- What kinds of businesses do you promote?
- What do local businesses owners do for our community?
- Can I search the website for free or do I have to have a membership?
What kinds of businesses do you promote? Our members are business owners who want you to know they live here, work here, and play here. They are the business owners donating food to shelters, sponsoring the little league teams, and employing hundreds of thousands of people in our state. Every business on IndianaOwned.com falls into one of two categories. They are either an “Original,” meaning the company is Indiana-owned and operated, headquartered here, and not part of an out-of-state chain, or they are a “Franchise Friend,” meaning the franchise is Indiana-owned and operated, the owner lives here in Indiana, and is engaged in our community.
When you see the Indiana Owned badge, you know you are supporting a local business.
What do local businesses owners do for our community? Buying local is more than just a trend—it’s vital for healthy, thriving communities. Thriving communities are nurtured by local businesses. Buying from Indiana Owned businesses connects producers and consumers in a way that national chains don’t. We continuously look for ways to partner with national companies, but we always keep in mind that local ownership means roots in the community and influence in the decisions affecting our lives and our local environment.
Can I search the website for free or do I have to have a membership? Anyone can search the website, but we encourage you to join as a community member or business member! There are advantages to being able to login to the website and take advantage of a variety of features. Anyone can be a community member, but only businesses that are Indiana owned and operated and have roots in our state can be members. Every business on IndianaOwned.com is approved for membership, so when you support a business found on our website, you know you are supporting an Original or an Indiana-Owned franchise.