We have big news! Our new app is live and helps Hoosiers find and support local businesses faster and easier. We take the guesswork out of identifying local businesses and nonprofits by supplying you a curated list of Indiana owned-and-operated companies, headquartered in Indiana and not part of an out-of-state chain. The application features a map allowing users to select a location and see Indiana Originals in that area.
“Independent businesses put three to five times more money back into our local economy,” said Mel McMahon, co-founder of Indiana Originals. “Our members want to stand out from their national competitors and let the consumers know they are here creating healthier, stronger communities and more jobs in Indiana. We exist to encourage a local preference and facilitate greater use of local services, art, food and more. Every business on IndianaOriginals.com and our app is certified local. When you see the badge, you know you are supporting local.”
The creation of the mobile phone application was developed in partnership with Indiana Originals member Freedom Foods, based in Wolcott, Ind.
“Freedom Foods is thrilled to come alongside Indiana Originals to build this wonderful app that will help all Hoosiers connect with Hoosier businesses,” said Ryan Schleman, co-owner of Freedom Foods. “We are proud to be Indiana Originals members and appreciate their advocacy for small, independent businesses.”
Each business featured on the website and the application has applied for Indiana Originals membership. Consumers can search the website and application for free. Businesses pay a membership fee to be listed and receive a variety of tools to grow their business and show Hoosier pride. Download the application for free in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
About Indiana Originals
Indiana Originals was founded in 2014 to simplify the search for local, Indiana-based businesses. Our mission is to create healthier, stronger communities and more jobs in Indiana by encouraging and facilitating a greater use of Indiana-based businesses. All of our members are locally owned and operated businesses headquartered in Indiana. Whenever you see the badge, you know you are supporting local.
About Freedom Foods
Freedom Foods is a family-owned and operated farm in Wolcott, Indiana delivering high-quality, natural produce to Hoosier’s front doors in Central Indiana. By using gardening techniques and constructing greenhouses, Freedom Foods has the capability to provide fresh, naturally grown produce year-round. Learn more at freedomfoodsindiana.com.