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September 2018

September 2018 Coffee Meet-up: The Future of Hemp

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Martine’s Pastries, 400 East Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The evolving legalization of hemp farming and hemp-based products has become a hot topic in Central Kentucky, which had a thriving hemp industry before the crop was banned half a century ago. You're invited to Local First Lexington's September Coffee Meet-up to discuss The Future of Hemp: Expanding Opportunities for Producers, Vendors, and Consumers. In this installment of our monthly series, we have two local experts: Jonathan Miller, an attorney at Frost Brown Todd and a former Kentucky State Treasurer, serves as the…

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January 2019

January Coffee Meet-up, NOM! Marketing for Food Service Businesses

January 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Chocolate Holler, 400 Old Vine St. #104
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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January's installment of Local First Lexington's Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Chocolate Holler. Our topic is NOM! Marketing for Food Service Businesses. Our local expert this month is Leela Foley, who promotes Central Kentucky restaurants through Lex Eats. Leela also manages social media marketing for Bluegrass Hospitality Group Restaurants (Malone's, Drake's, Harry's, Aqua Sushi, and OBC Kitchen). Bring your horror stories, your successes and at least one idea that has worked for your business. This is not a…

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February 2019

February Coffee Meet-up: Doing Well by Doing Good

February 8 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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