Take full advantage of your
LIBA membership at this event!
Lunches are $10 (or you can bring your own).
After this event you'll have tools and inspiration to move into 2020 as a strong and connected member of LIBA!
* 2020 LIBA board candidate intros and voting (more info coming soon)
* Derek Peebles, new Executive Director of the American Independent Business Alliance, with a national perspective
* LIBA 'State of the Union' and a quick refresher on using your favorite LIBA member benefits
* New LIBA member benefit information session on the Anthem ChamberAdvantage Health Plan * Afterwards head across the hall to our Expo to check out over 60 of your fellow local independents, who can provide everything your business needs!
Come for the board elections, and stay for the Louisville Local Business Expo! We have 5 awesome 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 here, and click here for full information on all the candidates:
Garage Pig Print Works
I would like to serve because I would like to provide more representation for the south/ southwest areas. I would like to help grow the LIBA message in the area and help other local businesses succeed.
Catalyst 7 Consulting, LLC dba Villepreneuer, Strategexe, BetterToday.me
I have been an entrepreneur for over 23 years and have learned many things along the way. I am a teacher at heart and love sharing what I have learned with other founders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to help them be more successful.
In 2019, I took action and created Villepreneurs and joined the team at Story Louisville to focus on ecosystem building for local founders and their startups. I was also to be selected to be the director of the Louisville chapter for Startup Grind.
When local businesses win, the entire community wins.
I am on a mission to make Louisville an amazing place to live and work by helping local, small businesses thrive.
Matt Stack (current board member, up for reelection)
Stack Insurance Agency
Over the past two years, I have served on the Board, chairing the Membership Engagement committee, and I would like to continue volunteering as a member of the Board for another term. I understand the importance of buying locally and promoting that message to the community. I am very excited about LIBA’s 5-year strategic plan, and I would like to play an integral role in seeing this through.
Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets
Since moving back to Louisville in 2010, I’ve held a deep appreciation for the work that LIBA does to build a community and identity around Louisville’s local businesses. I served on the planning committee for the second Buy Local Fair when it was hosted by Louisville Visual Art and continued to help for many years later. The organization’s leadership and community have played a major role in my desire to serve the local community. It would be an honor to serving on the board after my beginnings as a parking helper at the Buy Local Fair.
Louisville Beauty Academy
I am a product of USA, and made by hundreds to thousands of community people (mentors, coaches, teachers, and leaders). I want to give back and pay forward in the most practical way possible using my twenty years experiences as a series of small business owner, 18 years corporation experienced engineer, 6 years college professor and years of community volunteer. I want to help develop the new small business owners, and enable the current business owners to the next level via the collaboration of people across communities (“bubbles”)
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