About Chamber Profiles

Indie Owned and Chamber Profiles are bio-based, print and online Local Business Guides dedicated to giving business owners a platform to tell their story to their community.  Our Local Business Guides are mailed, free of charge, to every home in which the businesses reside. 

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. Back then, we surmised that residents would be more likely to patronize their local shops if they knew more about the owners behind the businesses. We were right. Since 2007, through our publications and newtorking events, over 2,500 greater Boston business owners have introduced themselves and their business to every home in the communities in which their businesses reside. 

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. In the past 10 years, we've grown beyond the initial concept of creating a publication, to providing much needed networking and collaboration opportuities for our participating businesses. 

Below is a list of the participating 2,500 Greater Boston communities that
 proudly tell the stories of the people behind the businesses in their town. 

  • 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
  • Waltham Restaurant and Visitor's Guide 2018 - Circulation: 25,000
* In partnership with Mayor Menino's Boston Main Streets 


Sincerely,
Debra Raisner Thompson
Hank Eskin
Publishers: Indie Owned LLC











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