What is "Independents" Month?
Every July, in an ongoing effort to “Keep Louisville Weird,” the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) invites the public to celebrate another kind of “independents”--the city’s independent businesses.
The month-long celebration kicks off with a Happy Hour event, and includes special events and discounts throughout the month at local businesses in town. This special promotion aims to create awareness on the variety of products and/or services our local and independent business members have to offer.
During the month-long promotion, we also gear up for our "Buy Local Challenge," in which we invite local public figures to be "Weird for a Week," by purchasing all of their goods and services locally for up to one month. The public is also welcome to take the challenge, and we encourage you to share your stories with us.
The 2013 Buy Local Challenge participants includes Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilman David Yates, Melissa Chipman, the Assignment Editor for Insider Louisville, and John Timmons, founder of the "keep Louisville weird" campaign, past owner/operator of ear-X-tacy and host of his own program on 91.9 WFPK.
(Thanks to Tori Thompson and her crew at Videobred for all of their hard work patience on this project!)
Finally, here are just a few of the LIBA business member events that took place in conjunction with Independents Month: