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Local First Bloomington is a non-profit

organization committed to supporting and promoting locally owned, independent business by educating the public, facilitating collaboration, and engaging in outreach in order to create a more economically and environmentally sustainable local community, while preserving unique local character.

Local First Bloomington’s award-winning

Shopping Guide is made for you. Inside, you will discover Bloomington’s favorite local businesses and its best-kept secrets.

First, open your guide and see who is talking

about what. Next, explore the city and find gifts that simply cannot be found anywhere else.

Benefitting your local economy will improve your

community and you will feel more connected at the same time. Could anything be more important?

Printed on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper with recycled content by Baugh Enterprises, a member of Local First Bloomington.

LOCAL FIRST BLOOMINGTON BOARD OF DIRECTORS Matt Hottell, Chair Anita Rausch, Treasurer Benjamin Schultz, Member Jenny Mack, Member

Tim Lemper, Member Abby Stemler, Member Bridie MacDonald, Member Mohammed Mahdi, Member

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BLOOMINGTON SHOPPING GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Retail Eat & Drink Arts & Entertainment Professional Services Treat Yourself Local Living Community Services

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LandLocked Music

202 N. Walnut St. 812-339-2574

New & Gently Used LPs & CDs Turntables, Magazines, DVDs and much more! One of the best record stores in the midwest! • • •

Turntable - enjoy the classic sound that everyone is STILL talking about. Give the gift of Music - thousands of titles to choose from! Landlocked Merchandise - our famous logo shirt, mug, jar, hankie, coozie.



204 N. Morton St. 812-333-2773

A curated collection of contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories as well as women’s apparel, jewelry, handbags and shoes. • •

Lil BUB’s Lil Shop 236 N. Morton 812-287-7339

The one & only official shop for all things BUB, owned & operated by BUB, her family, and her friends.. • • •

lil BUB Plush Toy. Exclusive Bloomington BUB Tees. One-of-a-kind BUB Art.

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Gift certificates in any amount and no expiration dates. Jewelry from regional and national artists known for creating signature designs using a variety of metals and accents in unusual combinations Bloomington-themed coasters. We did the design work for these 4 images--printed on Italian marble. A favorite gift item.

Baked! Of Bloomington

313 E. 3rd Street 812-336-2253

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Send cookies & milk. We’ll deliver cookies and milk to that special someone! Custom cookie cakes are great for holiday parties. Pumpkin will be our seasonal dough until approximately Dec 1, then we’ll go to Red Velvet.

Your friendly local queer bar and lounge offers something (nearly) every day of the week for folks of every spot and stripe: burlesque and drag shows, bands, theatre, films, free karaoke on Sundays, and of course a dance party every Friday and Saturday night.

903 W. 1st St., STE 1 812-269-8812

Sabun Power Bubble-Rosemary Mint is one of our most popular bar soaps- our most bubbly and lathery!

207 S. College Ave. 812-333-3123

Custom made cookies delivered straight to your dough. With 26 mix-ins for 7 different flavors of dough, including gluten free and vegan options, the possibilities are endless.

Soapy Soap Company

We’re a local handcrafted soap/personal care company that strives to make quality products available to our community. Our products are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, cruelty-free, and halal.

The Back Door

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Feel free to contact us about hosting your next event, fundraiser, or private party. Show your unicorn pride and purchase one of our locally-printed, super-soft t-shirts! Every Sunday features $2.50 drafts and a FREE karaoke dance party with DJ English.


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The Big Cheeze

429 E Kirkwood Ave, (317) 908-8300 We sell street style grilled cheeze including our most popular the “Mac Daddy”, a grilled cheeze loaded with our in house mac and cheeze. We have a Caprese style “Skinnywhich” with tomato, basil, salt, pepper, and mozzarella. We also serve hand breaded mozzarella sticks and mac n cheeze bites. • • •

Mac Daddy - In-House made macaroni and cheeze grilled cheeze Mozzarella Sticks- Hand breaded, deep fried mozzarella sticks Mac Bites- Hand breaded, deep fried house made mac and Cheeze

The Bishop

123 S. Walnut St. 812-333-4700 Our bar is open without cover charge 7 days a week. We specialize in craft beer, spirits, and providing an alternative to the college bars of Kirkwood. Check the website for a full list of upcoming shows and events!



