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LFL Board of Directors Elections

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...

March 2019 Coffee Meet-up

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...

February 2019 Coffee Meet-up

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...

January 2019 Coffee Meet-up

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....

LFL Job Opening: Part-Time Membership Manager

PDF: Part-Time-Nonprofit-Membership-Manager Position Summary Local First Lexington (LFL), a tax-exempt alliance of independent, local businesses and nonprofit organizations, is seeking a part-time Membership Manager. The Membership Manager responsibilities will fall...

September 2018 Coffee Meet-up

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...

June 2018 Coffee Meetup at Doodles

Date & Time: Friday, June 8 at 8am to 9:30am Location:  Doodles Breakfast & Lunch; 262 North Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40507 Get Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/FzxgHoxnM8p Topic:  "Creating an inviting & inspiring space fro your retail, office or...

2018 Election of New Local First Lexington Board Members

Local First Lexington presents six (6) candidates for election to the LFL Board of Directors for two-year terms beginning in April 2018. Current members of LFL can vote for one (1) to six (6) candidates via SurveyMonkey: Link to SurveyMonkey LFL Election Page Each...

May 2018 Coffee Meetup at Wild Fig

Date & Time: Friday, May 11 at 8am to 9:30am Location:  Wild Fig Books & Coffee Get Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/6sv8EUtVXfG2 Topic:  "Tips and tricks on how to build an online presence" Local Expert: Emily Riddle from Gathered Living and Miss Molly Vintage...

Mixer for Potential LFL Board Members

Wednesday, March 7 at 6 PM - 8 PM Hayden's Stockyard Eatery, Bluegrass Regional Marketplace 4561 Ironworks Pike, Lexington, KY Board Member Application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DeFXxzSICnj0Gj9soxjU4vqeIiON-BtRWMvzbH3YNYI/edit?usp=sharing Are you passionate...

March 2018 Coffee Meetup at Magee’s Bakery

Date & Time: Friday, March 9 at 8am to 9:30am Location:  Magee’s Bakery, 726 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502 Get Directions:   https://goo.gl/maps/S4KLu6suRJR2 Topic:  “Financial and Payroll: Discussing experiences in doing your own business accounting” Local...

Happy Hour with Lexington Young Professionals

March 27th 5:30 to 7:30 Happy Hour with Lexington Young Professionals. Location:  Marikka's Located in: Southland Service Center Address: 411 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503 A representative from Marikka's will speak to the group about the opening of their new...

February Coffee Meet-up at Lussi Brown

Date & Time: Friday, February 9 at 8am to 9:30am Location:  Lussi Brown Coffee Bar, 114 Church Street, Lexington KY Get Directions:   https://goo.gl/maps/G79YkmRJoR62 Topic:  "How to collaborate and not compete" Facilitator:  Kevin Heathcoat from Bourbon N...

January’s Coffee Meet-up at Broomwagon

  Date & Time: Friday, January 12 at 8am to 9:30am Location:  Broomwagon Bikes & Coffee, 800 N. Limestone, Lexington KY Get Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/8SqvEXvy3HR2 Topic:  "Doing Business in an Age of Online Reviews" Facilitator:  Candace Reichbach,...

Autumn Member Mixer on October 19, 2017

Date: Thursday, October 19, 5:30-8:30pm Location: IntegrityIT, 3080 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington KY *Food from Smithtown Seafood at West Sixth, sponsored by Build Inclusion and the Coalition for Workforce Diversity We invite members and potential members to attend our...

Introducing the Localist Rewards Card (Webinar)

Local First Lexington is excited to announce our NEW Localist Rewards Card to reward our community shoppers who shop, eat & support local, as well as provide benefits to our local merchants. Local First Lexington is partnering with Obsidian* to bring a new, robust...