Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chamber of the Year
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Lou Needs You. It is as simple as that. After a year of hardship, our businesses are still struggling. We have seen many local favorites close their doors for good in the wake of the pandemic. However, we now see a light at the end of the tunnel. Millions of people across the country are getting vaccinated every day, allowing more business owners to open their doors wider and let more customers back inside.

As a community we have a duty to keep our friends and neighbors afloat, which is possible with your support. Downtown Louisville and the adjacent areas have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, but now you have the opportunity to support, uplift, and rebuild Greater Louisville. Your friends need you, your community needs you, downtown needs you, Lou Needs You.

Alongside Live in LouLouisville Downtown PartnershipLouisville Tourism, and Louisville Forward, GLI wants to make sure our downtown and adjacent areas like Portland, Russell, Smoketown, Butchertown, California, NuLu, and the Highlands thrive as we continue to reopen Greater Louisville and stimulate our economy.


Downtown is safe, fun, and open! Below you will find lists curated by Louisville Tourism that are constantly updating with new information pertaining to restaurants, events, and local attractions.

How to Feature your Business with Lou Needs You:

When featuring a local business we would start the post in your brand voice, introducing your business and any relevant info in a few words. Following that, however, we’d recommend sharing a quote from the owner/manager sharing your experience during quarantine, what you want your customers to know, and any relevant information you want to share in your own words. Text here can run longer given it is a more editorial approach. We also ask that you include the following hashtags in your post so that we can track reach: #LouNeedsYou #LiveInLou #DowntownStrong #DowntownLouNeedsU.



  • For partnership questions, contact Christine Tarquinio, Vice President, Talent, Workforce & Brand Strategies.
  • For social media questions, contact Kelsey Rudell, Digital Marketing Manager.

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