Support Small Businesses in Northern Indiana

Although you may not be able to physically visit your favorite restaurants or shops, you can still support the local economy during this difficult time. 

FOOD

The governor’s order to close restaurants and bars allows an exception for carry-out and delivery. A great excuse to skip cooking!

RETAIL

Many local storefronts have closed their doors for the time being, but some continue to sell their goods via online shops.

SERVICES

Emergencies still happen and people still require professional services. Find out what businesses are still operating.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I list my business or restaurant?

Simply click on “Submit a Listing” and fill out our simple form. Make sure to be descriptive when you fill out your services and products. Consider this an advertisement to future customers/clients who may not know you.  Include your address, contact information, website, and social media.

What does it cost to be included?

Nada, zilch, nothing. In times like these, sticking together and lending a hand is what builds community. You are providing a service or product that we all need. We have the ability to help you promote it. It’s what we can do to help in this time. Listing your business, restaurant, or service is FREE.

What businesses are eligible to be listed on Shop Northern Indiana?

This web directory is intended to assist local businesses. Local means you are in operation in northern Indiana (including but not limited to Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, DeKalb, and Allen Counties). Your business is locally owned and operated small business.

How can I change my listing?

Updating your listing may be important. We want to make sure the listings on this directory are accurate. If you change your hours, add a new service, decide to not continue working in this environment, we ask that you update your listing. Businesses can update their listings here.

How can I get help moving my business online?

We at Write Connections | strategy + design, LLC. would be happy to chat with you about your online options. We offer web design, branding, social media management, and other marketing services. Checking out your options is no charge.

I thought only ‘essential’ businesses could remain open. Doesn’t this violate the Stay-at-Home order?

In our digital world, customers and business owners can both “Stay-at-Home” and still do business — isn’t that amazing? We trust that the businesses listed on this directory are balancing the needs of public safety with their own livelihoods. Many are taking extreme precautions to provide even the limited services listed here, whether it’s curbside pick-up or contactless payment options.