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David Nichols

“I’ve lived in Louisville for the past 8 years working with many small businesses and community-oriented organizations on their strategic marketing and event planning efforts. Currently, as a partner at a+h marketing, I work with local and regional businesses to develop their digital marketing, social media and other creative strategies. Outside of the office, I’m extremely involved in the Louisville community serving on the board of directors for The Forecastle Foundation, Friends of the Waterfront, Main Street Association and Historic Homes Foundation. I’ve also worked closely on experiential marketing and consumer activations for numerous events including Red Bull Flugtag, Forecastle Festival, GonzoFest Louisville, NuluFest, and more. My other passion is art, specifically license plate art, where I have been featured in local publications and gallery shows. Through Nichols Industrial Art, I have been fortunate enough to showcase my work and lend my talents to some amazing local organizations and events on their efforts through silent auction items, live art, trophies, and graphic design.”

Describe Louisville’s spirit: Louisville’s spirit brings to mind three words: Passionate, creative and authentic. You have a unique place that combines dedication and innovation resulting in a spirit and energy that is truly authentic and original.

Must-do Louisville experiences: Hanging out and exploring NuLu is a must. From one-of-a-kind bars such as TAJ and Galaxie to amazing local shops like Revelry Boutique Gallery, there is something for everyone, all within walking distance. Also, Waterfront Park is a great place to spend the day. We’re lucky to have such a great urban park and all that it offers.

Favorite local festivals and events to attend: Forecastle Festival and GonzoFest are two of my favorite events. Both showcase Louisville’s spirit and culture in an exceptional way, while also being great experiences in their own creative ways.

Go-to places to eat and drink: Sunday brunch at Le Moo is a favorite spot of mine. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. You can’t beat the jumbo Mimosas either, which are the best in town.

What do you love most about Louisville? It’s hard to pinpoint one favorite thing, but the people of Louisville stand out to me. You find this very friendly and inviting attitude and eagerness to share their city with anyone and everyone. I think it’s that sort of pride in where you live and inclusiveness that makes Louisville so special.

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