5688
Email for general public inquiries: info@lexingtoncommunityradio.org
Business Website Address: lexingtoncommunityradio.org
Long Business Description:

Lexington Community Radio is a nonprofit organization with two operational Low Power FM stations, El Pulso 95.7FM, Lexington's only Spanish-language radio, and WLXU 93.9FM. Our studios are in the Lexington STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) Academy, a public magnet high school in Lexington's North End. WLXL and WLXU are Lexington's first low-power FM stations, an FCC designation intended to give the power of the microphone and radio waves back to community members and nonprofit entities. Each of our 100-watt signals creates a 5 miles broadcast radius (approximately), which allows us to create and air content that informs and entertains the 200,000 people in our combined broadcast area.

Services: Media
Lexington Young Professionals Association
Address: 838 E. High St.
Address Line 2: #278
City: Lexington
State: KY
Email for general public inquiries: lexingtonyoungprofessionals@gmail.com
Business Website Address: lexypa.org
Long Business Description:

LYPA was founded in July 2000 by eight young professionals in Lexington. Their mission was to create an organization that provided emphasis on personal, civic and professional development for local professionals between the ages of 21 – 40. Since this time, LYPA has grown into an organization of hundreds of young professionals in Lexington and the surrounding area.

Mission Statement
LYPA grooms the next generation of community leaders while improving the quality of life in the city of Lexington.

How LYPA Helps Our Members Grow Personally And Professionally:

Improving networking opportunities for our members.
Retaining young talent within the area.
Establishing an economic voice for Lexington’s young professionals.
Creating a more diversified base of social activities.
Providing philanthropic opportunities for our members.

March Madness Marching Band
Address: P.O. Box 1712
City: Lexington
State: KY
Email for general public inquiries: info@m-m-m-b.org
Business Website Address: m-m-m-b.org
Long Business Description:

March Madness Marching Band is an all-volunteer, community-building organization disguised as a marching band, bringing joyous performance to charity events and festivals around the region and beyond. We are professional artists, dedicated amateurs, and spirited children who captivate crowds through music and movement! MMMB welcomes performers of all ages and skill levels to our weekly rehearsals.

Originally formed to represent Local First Lexington (LFL) in Lexington’s 2008 downtown Christmas Parade, MMMB evolved into an independent tax exempt organization. Through delirious performance that captivates and engages audiences, we created a moving metaphor for the diverse talents of Central Kentucky. We raise awareness about charitable, civic, and cultural activities by drawing a crowd and energizing those events. We have also performed at music festivals beyond Central Kentucky—as close as Louisville and Somerset, and as far away as Austin, TX and Detroit, MI.