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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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Mixer for Potential LFL Board Members

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portofino, 249 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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LFL-Board-Application-Form-2019 (PDF) Board Member Application (Google document)  Are you passionate about encouraging consumers to Buy Local? Do you have experience leading organizations or projects? Can you commit 6-8 hours a month to collaborations that help independent, locally owned businesses? If you answered yes to all three questions, Local First Lexington would love for you to consider joining our Board of Directors! At our reception on Wednesday, March 13, you can chat with current LFL board members and other potential new…

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April 2019

April Coffee Meet-up: Building Community through Social Media

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
A Cup of Common Wealth, 105 Eastern Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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April's installment of Local First Lexington's Coffee Meet-Up series will be held next 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…

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