Third Thursday One Year Anniversary

| October 27, 2011


It all began at Theater Square Marketplace with a group of Voice-Tribune subscribers and supporters looking to party one evening after work on a Thursday.

One year later, The Voice-Tribune’s Third Thursday After-Work Party is the event at which to see and to be seen. The Village Anchor hosted the most recent installment, which  celebrated the one-year anniversary of Third Thursday and highlighted the upcoming Breeders’ Cup.

A huge crowd filled the restaurant located in Anchorage, as guests came together to become acquainted with new friends and catch up with old friends. Several models walked throughout the restaurant sporting Breeders’ Cup attire as well as some fabulous fascinators fitting for the Breeder’s Cup Fascinator & Fedora Friday Presented by The Voice-Tribune.

“We were very pleased with the event and the turnout,” said Cathy Kruer of The Village Anchor. “We heard lots of good comments from the attendees. The giveaways were great. The models and the fashion were great. Everyone seemed to have fun including the staff.”

With swag bags to take home, giveaways from local boutiques and businesses, signature cocktails from Grey Goose and some fun inside the Showtime Photobooth, The Voice-Tribune and all of our friends had a fantastic time last Thursday.

Captain's Quarter.

Captain's Quarter.

While we enjoyed the festivities at The Village Anchor, we also loved the other venues we’ve visited for Third Thursday over the past year, all of which are excellent choices for lunch with friends or dinner before a night on the town.

Following our first stop at Theater Square Marketplace, we visited Z’s Oyster Bar, The Seelbach’s Oakroom, The Kentucky Center, Majid’s, Napa River Grill, Churchill Downs, Captain’s Quarters, Volare, Porcini, and Varanese.

“These monthly Third Thursday events have developed a very large and loyal following, but it’s really a different mix of people every time,” said Shari Baughman, Voice-Tribune senior account executive and organizer of the Third Thursday events. “The Voice-Tribune is already a welcome presence in the community and these events are an extension of that. With the support of a great group of sponsors, especially Bacardi and Northwestern Mutual, and a different venue each month, we are not only able to cover great events in our community, but bring our special brand of networking events to our readers on a regular basis.”

With each Third Thursday, we’ve had the opportunity to gather together with friends and strangers to connect with one another and unwind from a day of work with delectable cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and exciting prizes for a few lucky guests.

The Kentucky Center for the Arts.

The Kentucky Center for the Arts.

“The Third Thursday events were a unique way for representatives from our company to network among a really great crowd,” said Christi Cecil, a Northwestern Mutual Financial representative. “We loved the fact that they were at different, local restaurants – this made it fun for us to invite guests and clients to attend because they wanted to check out some of these hot spots.”

It’s been quite a year and we’re already looking forward to the next, as well as the list of venues we’ll experience with our core group of Third Thursday partiers. We couldn’t have done it without the generous help from our staffers, volunteers and all of our sponsors, and we certainly couldn’t have done it without you.

The Voice-Tribune is grateful for all who have continued to come out to each Third Thursday After-Work Party, and if you haven’t already been, we invite you to come to the next one. We won’t announce the location until we get closer to the event, so stay tuned for the reveal in the upcoming weeks.

Thanks again for all the support you’ve shown over the last year and for venturing out with us to various locations in Louisville. And, thank you for helping make Third Thursday the best Thursday of the month.

Contact writer Ashley Anderson at, 502.498.2051.


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Ashley Anderson

Ashley spends half her time writing stories at The Voice-Tribune office and half her time out on the town conducting interviews, while occasionally dressing in wild outfits to fully immerse herself in the experience (aka Princess Leia at Comic Con). Ashley is a huge UofL fan and loves the Yankees and the Boston Celtics (she is fully aware of the irony). She hopes to one day outshine Erin Andrews on ESPN and enjoys running, Bardstown Road/Fourth Street, Breaking Bad and reality TV (she’s not ashamed to admit that).

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