TODAY? LAST OCTOBER IS THE CHEZ FIGALY IN HIS WIFE FARRAH FULFILLED A DREAM THAT HAS HAD BNEE ON HOLD FOR YEARS OPENING SIMPLY MEDERRAITNEAN ON BR OWNSBORO ROAD. MOST RECIPES ARE FERROUS. MY MOM FARAS AND MY MOM SO THE FALAFEL IS SO GOOD WE CALLED IT FALAFEL SALIVA. SYLVIE’S MOM, BUT THE CHICKEN MENU, YOU KNOW IS ALWAYS FORWARD WAS THE EASY PART. A COUPLE’S BUSINESSES SURVIVED COVID THANKS TO FARMERS MARKETS AND NOWEE BRS LIMITED CATERING. THANK YOU, AND THAT WOULD BE YOUR MR. BUT OPENING A BRICK AND MORTAR HAS BROUGHT A NEW SET OF CHALLENGES. THIS IS WHY FEGALI WHO IMMIGRATED FROM LEBANON JOINED REACH? THIS IS AN INITIATIVE OF THE CITY OFFICE FOR GLOBALIZATION OF LOUISVILLE AHEAD AND THE LOUISVLEILMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO HELP IMMIGRANTS REACH THEIR POTENTIAL. THEN MORE THAN 35 PEOPLE LIKE XIAT AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN HELPED MANY TIMES, IT’S HAPPENED HERE THAT PEOPLE FEEL REALLY EVALUATED AND IT GIVES THEM A KIND OF MOMENTUM AND MOTIVATION. KEEP DOING WHAT THEY DO AND SHARE THIS WITH AN AMOS CITY EITHER AMANA OR RCHEA IS AN IMMIGRANT TOO. HE SAYS IT HAS BEEN AMAZING TO SEE OTHERS SUCCEED. AND FAGALI SAYS WITH THE HELP OF THE CITY. IT HELPS EVEN MORE TO PROMOTE HIS BUSINESS. I HAD A DREAM TO BRING LIKE MY FOOD TO BRING LOVE TO THIS IN LOUISVILLE LIKE THROUGH MY COOKING MY LEBANESE COOKING AEND ISTH

New initiative in Louisville providing resources to help immigrants succeed in business

Last fall, Ziat Feghali and his wife, Farrah, realized a dream that had been waiting for years. The couple opened “Simply Mediterranean” on Brownsboro Road, as a nod to their Lebanese heritage. .But the menu was the easy part. The couple’s business has survived COVID-19 thanks to farmers’ markets and limited catering, but opening a physical store has brought a new set of challenges. That’s why Feghali was grateful for a partnership with “REACH,” an initiative of the city’s Office of Globalization, Louisville Forward, and the Louisville Small Business Development Center. Overall, the goal is to help immigrants reach their potential and recover from the negative impacts of COVID-19. Economic Revitalization: Big events bringing big business back to downtown Louisville, neighboring neighborhoods. Workshops and mentorships connect them to resources and help immigrants deal with issues like finances and compliance. To date, approximately 35 people have participated in the program. “When people feel seen, it really validates them and gives them more momentum to keep doing what they’re doing and sharing it with the city,” Amos Izerimana, who works with REACH, tells WLKY. Izerimana said it was amazing to see others succeed. Feghali says that with the help of the city, he hopes to further develop his business. that’s what I did,” he said. Several upcoming workshops have been scheduled at the South Central Regional Library at 7300 Jefferson Blvd. Here are the dates:Wednesday, May 18, 5:30-8 p.m.: Business FinanceSaturday, May 21, 9:00-11:30 a.m.: Special session on financeWednesday, May 25, 5:30-8:00 p.m.: MarketingSaturday, May 28, 9:00-11:30 a.m.: Operations management

Last fall, Ziat Feghali and his wife, Farrah, realized a dream that had been waiting for years. The couple opened “Simply Mediterranean” on Brownsboro Road, as a nod to their Lebanese heritage.

“Most of the recipes are from Farrah’s mom, Farrah and my mom. The falafel is so good we named it after my mom,” Feghali told WLKY.

But the menu was the easy part. The couple’s business has survived COVID-19 thanks to farmers’ markets and limited catering, but opening a physical store has brought a new set of challenges.

That’s why Feghali was grateful for a partnership with “REACH,” an initiative of the city’s Office of Globalization, Louisville Forward, and the Louisville Small Business Development Center. Overall, the goal is to help immigrants realize their potential and recover from the negative effects of COVID-19.

Economic revitalization: Big events bringing big business back to downtown Louisville, neighboring neighborhoods

Workshops and mentorships connect them to resources and help immigrants navigate areas such as finances and compliance issues. To date, approximately 35 people have participated in the program.

“When people feel seen, it really validates them and gives them more momentum to keep doing what they’re doing and sharing it with the city,” Amos Izerimana, who works with REACH, told WLKY.

Izerimana said it was amazing to see others succeed. Feghali says that with the help of the city, he hopes to further develop his business.

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“I had a dream to bring my love of food to the city of Louisville, my Lebanese cuisine and that’s what I did,” he said.

Several upcoming workshops have been scheduled at the South Central Regional Library at 7300 Jefferson Blvd. Here are the dates :

  • Wednesday May 18, 5:30-8 p.m.: Corporate Finance
  • Saturday May 21, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Special session devoted to finances
  • Wednesday 25 May, 5.30-8 p.m.: Marketing
  • Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Operations management