Small Business Spotlight: McCord Candies

Small Business Spotlight: McCord Candies

Historic McCord Candies is a Greater Lafayette, IN downtown business that holds a piece of our heart in the Christmas season! From their name, you deduce that they have candies here, but this business is so much more. It’s one of the oldest businesses in Greater Lafayette, IN, starting in 1912, and it’s part of tradition! They serve lunch sandwiches, phosphates (homemade sodas), candy canes (see below for tour information), chocolates, gift boxes, gummies, and more! This shop is a must see, especially during the holidays. Still looking for the perfect gift? McCord Candies has gift boxes available with their in house recipes! Candy Cane Tours We can’t mention this storefront without noting its specialty. McCord Candies is infamous for its candy canes! And what perfect timing! It’s candy cane season! McCord Candies offers candy cane tours in the store. The employees will lead you up the staircase to the second floor, and before your eyes, make candy canes, giving you the inside scoop. They spread out the sugar, melt the goods in a copper pot, and then give you an opportunity to mold your very own candy cane into whatever you want! Some before you have knotted or heart-ed or balled up their candy cane. The artistic ability is yours! Not to mention, at the end of the tour you can view Downtown Lafayette, IN through the upstairs windows. It’s one of the most beautiful views in Downtown Lafayette! Taking a candy cane tour is easy peasy. Tours are open:Friday’s 5:30-7:30Saturday’s noon-7:00Sunday’s noon-5:00 Tours are $5/person. McCord Candies Hours, Location, and Reviews Open from 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. on Monday – Saturdayand 12:00...
Small Business Spotlight: The Homestead

Small Business Spotlight: The Homestead

Home. What’s it to you? A warm meal with the people you love? A cozy spot on the couch with a blanket and a cup of coffee? Or is it just wherever you are with your tribe of family or friends? Well, we’ll tell you what- when you walk into the Homestead, you’ll feel at home. Well, it’ll feel like home, but it comes with the benefits of a homestead. From cozy corners for plugging in and for work or study in the afternoon to homemade goodies to fuel the day, there are so many things to love about this little hidden Greater Lafayette, IN gem! The Homestead Mission The Homestead, owned by Mike and Jody, has a heart to serve you up something wholesome and fresh straight from their kitchen. We took this little blurb right from their website because it describes their goal in their own, perfect words! Products at the Homestead With that mission statement in mind, you’ll “ooh” and “ahh” over the list of products available. We’re talking frozen meals for busy dinner nights, gift boxes to spoil the people in your life, fresh baked goods to fuel your day, a deli and lunch specials (complete with a daily calendar), catering for your events, or even fundraising for your organization! We encourage you to explore the Homestead‘s website for details on all aspects of these product areas (and photos of delicious food!). Be sure to stop by and try them out for breakfast, lunch, or a take home dinner. Enjoy your visit home at the Homestead! The Homestead Hours, Location, and Reviews Open Monday –...
Small Business Spotlight: Bask Aroma Co.

Small Business Spotlight: Bask Aroma Co.

bask / verb:revel in and make the most of (something pleasing) If there was any scent in the world for you to name as your favorite, what scent would that be? At a super fun addition to the Greater Lafayette, IN area, Bask Aroma Co., you can create your own personal aroma to bask in! It’s a fun, unique way to personally get creative, but it’s also a great thing to do with people you love! We had an opportunity as team to visit Bask Aroma and have some creative time together. Here’s what to expect when you come by for a visit! Bask Aroma’s Products and Party Options Bask Aroma Co. is a place where you can make your own personal scent for many different products. According to the Bask Aroma Co. Facebook page, you can, “Pour your own premium soy candles, room sprays, or diffusers at our Candle Bar with the fragrance you create! [They also have] wax melts, body scrub, shower gel, bubble bath, hand soap as options as well.” So, anything you can apply a fragrance to and enjoy, Bask Aroma’s got you. Additionally, it helps to know ahead of time what to expect when we say, “Create your own scent.” Click here to view the numerous fragrance options available! Bask Aroma also helps “scent” your business with private label options. Click here to dig into this unique offer! Bask Aroma Co. welcome patrons by walk in normally, but by appointment for larger groups. If you plan to attend with a group with over 5 people, click here for more information on how to notify...
Turkey Time Around Greater Lafayette!

Turkey Time Around Greater Lafayette!