The Chocolate Moose

Cup & Kettle

Bloomingfoods has been a communityowned business since 1976. In 1975, a group of people got together and created a business that would have a local focus and bring them all the great food that they could not find anywhere else.

Cup & Kettle is a loose leaf tea shop opening in Bloomington, IN. We will be offering over 50 types of organic and fairtrade loose leaf teas in a cozy, cafe atmosphere! In addition to high quality teas, there will also be tea accessories, pastries, sandwiches, ice cream, and local artworks for sale.

316 West Sixth Street 812-339-4442

“After 40 years in business in Bloomington, I am inspired daily by the great, diverse,

401 S. Walnut St. for updates 812-333-0475

The Chocolate Moose has been serving Bloomington and its visitors with the highest quality homemade ice cream since 1933. Not in the mood for sweets? Try one of our hot sandwiches made with Butcher’s Block quality meats or an all-beef coney dog made with our homemade coney sauce.

and welcoming

community we live

in. The business

community and all our offerings are a reflection of this.” —Uptown Cafe

Location TBD

Homemade Pints: All of your favorite flavors, including Vegan, are ready to go in our premade pints! Chocolate Moose T-Shirt: What better way to show your great taste in ice cream than a Chocolate Moose T-Shirt? Gift Certificate: Have a picky friend? A Chocolate Moose Gift Certificate is a great way to let whomever you’re buying for create the ultimate ice cream creation to their liking. Everyone’s a winner.

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Hopscotch Coffee

235 W. Dodds St. #102 812-391-6224 Third-wave specialty coffee roasted on site and served with care and friendliness. Locally-sourced baked goods, unique ambiance, and good vibes abound. • • •

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10 Featured Teas - We will feature 10 types of tea each season with decorative tins, tastings, information, and blending classes. Children’s Tea Parties - Each month we will host a themed tea party for children! Craft & Sip - There will be a night every month designated to crafting and sampling teas.

Nitro Cold Brew - Bloomington’s only nitrocharged, kegged, velvety, Guiness-like cold brew coffee. Cobra Verde - On tap here only, this is a fizzy citrus, ginger, green coffee bean extract that refreshes and energizes! Whole bean coffee bags - Have Hopscotch at home every morning! Pair with a souvenir mug for a great value!

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EAT & DRINK LuckyGuy Bakery

PO Box 8214 Bloomington, IN 47408 LuckyGuy Bakery creates insanely delicious, chocolate-forward brownies.

Nick’s English Hut

423 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-4040


Oliver Winery

200 East Winery Road 812.876.5800

Oliver Winery is an employee-owned company and a world-class destination, offering best-in-class service, beautiful scenery and grounds, and an approachable wine experience. We distribute our award-winning, fruit-forward wines to 18 states and direct ship across the country.

Pizza X

Uptown Café

UGo Bars

The Uptown is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! A Bloomington landmark since 1976, Uptown Cafe is a local staple for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, and drinks with its Creole-inspired cuisine and incredible craft cocktails.

UGo Bars are handcrafted, small batch, whole food snack bars.

102 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-339-0900

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Mixed Box of Snack Bars Bag of Granola Box of Granola Bars

5 Convenient Locations in Monroe County

Since 1927, we have been in the same location serving great food, drinks, and great service. We are known for our strombolis, pizza, burgers, grilled salmon, and panini sandwiches. • • •

Take a stroll through our establishment and be in awe from the memorabilia adorning our walls. Quench your thirst from a large selection of craft beer on tap. Sit and relax while our staff prepares you a meal you won’t forget!

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Pizza X has been delivering “pizza to the people” since 1982. Our delicious pizzas and breadstix are handcrafted daily using freshly made dough and sauces delivered by our own commissary. •

Interested in trying something new? In addition to our expansive list of toppings, Pizza X offers over 14 delicious speciality pizzas to satisfy all of your cravings! Give the gift of Pizza X! Our gift cards are perfect for all of the locals and IU students in your life! Pizza X gift cards are offered in any denomination, and available for purchase online, or at any of our 5 convenient Monroe County locations. No coupon needed! Pizza X offers Everyday Deals, including our Big X Bargain, Volume Deal, and Little 500 Deal. Save on our delicious pizza and breadstix all day, every day!

