About Indie Owned

The idea to launch Indie Owned™ was born when the daughter of a Brookline business owner shared the story of her father's transformation from a traveling consultant, with a passion for games and puzzles, to a puzzle-shop owner in Coolidge Corner. I was intrigued by his story, his commitment to the community, and the involvement of his family in the business. I figured I wasn't the only one who would like to know more about the personal stories of other independent business owners -- written in their own words.

We began by creating this website, allowing each participant to create their own personal profile. Three months later, we mailed Indie Owned: Brookline ~ 2007, spotlighting over 100 independently owned businesses, to 15,000 Brookline homeowners. The reception from the Brookline residents and business owners was remarkable, encouraging us to spotlight other towns. From this initial idea, we have created the following publications that feature the stories of over 2,000 Greater Boston businesses.

  • Brookline, MA 2007 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Newton, MA 2008 - Circulation: 25,000
  • Brookline, MA 2009 - Circulation: 17,000
  • Jamaica Plain, MA 2008 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Allston/Brighton 2008 - Circulation: 11,000
  • Wellesley, MA 2008 - Circulation: 10,000
  • Concord, MA 2009 - Circulation: 13,000
  • Concord Chamber of Commerce Directory 2010 - Circulation: 10,000
  • Malden Chamber of Commerce Directory 2011 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce 2011 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Roslindale, MA 2010 - Circulation: 12,000
  • Winchester Chamber of Commerce 2011 - Circulation: 10,000
  • Belmont, MA 2011 - Circulation: 8,000
  • Waltham Restaurant and Visitor's Guide 2012 - Circulation: 30,000
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce 2012 - Circulation: 22,000
  • Concord Chamber of Commerce Directory 2012 - Circulation: 11,000
  • Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce 2013 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Winchester Chamber of Commerce 2013 - Circulation: 10,500
  • Bedford, MA 2013 - Circulation: 6,500
  • Medford, MA 2013 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Woburn, MA 2014 - Circulation: 12,500
  • Waltham Restaurant and Visitor's Guide 2014 - Circulation: 30,000
  • Concord Chamber of Commerce Directory 2014 - Circulation: 12,000
  • Middlesex West, MA 2014 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Malden Chamber of Commerce Directory 2015 - Circulation: 10,000
  • Everett, MA 2015 - Circulation: 10,000
  • Winchester Chamber of Commerce 2015 - Circulation: 10,500
  • Woburn, MA 2015 - Circulation: 12,500
  • Waltham Restaurant and Visitor's Guide 2016 - Circulation: 25,000
  • Concord Chamber of Commerce Directory 2016 - Circulation: 12,000
  • Middlesex West, MA 2016 - Circulation: 15,000
  • Winchester Chamber of Commerce 2017 - Circulation: 9,000

We certainly have learned a lot since embarking on this project. At the top of the list is our appreciation for the "day in a life" of an independent business owner, whether they are founders of their own business or independent franchise owners. We've learned how hard they work and how significantly they contribute to the fabric of their communities - both with their time and dollars. Our publications proudly tell the stories of the people behind the businesses in their town.

Sincerely,
Debra R. Thompson
Hank Eskin
Publishers: Indie Owned LLC



Indie Owned, LLC
258 Harvard Street # 333
Brookline, MA 02446
617-264-0594
[email protected]
www.IndieOwned.com


Indie Owned™ is a publication dedicated to spotlighting independent businesses. Copyright 2007-2017 by Indie Owned,LLC. All rights reserved. Entire contents copyrighted 2007-2017 by Indie Owned, LLC. Indie Owned, reserves the right to edit and / or reject any content. All content submitted for publication is deemed advertising. Indie Owned, LLC is not responsible for errors in advertising beyond the original cost of submission. Indie Owned, LLC is not responsible for the validity of claims made by advertisers. Publication of material appearing in Indie Owned is prohibited without written permission of the publishers.

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