Ahh, Thanksgiving! The time has come to dream of all things delicious: mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, Aunt Irma’s Oyster stuffing, and, of course, the turkey. If you’re in charge of the cooking and preparation, you’ll want to impress the masses, and we’re here to help you find all the information to do just that! The Greater Lafayette, IN area has many places that offer both fresh and frozen turkeys to prepare at home, but there are also many places to find an already prepared Thanksgiving dinner. So, where can you go to get your fresh or frozen turkeys or the prepared Thanksgiving meals in the Greater Lafayette, IN area? Here are your options! D&R Market in Lafayette, IN offers fresh turkeys from Bowman & Landes Farm Fresh Turkeys. Sizes range from 12-24# and you can pre-order them at (765) 448-6196. D&R also has fresh seafood and sides such as sweet potato casserole and more available for order. Click here to view the weekly ad for all of your options. Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market in both Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN is making your Thanksgiving Day easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Not only do they offer fresh turkeys to order, they also offer organic frozen turkeys, and an entire Thanksgiving Meal, prepared and given to you on the big day. Click here to view the pricing on each item mentioned here, or order today at https://holiday.freshthyme.com/#/ . Honey Baked Ham in Lafayette, IN will be your go-to if ham tickles your Thanksgiving fancy. Click here to view more details about ordering from Honey Baked Ham. Additionally, local grocery store chains...
Spotlight on the Trails Banquet Facility

Spotlight on the Trails Banquet Facility

Welcome to the Trails Banquet Facility! Let’s start with the big guns, shall we? Greater Lafayette, IN‘s Journal & Courier votes every year on the best buffet in town, and the Trails Banquet Facility rocks that top spot for almost a decade now. The funny part is, this is a predominantly private banquet facility that opens to the public on the weekends for brunch. What we’re trying to say, is that the Trails has so much to offer, and we’re excited to introduce you to one of Greater Lafayette, IN’s family owned businesses! About the Trails Banquet Facility Northwest of Downtown Lafayette, IN, through some beautiful, wooded Indiana scenery, sits the red, rustic inspired Trails Banquet Facility. According the their website, “The Trails has been a part of the Greater Lafayette landscape since 1955. In 1990, the well respected Van’s Catering Service purchased The Trails Banquet Facility to provide the area with a unique dining experience.” There are 4 rooms to rent, catering to any size group (up to 300 people). Click here for more information on the venue itself! With 4 rooms to rent, the Trails is perfect for any event. They are able to accomendate many types of parties including graduation, retirement and holiday, and more! Additionally, the Trails is a beautiful wedding venue, named the best in Greater Lafayette, IN for that in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016! Click here for more detailed information on weddings, rooms to rent, and pricing. Sunday Brunch Whether you attend a church on Sunday, or it’s your rest and relaxation day, Brunch is one of the...
Spotlight on Antique Candle Co. of Greater Lafayette, IN

Spotlight on Antique Candle Co. of Greater Lafayette, IN

We found this photo on Antique Candle Co.’s Facebook page! Here in small town Lafayette, IN, we have big opportunities to shop small at local businesses. This particular small business, Antique Candle Company, creates hand made, farmhouse soy candles as their expertise. With over 200 US and Canadian stores carrying this product, we’re excited to share this one with you. These candles are fun, trendy additions to your decor and overall ambiance. So, as the Fall season approaches in Greater Lafayette, IN get cozy in your home with some of these beautiful, locally crafted candles! This is an entirely online company with a home base in Lafayette, IN. However, Antique Candle Company does have a wholesale option. So, you can find these candles at stores in the area such as: Sacred Grounds and The Homestead. What an amazing thing coming from our community. Click here to find locate candles near you. About Antique Candle Company’s Farmhouse Candles and Scents Available Farmhouse candles are all about the aesthetics. Poured in Ball mason jars, these all white, pure looking candles provide lovely fragrances for all occasions and seasons. Click here to view all the scent options! On the frequently asked question page, Antique Candle Company answers the question: What are the most popular fragrances? This will help you know where to begin! “Sweet Lemon and Momma’s Kitchen are candle favorites year round, while Fall Harvest and Peppermint are our top seasonal scents offered during the fall and holiday seasons. Every Antique Candle Co. fragrance is hand-selected by our candle makers and approved by candle testers to ensure you receive the BEST...