Author: Calvin Penn

February 2020 Coffee Meet-up: Decluttering & Organizing for the New Year

February’s installment of the Local First Lexington’s Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Martine’s Pastries. Our topic is Decluttering and Organizing for the New Year. Our local experts this month is Emily Evans, owner of Eliminate: Professional Organizing. Emily Evans is a professional organizer based in Lexington, Kentucky. Her services include decluttering, home and office organization, unpacking from a move, downsizing, home staging to prepare to sell, errands, holiday decor storage, and event setup and teardown. Emily is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals™ (NAPO®) and Local First Lexington. At the Coffee Meet-up, bring your...

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

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 Director of Local Food and Agricultural Development for the city of Lexington, as well as manages and provides operational...

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

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 LEX, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange, and The Art Of The Rural. Let’s talk about ways to build partnerships with...

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