Board Elections & Lunch
Join us for our first Member Event of 2019!
Lunches are $10 (or you can bring your own).
Come for the board elections, and stay for the Louisville Local Business Expo! We have 5 candidates for our 4 open slots. Below you will find their answer to the question: Why do you want to serve? And we have their full applications available here. Please take a look and get involved by attending the event and placing your vote!
Each member present at the event will be able to cast one paper ballot naming their 4 candidates of choice for the board (one ballot per membership). RSVP for lunch & the Expo, and click here for full information on all the candidates:
Lauren Hendricks (current board member, up for reelection)
I want to continue serving as a board member of LIBA for the same reason I wanted to work at a+h marketing 6 years ago, and for the same reason why I’ve dedicated myself to helping local businesses grow… because Louisville’s local businesses are the heart of this city. Our local scene is our city’s greatest asset, and as we grow, it’s our local businesses that need to grow with it. I have a deep love for Louisville and I’m passionate about our local scene. Serving on LIBA’s board the last 3 years has been so fulfilling, both professionally and personally. But it’s flown by and I feel like I’m just getting started. As a board we have accomplished a great deal in the three years I’ve had the honor of serving, but there is more to be accomplished and I don’t want to sit back and watch it all happen. I want to be in the middle of it. I want to see our 5-year strategic plan through, and be part of the next 5-year strategic plan. This is how I show my love and appreciation for a city that’s inspired me since I was a little girl.
TKM Financial Services
I want to serve LIBA for three reasons. First, our city has transformed greatly over the past 20 years and is much more vibrant now. The energy is positive and, while we may have our issues just like other cities, Louisville is a great city, rich in culture and history. I am a native Louisvillian and a believer in and supporter of our community. I want to see Louisville be great.
Second, I have viewpoints from both a corporate perspective, as well as a business owner perspective. Not only do I want to share this knowledge, but I would also like to learn from and work with LIBA members as it pertains to general business best practices. Such experience would allow me to contribute to the success of LIBA and our community in a positive, impactful way.
Last, I would like to share my passion for our community with others. My goal would be to help guide, assist and empower business owners to strengthen their position in the community and expand their fingerprint on the community’s future.
I believe strongly in the goals and mission of LIBA and would be proud to support LIBA and the small business community of Louisville. I believe that fostering local independent business is key to the economic growth and health of the community and am able to contribute my skills developed in event management to raise financial support and publicity.
Patrick T. Schmidt (current board member, up for reelection)
Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC
As a native Louisvillian, I know our City is made stronger by a vibrant local business community and I want to help continue the growth of local businesses here. There is nothing better than keeping Louisville weird.
Heine Brothers’ Coffee
I’ve been around local independent businesses my entire life – growing up my father worked for local semi-trailer repair business, and then started his own. My mother worked for a local shelter serving runaway and disadvantaged youth. At 15 years old my first job was at a franchised frozen yogurt shop in Green Tree Mall, and when I left there to work for an independent locally-owned candy shop in River Falls Mall, I saw the difference in the local vs franchise model. The owner of the candy store had more at risk, but also got to make all of the decisions, and was able to do a lot more for the community. Local businesses are the backbone of any community – they provide the jobs and the services that cater to the locals. They keep the money in the local economy. And they’re the ones that help others in the community, and invest in a better future.