Commercial Printing Digital Color Printing

Bulk Mailing Services Promotional Products Apparel Embroidered & Screenprinted

Graphic Design

Database Management


1611 South Rogers Street • Bloomington, IN 47403


Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby 1801 N Curry Pike

Founded in August 20066 by a small group of women with a vision, Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby is Bloomington’s flat-track roller derby league. We now consist of two teams and more than 30 skaters, all committed to bringing the excitement and athleticism of modern roller derby to south-central Indiana! •

Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby skaters love their fans and can’t think of anything better than a full house on game day! Come watch us play; it will be an experience you won’t soon forget! For league updates and ticket information, follow us on Twitter or become our fan on Facebook. Want to play roller derby? Contact to find out about opportunities to meet skaters at the local roller rink and to join our striver contingent, the Disorderlies. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a taste of derby! Want to be involved with roller derby, but don’t want to play? Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby wants YOU! Two hours of volunteering on bout day gets you in for free! Contact volunteer. for more info.


Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office & Downtown Visitor Center 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-323-3020

1213 E. Seventh St. 812-855-CINE

IU Cinema is a world-class venue and curatorial program with classic and arthouse repertory film screenings almost daily. The Cinema also regularly hosts many influential and groundbreaking filmmakers. •

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office is Bloomington’s entertainment place-tobe for exclusive downtown events. The BCT Box Office and Downtown Visitors Center carries locally-made gift items including T-shirts, postcards, albums and more! Check us out to see special “Indiana” gifts for the holidays--whether you’re buying for a current or former Bloomington resident! •

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BCT Ornament - An ornament of the iconic Indiana Marquee. The Christmas ornament featuring the ‘Indiana’ sign on the BCT marquee makes a unique and sentimental gift. BCT Gift Certificate - Give a loved one the gift of entertainment of their choice. Bloomington Cycle T-shirts - printed by Collective Press.

“Bloomington is such a supportive community of friends and neighbors who want to see you do well. I rarely go somewhere in town without striking up an uplifting conversation and sharing a smile.” —Persimmon Inn 14 Local First Bloomington

Indiana University Cinema

Each semester, IU Cinema delves into the extraordinary wealth of diversity and creativity found throughout the Indiana University campus, within the Bloomington community, and across the filmmaker world to collaborate on presenting profound and exceptional cinematic experiences. Cinema events are open to the general public and more than half are free of charge. Our 2016–2017 season offers extraordinary opportunities to engage with groundbreaking and iconic filmmakers; to explore a celebration of cinematic stories from across the globe; to experience silent films with live music accompaniment from the Alloy Orchestra; and to appreciate some of your favorite classic films as never before seen on the big screen. You can invest in IU Cinema’s mission and help make great films and an incredible theatrical experience accessible to our entire community. You can have your name live in perpetuity as part of the IU Cinema legacy by naming a Cinema seat or donate to the IU Cinema General Fund to support the Cinema’s greatest needs. More info at http://tinyurl. com/IUCinemaForAll.

The I Fell Building 415 W. 4th St 812-361-6719

The I Fell Building is a community of over 20 artists, a large art gallery, a pop-up gallery, and a vegan bakery. First Friday @ the Fell happens once a month with shows in both galleries. In early December, we hold the Holiday Gala and Art Market. • • •

First Friday @ the Fell - a monthly art happening. The Holiday Gala & Art Market - early December affordable art Fell artist sponsored events happen Artist studios for rent

“We have the unique opportunity in this town to support our friends and neighbors in creating an authentic life for themselves and their patrons.” — The Back Door Local First Bloomington 15

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT IndiGo Birding Nature Tours, LLC 2432 E. Rock Creek Dr. 812-679-8978

Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St. 812-332-2517

The Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS) strives to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Monroe County’s history, culture, and natural environment by all. • • •

IndiGo Birding offers personalized birding trips to beautiful locations throughout south-central Indiana. Guide David Rupp designs a tour that fits your interest, abilities, and schedule. • • •

Clay City pottery pieces. Historic replica children’s gifts. Local and state history books, fiction and non fiction.

