Small Business Spotlight: Wildcat Creek Winery

Small Business Spotlight: Wildcat Creek Winery

Wildcat Creek Winery changes our Greater Lafayette, IN fun night out plans forever. Established in 2007, this local winery has a wine taste for your favorite pairings. There are a few award winning wines that constantly stay on the menu, but there are plenty of seasonal treats that come and go throughout the year, too. The entire grounds invite you in with lush, beautiful Indiana greenery, and it’ll beg you to stay a little while and relax. About Wildcat Creek Winery “We’re a rustic winery with a focus on Midwestern fruit & hospitality.” The cozy quarters and open pasture land give us all the feels this mission statement describes. You’ll see once you get here, but just trust us. They know the Indiana do’s and don’ts of all things rustic, Midwestern, and hospitable. One thing we love about this local business, is their heart for other local businesses. Through the years, you’ll find Wildcat Creek Winery supporting and selling other products made and sold in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. Cheeses and pairing suggestions from Fair Oaks Farm is one of our favorites in this category. You”ll also periodically see events revolving around artists and promoting their work on the grounds, and we love love love that sort of community involvement! On a regular basis, you can monitor the Facebook and Instagram pages to find special events. Wildcat Creek Winery does a great job at planning and hosting events for things such a Valentine’s Day, Cranberry Harvest, everything Indiana Fall, and more. We recommend these great events for a change of pace! COVID-19 Regulations While inside, Wildcat Creek Winery...
Small Business Spotlight: Noble Roman’s Craft Pizza and Pub

Small Business Spotlight: Noble Roman’s Craft Pizza and Pub

Did someone say pizza? This Indianapolis, IN based company has 6 locations throughout our great state, and one is here in our neck of the woods! There are a few things that make Noble Roman’s stand out in the Greater Lafayette, IN pizza world, but overall, they are a step above because they treat pizza as an art and craft. Noble Romans has fun pizza topping combinations available for you and your taste bud’s delight. Root Beer and Cream Soda on tap add a fun, family friendly option to the pub menu! Come on in for the next game day. Noble Roman’s Craft Pizza and Pub History and Menu You might recognize the name as a gas station pizza or take and bake grocery pizza. Well, you’re not wrong. There are multiple branches of this company, and all those are Noble Roman’s Options. This branch, the craft pizza and pub, is a totally separate part with goals to cater to the “come on in and sit down” crowd. Here are a few things from the website listed as their mission statement! “Dough made from scratch in our glass-enclosed, climate-controlled dough roomUltra-premium, high protein King Arthur brand flour that is never bleached or bromatedEvery pizza is crafted to order from our selection of over 40 toppingsTraditional thinner crust or our signature Deep-Dish Sicilian crustOur famous breadsticks are scratch-made and hand-rolled fresh dailySauce from vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh veggies and filler-free meats and cheesesVariety that includes jumbo fresh salads, house pastas and baked sandwichesThe ‘Piazza Bar’ features over 29 beers and 16 wines, with many craft and local favoritesA self-serve, craft root...
Small Business Spotlight: Retail Therapy Boutique

Small Business Spotlight: Retail Therapy Boutique

Retail Therapy: shopping with the primary purpose of boosting one’s mood. Articles from Forbes, Healthline, Psychology Today, rave about the effectiveness of retail therapy. While it might be a slightly expensive coping mechanism, there are true and real benefits for boosting the mood while shopping. We all need a little bit of a mood boost in our lives every now and again, don’t we? Fortunately, a new, locally owned boutique down town has your mental health in mind! They’re here for you! All joking aside, this downtown friend opened their doors at the beginning of June, and we’re thankful to add them to the loved Greater Lafayette, IN small business circle! With clothing and accessory items from small and local vendors, you’ll be sure to find that unique, special piece for the perfect occasion! Dare we even say, holiday shopping?! If you’re on a stroll downtown, be sure to check this small business out, and get you some retail therapy! Keep in touch through these COVID-19 influenced times on the Retail Therapy Boutique’s Facebook page. Stay up to date with current inventory pictures on there too. Also, while you’re inside. The boutique for a visit, be sure to connect with the staff for clothing pairing tips and trends! These folk will keep you up to date with al your fashionista needs! Retail Therapy Boutique Hours, Location, and Reviews Retail Therapy is open from Tuesday to Friday from Noon to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. They close weekly on Sunday and Monday. 1005 Main St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Find helpful business reviews on Facebook and...
Small Business Spotlight: Kenny Kendall’s Gourmet Popcorn

