- About Us
A community gathering of Lexington’s social media influencers, enthusiasts, experts, and those looking to connect with locals in the social marketing field. Influence Lex will provide an authentic networking environment with an inspirational fireside chats with both an Instagram and LinkedIn panel discussion. Come out and connect with the social leaders in our city!
Where Social & Biz Worlds Unite. Not online... but in real life!
Featured Instagram Guests
Gabby Male (HealthEVO)
Kaylyn Gooslin (HealthEVO)
Jana Brooke (Dumbbell Bombshell)
Sarah Caton (Space, Place & Grace)
Ali Lee (Ali Lee Fitness)
Chase Minnifield (EZ Turn)
Featured LinkedIn/Facebook Guests
Michael Gililland (Not Average Media)
Koehler Slagel (Not Average Media)
Corey Baker (Chasing Better)
Bob Woods (Social Sales Link)
We will be hosting the event Thursday, November 15th starting at 5pm at Willie’s Locally Known, located at 286 Southland Dr. In addition to networking.. We'll be recording a live podcast, taking pictures, filming interviews, and there will be drinks and food available for purchase. Come by yourself, with friends, or bring your followers!
Willie’s Locally Known
286 Southland Dr
Thursday, November 15
Doors Open @ 5pm
Afterparty with DJ Prof @ 8:30
INFLUENCE LEX is organized by Startup Grind - a global community of entrepreneurs working together to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. This event is in correspondence with Global Entrepreneurship Week, and supports all of the movers, shakers, and influencers in our city. Willie's Locally Known will be offering 10% off all food for the night.
Partners & Sponsors:
Chasing Better (Book coming soon!)
Lexington Innovation Office
CALLING ALL INFLUENCERS and BRANDS to connect with us before the event. If you’d like to be featured, be a part of our shotgun interviews, or get more info about opportunities - email us here
*Accepting partnership & sponsorship inquiries
Jana Brooke is a full time Fitness Professional specializing in multiple arenas of fitness, such as: boxing, mittology, mixed martial arts cardio, Zumba, Hip Hop Hustle, Aqua Fitness, strength training, dance aerobics, spinning, and Ariel Yoga. She has her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and a thriving passion for health and fitness. She has launched her own brand, Dumbbell Bombshell Fitness, that she uses to influence and encourage healthy fitness living and lifestyles. (www.dumbbellbombshell.com)
After being announced as top two trainers in the nation with The Face of ReebokOne.com in 2014, she began her career as an affiliate and ambassador athlete with Reebok. Soon thereafter, Women's Health magazine named her as a top 5 candidate for The Next Fitness Star, and was featured working out Natalie Morales on the TODAY Show in the Fall of 2015. She made the cover of the magazine with her other top constituents, and went on to appear in a fitness DVD in early 2016. Jana has been training, instructing, coaching, modeling, and active in the fitness world for over 9 years.
Bachelor of Science Dietetics
Online Health & Wellness Coach
Co-founder of healthEVO, LLC
Social Media Influencer
Monster Energy Sponsored Athlete
I believe every individual's unique value and potential brings an unrivaled power to any team. If we change our mindset and focus on what we can change, then we can do some pretty remarkable things.
I have a passion for creating environments that facilitate growth and accountability to raise the status quo.
I believe we all have amazing potential, and, we have an obligation to help others discover their potential, maximize their strengths, and drive results.
I am an avid change leader, empowering people through inspiration and ownership.
Sarah Caton is an event planner turned blogger, photographer, and brand strategist who loves celebrating the work of women. She is the founder of the lifestyle blog, Space, Place & Southern Grace. Sarah is a fervent feminist who is passionate about professionalism. Sarah teaches community classes about self-care, social media, and personal development to build stronger identity and workplace confidence for millennials. She believes in owning your creative power, flexing your interpersonal assets, and actively working towards your goals. This Little Thing I Do Sometimes is her second title about entrepreneurship and business communication, preceded by the collegiate guidebook, Lessons We Paid For.
You can learn more about Sarah's new book here: The Little Things I Do Sometimes: A Book For Entrepreneurs
Check her website here: www.spaceplaceandsoutherngrace.com
Chase was born and raised in Lexington KY. Went to school at Henry Clay High school where he received a football scholarship to attend the University of Virginia. After being a two time all-american at the University of Virginia he played three seasons for the Washington Redskins from 2012 - 2014. After an injury riddled football career Chase Started his first company Helping Hands , a service company based in lexington Ky that has grown to service multiple areas of the country to date. Chase's latest venture is EZ Turn where he is CEO & Founder. EZ turn, a software and app, that helps student housing property managers & college campuses easily manage their high turnover in short time frame. Working with the likes of the University of Kentucky, American Campus Communities, & Peak Campus. EZ Turn was chosen one of the most disruptive startups in the country by Forbes and chosen to exhibit at the most recent Forbes under 30 summit in Boston.