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Indiana company creates online marketplace for local businesses

Shopping locally is more important now than its ever been. Mel McMahon of Indiana Originals joined us today to share about her a new division to her company that will soon make it even easier to shop locally in the comfort of your own home. Here’s more from her:

This new division of our company will generate even more revenue for Indiana business owners and our communities. Announcing Indiana Gifts; a new e-commerce store showcasing Hoosier makers, creators, and service providers. At Indiana Gifts, we are always looking for great, Indiana-made products showcasing the creativity and innovation of our fellow Hoosiers. If you are an artist, designer, maker, or creator, consider Indiana Gifts a partner in the promotion and sale of your product.

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. Every business on our website and on our app powered by Freedom Foods is certified local. That means we guarantee they are Indiana-owned and operated, headquartered here, and not part of an out of state chain. Supporting our members keeps more money in Indiana, helps our communities be unique, and creates jobs. Whenever you see the badge, you know you are supporting local.

For every $100 spent locally, at least $68 of that stays in the local economy. That means each dollar you spend at an independent business returns three times more money to your local community than a dollar spent at a national. When you spend your money with local businesses, you help pump money back into the local economy through taxes, payroll, and purchases. That means more money for our roads, education, health and wellness resources, other services, new jobs, libraries, and more. Most local business owners agree that money made in our community should stay in our community.

To get your products in front of our buyers, email or mail your catalog to Indiana Gifts, 4250 W 99th St, STE 120, Carmel, IN 46032.

Please note, Indiana Gifts considers all submissions and accompanying information confidential. Learn more at Indiana.Gifts.

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To learn more about Indiana Originals and meet our other members, visit or download our app powered by Freedom Foods.

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