Small Business Spotlight: Kenny Kendall’s Gourmet Popcorn

Are you a extra butter popcorn eater? Or do you doctor it up with some drizzled chocolate and coconut flakes? Well, no matter your popcorn preference, your world is about to be rocked with the knowledge of Kenny Kendall’s Gourmet Popcorn. “POP on in!” to this super fun, locally owned restaurant for some amazing and different-than-you’ve-ever-seen popcorn and more. Kenny Kendall’s Gourmet Popcorn is located just outside of Lafayette in Dayton, IN. Enjoy samples of their delicious, seasonal popcorn flavors, and maybe also pop in for lunch for some of their food stand styled eatery meals. See more details below! Kenny Kendall’s Popcorn and Candy Store Here are some things to check out right now! Summer flavors include Blueberry Pie and Watermelon Lemonade. Specialty baskets for all occasions such as graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas are available! In store options also feature gourmet pop corn donuts and cakes with flavors such as “Birthday Blitz” and “Lemon Pound Cake”. You will not be disappointed by any of these options, folks. Kenny Kendall’s Eatery In addition to their candied popcorn, Kenny Kendall’s is also an eatery. Here’s the menu for your dining pleasure. We’re already drooling over these options! Menus found at https://www.kennykendalls.com/eatery Please get out there and support your local businesses during this time! We need each other, and this is a great way to show love to your community. Kenny Kendall’s Gourmet Popcorn Hours, Location, and Reviews Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.MCLOSED weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday *Please call ahead to confirm hours and occupancy allowance. Modifications might be in place due...
Small Business Spotlight: Trader’s Point Creamery

Small Business Spotlight: Trader’s Point Creamery

“Fresh. Simple. Organic.” is their slogan, and we can’t think of a better way to describe Trader’s Point Creamery! This small business sits about 50 miles outside of Greater Lafayette, IN, but we want you to know about it for your next day trip adventure. Take a literally step onto the farm for a weekend brunch, date night, or as a destination for your next major event. This versatile, comfortable and cozy wide open space serves their crowd in many ways. All about the small scale and perfecting the small batch, heart and soul goes into every product created by Trader’s Point Creamery. As we describe the offerings of their farm, know that these are top of their class in origin, process, and presentation. Expect finely tuned recipes, detail from the aged cheeses to the milkshakes to the chairs you sit in, and friendly, smiling faces that make the experience complete. In an effort to adequately describe the space and products, we’ll use some information directly from the Trader’s Point Creamery Website. The Loft: Restaurant “At Traders Point Creamery, we believe that food has a story. As a farm-to-table restaurant with organic and sustainable sourcing, we follow our food from the pasture to the plate to ensure that you can trust its sources. We believe that the finest dishes begin with fresh ingredients. Some ingredients travel only a short distance from our land to our kitchen, while many others come from local sustainable farms that we cultivate relationships with.Our rotating menu reflects our dedication to raising and serving food in harmony with the land. Featured dishes rotate with seasonal changes...
Small Business Spotlight: Trinity Life Ministry

Small Business Spotlight: Trinity Life Ministry

Have you cleaned out your house during quarantine, and now you need a place to drop it off? Next time you’re organizing or decluttering, consider Trinity Life Ministry. This multifaceted organization collects gently used clothing, furniture, household items, books, and more at their thrift store. It then gives 100% of profit to turn around and pour directly back into the Greater Lafayette, IN community. It serves our community through a “12-month residential life transforming service to men eighteen years of age and older.” “Founded in 1985 as ‘Trinity House,’ we operated as a homeless facility for those who wished to live in a semi-structured environment to help establish order and provide a stepping stone. Alcohol and drug addiction were prevalent and, in most cases, were the primary element in homelessness. In response, a Christ-centered addiction curriculum was developed and implemented… In addition to the men’s residential program, we offer a weekly family ministry where we work with children, wives, parents, and other family members of those in our care. We believe there are hope and healing available for the entire family.” Trinity Life Ministry’s Mission Statement and Vision “Trinity Life Ministry exists for the purpose of restoring men’s lives through the power of Jesus Christ. We pledge to exhibit the loving grace of Jesus Christ to every person in need.” Items Accepted at Trinity Life Ministry’s Thrift Store “Clothing –men’s, women’s, children’s, accessoriesFootwear –shoes, and bootsOuterwear –coats, hats, scarves, glovesHousewares –dishes, kitchen utensils, lamps, working small appliancesKnickknacksFurniture – dressers, tables, chairs, sofasDomestics –curtains, linen, bedspreads, blankets, etc.Sporting goodsBicyclesComputer equipmentAppliances –washers, dryers, refrigerators, cook stoves, window air conditionersGames and toysPower toolsLawn tools and...