About Chamber Profiles

Indie Owned and Chamber Profilesis a bio-based, print and online directory dedicated to giving business owners a platform to tell the story of their business to their community. Our Local Business Guides are mailed, free of charge, to every home in which the businesses reside. Since our inception in 2007, we have helped over 2,500 business owners make personal connections to their community. 

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. We were intrigued by his story, his commitment to the community, and the involvement of his family in the business. We figured we weren't the only ones who would like to know more about the back-story and inspiration 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, together with the business owners, we have created the following publications that feature the stories of over 2,500 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. 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











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