LIBA is partnering with the Leadership Louisville Center with support from the Dixie Area and South Louisville Business Associations to present the Meet South Louisville Bus Tour, highlighting many of the significant and unique things happening in this area of Louisville. The bus tour will be held on Wednesday, April 1st and start at with a light breakfast at the University Club before departure, then cover points of interest like the Iroquois Amphitheater/Colonial Gardens, Fairdale Roundabout and many more along the way, with a stop at the breathtaking new Southwest Louisville Regional Library. (The bus tour will adjourn back at the University Club at 11am.)
In May of 2013, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance teamed up with Metro government, leaders from the Southwest Dream Team and other area groups to launch the ‘keep South Louisville weird’ campaign, which is much more than a slogan. The group has conducted and analyzed studies, gathered facts, and started education efforts so that area residents know why it’s important to support independent businesses.
South Louisville residents and council members have expressed interest in having more independent businesses, citing the proportion of chain businesses to independents. Presenters for this tour will include Councilmen Rick Blackwell and David Yates, Barbara Nichols of the South Louisville Business Association, Vince Jarboe of the Southwest Dream Team, Bennett Knox of the South Points Scenic Area and Jefferson Memorial Forest, June Meredith of the Dixie Area Business Association, Rebecca Maddox of the Southwest Regional Library and Jennifer Rubenstein of LIBA.
For more information on the “Keep Louisville Weird” and “Keep South Louisville Weird” campaigns, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.
About the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA)
Celebrating 10 Years of Weird in 2015, LIBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information about LIBA, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.