LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With the 10th annual Small Business Saturday officially marking the start of shopping season this weekend, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has launched its annual “hoLOUdays” campaign, encouraging citizens to buy local for their holiday gift giving. LIBA has created two opportunities to help shoppers find the gifts they want at our local, independent businesses.
The hoLOUday Shopping Tour will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Participants will be merry and buy local on this festive tour of local, independent businesses. The $35 registration fee includes an opening reception (mimosas and muffins), door prizes and tour bus transportation to several shops in Butchertown, Fourth Street, NULU and Frankfort Avenue, with special shopping discounts at many. Bus seating is limited, register at KeepLouisvilleWeird.com/Upcoming-Events.
The hoLOUday Gift Guide is an online resource featuring gifts from a local, independent business. The website offers a selection of unique and fun gifts, and when these gifts are purchased, it keeps our community truly unique and fun too.
LIBA will also celebrate the 10th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 by hosting two special events. The West Louisville celebration will be held from 11am-1pm at Chef Space in conjunction with the Art Inc. W.E. ART! Program. It will include shopping at small businesses and graduates of the art program, giveaways, family activities, coffee and treats. The South Louisville celebration will be held from 4pm-6pm at Colonial Gardens, and will include shopping at small businesses and makers, giveaways, live music, family activities, coffee, Taco Luchador and Union 15 Pizza. Current info for each can be found at KeepLouisvilleWeird.com/SmallBizSaturday.
“As we enter the holiday season, LIBA wants to remind individuals that the holiday season is full of friendly, community-centered alternatives to the consumer frenzy that descends upon the nation each November,” said Jennifer Rubenstein, director of LIBA. “Buying from locally-owned independents is also a gift to the community because it helps build a strong economy, creates jobs, and supports the businesses that make our town unique.”