Indiana Originals has been growing thanks to locally owned and operated businesses, Facebook likes, and twitter followers. We are very humbled by all the positive feedback and support that we have received. To date we have eight members signed up, several pending (fill out the application completely!), 695 Facebook likes, and 953 Twitter followers! As pleased…

New exhibition intended to educate consumers, promote agriculture The Indiana State Fair is now accepting applications from Hoosier brewers and wineries to participate in the inaugural Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition at this year’s fair, Aug. 1 – 17.  There is no charge to participate, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served…

In theaters: Jersey Boys Clint Eastwood directs this true-life tale of the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Interesting counterprogramming to a summer season usually full of bombast and explosions, but buyer beware: that a movie like this, usually Oscar-bait material, isn’t opening during the more awards-friendly end-of-year slot, may be…

Fight for Small is a local initiative to make Indiana the most ‘online’ state in the United States. The stats very, but it is a safe bet to say 47% to 53% of small businesses in Indiana don’t have a website. Most that do have a website are not utilizing them to their fullest potential.…

    Join the Indiana Historical Society as they continue their travels in commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial November 4th through the 7th. During this trip, you will follow Union general William T. Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah.   The trip includes a tour of Atlanta’s Cyclorama, the world’s largest…

Indiana Originals wants to thank you for referring new members! Did you refer a new member to Indiana Originals?  Make sure they enter your name and email address in the “How did you hear about Indiana Originals?” section of the Become an Original application.  After your referral is enrolled, we will contact you and send you a…

http://www.ilsr.org/key-studies-walmart-and-bigbox-retail/#1 Here is an interesting website with several studies about buying local versus buying from a big-box store or chain store. This webpage looks at everything from employment, to traffic issues, to charitable giving. Every study has a summary and a link to download the published research. We’re not endorsing the opinions in any way–we…

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