BIBA local and loving it fest

The Local And Loving It Fest was a successful indoor marketplace and exhibition that celebrated the vibrant local scene that makes Boulder unique and diverse and supported local businesses and the area in which we live.  There were a variety of activities and highlights including: local business exhibits, local art, local music, activities for kids, food, gifts, prizes, community discussions, and more!  Admission was FREE and open to the public.

Panel Discussions

Serving Our Community & Loving It:  Focus on how volunteer organizations are helping build a better Boulder.  A discussion of what area non-profits are doing for our community, as well as outlining what you, the resident, can do.
Moderator: Jennifer Johnson (Executive Director, BIBA)
Circles Campaign
Colorado Recovery
Volunteer Connections
Attention Homes

Plugging Into Your Community & Loving It:
  Find local events, activities, business highlights, and reliable news: outlining ways to connect with your community through social media, local print and radio.
Moderator: Ravi Dykema (Nexus)
Boulder Weekly
Boulder Valley Media Alliance

Buying Local & Loving It:  Outlining the benefits and impacts shopping locally has on our community: local business discounts, higher wages, and more diverse niche markets all add to the uniqueness that is Boulder.  How local businesses are more integrated in and supportive of their community. 
Moderator: Richard Fleming
(Creative Coop Media)
McGuckins Hardware
Wonderland Hill Development
Boulder Outlook Hotel
City of Boulder Economic Vitality Program

Living Sustainable & Loving It:
Learn more about connecting with your environment through various energy and conservation solutions.  How individuals can create a more sustainable future.
Moderator: Natalie Shrewsbury (Earthly Transitions)
Ecoscape Environmental Design
Boulder's Best Organics
Western Disposal
Namaste Solar


Beyer Laser Center
Boulder Creek Events
Boulder Valley Credit Union
Boulder Weekly
Boulder's Best Organics
Brock Media
Center Copy
Colorado Health Insurance

Companion Animal Hospital
Dignity Care
Dogma Catma Pet Sitting
Echelon Energy, LLC.

Ecoscape Environmental Design
Kustom Kreations by Kheng
McGuckins Hardware
Namaste Solar
Sensorielle Spa
Transition Colorado
Weecycle Environmental Consulting
Wonderland Hill Development

Kid Activities

Wood Art:  Children will create and decorate wooden creatures and figurines. 

Face Painting:  Gina Patterson with Fact-to-Face Body & Face Painting.

Hoop Silk Screening:  Children draw designs, creatures, faces, or anything they want onto a piece of silk stretched in a hoop, which can later be hung by a string.

Team Members

Richard Fleming
Ged Thompson
Mike Overstreet
LeAnn Faulkner
Deb Kolaras
Natalie Shrewsbury
Rocky Thompson
Kyle Katsos
Jenny Ellis
Hans Neumann
Robert Wilson
Christine Kortals

Local Artists

ulae Lunk
Amy Furtunato
Bill Lowrey
Candace Brown
Caroline McLean
Douglas Green
Marissa Perry Saints
Heather Enos
John Hansen
Kristina Teal
Lori Carr
Malia Thompson
Martha Peacock
Mary Horrocks
Peter Steele
Tatjana Jewell
Timolyn Esson
Wendy Rochman
Elena Klaver

Local Music

Astralcustic: featuring Dave Emmitt











2010 Sponsors: Local & Loving It Fest

  Title Sponsor              Event Sponsor

McGuckin Hardware

Boulder Outlook Hotel

Media Sponsors:

Brock MediaBoulder WeeklyKGNUKUNCNEXUS


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