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LHOME is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution that provides affordable loans and financial coaching to promote small business and homeownership for ALL Louisvillians, especially in the West and South End. 

Iristify organized an breakfast meeting for approximately 100 community leaders to learn about their success of  raising  $1.5 million in loan funds and operating capital, and making $155,000 of loans to low-income small business owners and homeowners in Louisville, KY. The event raised over twice of its goal and received local press coverage.


The organizer of the Louisville Women in Technology Conference wanted to enhance their attendees' experience with videos, images, and music. Iristify came to their aid creating a 30-minute video filled with inspirational quotes from powerful women.  We captured all their sponsor logos and created an animated slideshow.  We designed multiple slides that were shown on screen to promote each presenter and other activities at the event. To top it off, Iristify ran the tech equipment throughout the event ensuring all videos, presentations, music, and images were displayed properly.  Comments from guests confirmed that Iristify's additions enhanced their experience and we have already been asked to play a bigger role in 2019. 


U.S. Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Hal Hiner (KY-5th), KY Governor Matt Bevin, Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal, Appalachian Regional Commission Director Earl Gohl and several other government and business leaders attended an event to celebrate the success of Interapt's TEKY initiative. The 32-week training program taught software coding skills to individuals living in the Appalachian region. The average starting annual salary of a student was $17,000. Post program the average annual salary was $42,000.


Iristify was brought in to handle media relations and event planning. National web, TV, and print media covered the event, which was also streamed live by KET. 

Photograph provided by Interapt.


Israeli Women of Varying Faith Bring Message of Peace to Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky:   A group of Israeli women, including Muslims, Christians and Jews, who call themselves, Women Cooking: A Dialogue, came to Louisville for 3 days of events to deliver a message of peace. Iristify found them all housing, prepared the host families, arranged in-town transportation, organized one of their speaking engagements, assisted with the others, and handled their media relations.


The women come from an area of Israel that has seen losses from bombings over the years. Despite these extraordinary circumstances, these women decided to gather monthly to share a meal and learn about each other’s culture in an effort to become friends.  The women, many of whom were first time travelers, are living examples of shattering barriers and stereotypes while strengthening the bonds between them. Several community leaders participated in the speaking engagements and events.

Iristify CEO Aly Goldberg has since joined a local group of Muslim and Jewish women who now meet each month to share food, laughter, and support for one another. 


LGBT Activist Speaks to Students


Louisville, Kentucky: The Journalism and Communication Magnet at duPont Manual High School strives to give students opportunities to listen to and ask questions of people with varying points of view. 


Iristify was asked to print in Bishop Gene Robinson, a nationally recognized speaker, author and LGBT activist. School officials met with us ensure the program would be run respectfully and insisted on providing additional security. 

The program went off with no issues. Students and guests asked very thoughtful questions and Bishop Robinson delivered his inspiring and uplifting message. 


In addition, additional funds were raised for The Pubishers, the parent support group for Manual's J&C Magnet. 

Photograph provided by Emma Bornschein.


Maryhurst provides a residential place of healing for girls whose history of trauma have left them without a home. Seventeen of these girls participated in a 10-week program created by The Earhart Club.


Iristify was asked to create an event that would reward the girls for their hard work and reinforce how specials each of them is.  We created a tea party with real china, table linens and flower centerpieces. For most of the girls, this was the first time they had the opportunity to hold fine china in their hands. We also did a dress-up photo shoot and had plenty of pizza and ice cream! As the girls spoke about their improved confidence levels and stronger relationships, we were incredibly inspired. These are amazing young ladies, who have endured the unthinkable and come out shining. We are grateful to have met each one of them. 


When Ankur Gopal, CEO of Interapt, found himself gaining a whirlwind of media attention.  He reached out to Iristify for support. Over a 6-month period, articles ran in local, national and international press on line, in print, on the radio and on TV.  


The highlight of the coverage was when Hasan Minhaj of Comedy Central's The Daily Show did a feature piece on the company. Iristify helped to organize the shoot, maintained communication with the producers, and prepped the interviewees. 



Professional Reporters Engage Future Reporters

Louisville, Kentucky: Iristify brought in two reporters to speak at duPont Manual High School about how to become a professional reporter and what it is like to work in the technology industry.

Jason Hiner is the Editor-in-Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. Jason is also the co-author of the book Follow the Geeks (


Ashlee Clark Thompson is a Senior Associate Editor for CNET as well as a freelance writer,  author of “Louisville Diners”, and a blogger ( 


Iristify was responsible for organizing the event, booking the speakers and getting sponsors. The event raised money for Publishers Inc., a booster club at Manual High and gave students a chance to learn from professionals.


Environmental Award & Event Created


Louisville, KY: Project Warm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that weatherizes homes for low income families.  Their efforts help to lower utility bills, reduce energy usage, and keep people warm in their own homes. When they needed to raise funds in order to continue serving our community, Iristify employees stepped up to help. 


We created "The Green Spark Awards" to honor some of Louisville's most active energy conservationists. Corporate and private sponsors stepped up to help honor these individuals and support this amazing organization. 

Iristify ran the program the first two year.  The annual program continues with the support of Project Warm staff and volunteers. 


The Help Us Grow (H.U.G.) Reading Program is working to improve the chances that second and third grade students will lead productive lives be improving their reading skills.  The organization double in size its first two years. 


Iristify was called in to help prepare them for their third increase, improve all of their business processes and move them to a digital business management platform. Over a 4 month period, Iristify created a business plan, formalized Board procedures, wrote process flow documentation, created a design standards guide and helped prepare H.U.G. for its next growth spurt.


While it was long ago (1999), it remains our CEO's favorite event. Her client was Cap Gemini America, a division of a European technology consulting firm that was still relatively new to the U.S. market.  It was determined that that their target market had a fondness for tennis.  Working with the sales team, she selected the tournament, then went on to plan a 3-day experience for CEO's and their spouses. From the airport to the hotel, to the venue and back again, guests were completely pampered. The sales team was coached as to when to leverage certain aspects of the plan. And, everything went off without a hitch. Within one week of the event, the team had closed over $11 million in sales.  



Producer Brings in Additional Funds

Jewish Family and Career Services of Louisville wanted an event to raise funds and engage their stakeholders in a thought provoking way. Iristify booked producer Dr. Neal Baer.

Baer used his personal experiences as a physician and educator and transformed them into public stories on Law and Order: SVU and previously for six seasons on the hit NBC show ER. Many of these stories mirror lives of people who walk through the doors everyday at Jewish Family & Vocational Service.

Dr. Baer provided examples of how he utilized television to not only educate the public, but also to change their opinions about tough issues such as rape and HIV. He believes we can all do a better job of personalizing issues that we are passionate about in order to get others to react.

Over 100 attended the event and there was an increase in fundraising dollars attributed to the event. 


Ladies Event to Strengthen Community


Louisville, Kentucky: The Jewish Community of Louisville's Women Philanthropy Group called on Iristify to create an event to would bring Jewish women of all denominations and ages together for a fun, low budget event that would help more people to connect to the Jewish Community.


Iristify's solution was a Ladies Chanukah Party. Over100 women ages18 to 89 attended the festivities. Every Jewish congregation in Louisville was represented. The Standard Club was transformed into a Chanukah Wonderland.


There were 4 activities: Fun Photos, Cup Cake Decorating provided by Kroger, Painting provided by Whet Your Pallette, and massages provided by the JCC. There were also two signature cocktails thanks to Heaven Hill Distilleries, food brought by over 30 attendees, and desserts donated by Sweet Surrender. 


Photographs provided by Ted Wirth Photography


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