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February 2019

February Coffee Meet-up: Doing Well by Doing Good

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Broomwagon Bikes & Coffee, 800 N Limestone
Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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February's installment of Local First Lexington's Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes. Our topic is Doing Well by Doing Good. Our local expert this month is Dan Wu, chef and owner of Atomic Ramen. A former contestant on tv's MasterChef, Wu also hosts a popular podcast, The Culinary Evangelist. Beyond promoting the Central Kentucky food scene, Wu is a prominent community activist. One of his collaborative projects, "I Am a Kentuckian", highlights our state's diverse…

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March 2019

March Coffee Meet-up: Building an Inclusive Workforce

March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Beach House – Caribbean Coffee & Tapas, 109 W. Sixth St.
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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March's installment of Local First Lexington's Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Beach House - Caribbean Coffee & Tapas. Our topic is Building an Inclusive Workforce. Our local expert this month is Annette Jett, Executive Director of Build Inclusion. The nonprofit organization's mission: "to build natural networks and community access for persons with disabilities through the power of education, engagement and employment." Annette will also share information about Inclusion Palooza, a festival at MoonDance Amphitheater on April 27. #InclusionPalooza…

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June 2019

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

June 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Martine’s Pastries, 400 East Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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June's installment of Local First Lexington's Coffee Meet-Up series will be held next Friday morning, June 14. 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…

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August 2019

August 2019 Coffee Meet-up: Building Strategic Partnerships to Grow Your Business

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Manchester Coffee Co., 903 Manchester Street Unit 180
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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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…

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September 2019

September 2019 Coffee Meet-up: Local Government Resources for Your Business

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Third Street Stuff, 257 N Limestone #1
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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September's installment of the Local First Lexington's Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Third Street Stuff. Our topic is Local Government Resources for Your Business. Our local experts this month are Todd Slatin and Ashton Potter Wright, DrPH, from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.   Todd Slatin is the Director of Central Purchasing for the city of Lexington. He will offer is knowledge and experience working with local independent businesses on behalf of the city. Ashton Potter Wright, DrPH, is the…

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