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Louisville Distilled is a weekly online magazine and website focused on what's next for Louisville. Through spirited conversations and insightful stories, Louisville Distilled celebrates the city's innovators, new economy and cultural landscape.

Our features focus on neighborhood transformations, remarkable people, dynamic companies and nonprofits, and emerging developments and innovations propelling Louisville forward. Not only do we identify the Louisville's game changers, influencers and visionaries, but we share their successes and solutions that shake-up our city.

Got news or a story tip?
What are we missing? What story idea would you love to see covered? We're always interested in hearing about new business openings, restaurant news, innovation and technology news, neighborhood news, arts and culture and about anything in the built environment. Email us at: feedback@louisvilledistilled.com.

Want to contribute?
We are always on the hunt for great local writers to contribute to Louisville Distilled. Please send pitches and background information to: feedback@louisvilledistilled.com.


Publisher: John Guthrie
John is a Louisville native and passionate advocate for our fair city. He grew up in the Clifton and Crescent Hill neighborhoods, but left Louisville in 1995 to complete a journalism degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. John lived and worked in New York City, Muncie, Ind., and Cleveland, where he completed his MBA at Case Western Reserve University. He returned to Louisville in 2005 and began his work with Ashley|Rountree and Associates, a local consulting firm working with nonprofit organizations on philanthropy, volunteer engagement, fundraising, sustainability and growth.

John was recognized as one of Business First's Forty Under 40 in 2009. He continues to work on projects with Ashley|Rountree and Associates, which takes him to all corners of the community and beyond. John is grateful to family, friends and colleagues who have helped Louisville Distilled become a reality. 


Managing Editor: Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman
 
A Cleveland native turned Louisville resident by way of Chicago, Melanie brings more than 17 years of publishing experience to Louisville Distilled. After graduating from Indiana University Bloomington with degrees in english and journalism, Melanie worked in various editor positions at national magazines in Chicago and Los Angeles.

She re-located to Louisville in 2004 and became a successful freelance editor and writer, covering topics such as food, beverage, design, healthcare, education and business. Her articles have appeared in Draft, The National Culinary Review, Pizza Today, Complete Woman, Louisville magazine, Business First, Her Scene and more. Most recently, she was Editor-in-Chief of Medical News and Medical News for You. She lives in the East End with her husband, Sean, two children and one dog.












 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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