“ one-of-a-kind shopping experience ” • 812.332.0053

Pictura Gallery

122 W. 6th Street 812.336.0000

Join David for a trip to Goose Pond FWA in February or March to see the Sandhill Crane migration. Gift certificates are available for the holidays... perfect for the nature enthusiast! David is available to speak to your group about the natural history of Indiana, birdsong identification, or Goose Pond FWA.

“The Bloomington community is an inspiration itself! The people, the art, the culture, the diversity -- all come together to create an experience in really living!” —Inkblot Editing

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Baugh Enterprises

ABR Print

1611 S. Rogers St. 812-334-8189

3803 W. Vernal Pike 812-339-9147 ABR Print is a multi-format print shop specializing in screen printing, sublimation printing, and wide format. We have the tools along with the knowledge and experience to create exactly what you have in mind.

Ann Schertz Photography 812-327-3402

Creative Commercial Photography to develop and promote web and brochure business presence and branding. • • •


Specializing in Commercial Photography. Photography to enhance business presence on the web & in brochures. Creative & collaborative photography.

Serving the printing, mailing, design, and promotional needs of Bloomington businesses for over 33 years. We want to meet your goals now and insure you get consistent results in the future. •

We have a wide variety of promotional products for giveaways and gifts, from staples like pens and coffee mugs, to the latest technology advertising specialties and novelty items. Design, print, and mail your projects with us. Our designer will work with you to get you the best quality product, which we then print on our commercial presses. Then we can help you with your database to mail it to, or provide mailing lists to target your future customers. Our value added services include database and mailing list management, not only full service design but file set up consultation and fulfillment options. We can do it for you but also give you tips on how to improve your existing files.

“We love how the business community is just that — a community — ­where everyone is welcomed and collaboration is encouraged.” — Blueline Media Productions

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Blueline Media Productions 212 W. 4th St. 812-589-7377

Blueline is a full service creative agency, passionately dedicated to branding. We want to understand your brand, hear your story and tell it like it’s our own. We love what we do and continually fall in love with our projects. We’re devoted to going above and beyond what is considered “good enough” — whether it’s directing a video, creating a logo, rebranding an entire company, developing a website, or generating content.

Brinegar Eye Care

4001 E. 3rd St., Suite 8 812-339-7995 Dr. Brinegar has been practicing in Bloomington for 20 years. He manages glaucoma and diabetic patients as well as performing routine eye care. Dr. Brinegar also specializes in helping those “hard to fit” contact lens wearers. Brinegar Eye Care is also a Certified Sports Injury Protection Center. • • •

Brinegar Eye Care can help you manage your glaucoma, macular degeneration, and many other eye conditions. Dr. Brinegar has years of experience with foreign body removal, dry eye conditions, and computer fatigue syndrome. Doing business locally is important to our community and families. Our friendly staff has an average of five years employment with our office, so you will always see a familiar face.

Clutch Fabrication and Design, LLC 2124 N. Industrial Dr. 812-606-2472

Clutch Fabrication, LLC is a full-service metal fabrication shop specializing in architectural elements and functional pieces for commercial and residential projects. • • •

We make one of a kind items for your home. We can make your business look personal and professional. We feature on-site welding services for your convenience.

Discount Blinds & Verticals, Inc. 3910 S. Walnut St. Convenient shop-at-home hours 812-333-8412

We bring the showroom to you! Our shop-at-home service brings all the samples and colors of our window treatments to your home or office. We can help you pick your product and match your colors in your lighting and your décor! We measure & install!

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Grand Terra, LLC

200 E. Association St. Ellettsville, Indiana 47429 812-345-7761 Grand Terra, LLC is a locally owned software company providing cloud-based solutions for today’s small businesses. Our products include ARROWBOOKS online accounting software for small businesses and GT METRO online property management software. • • •

ARROWBOOKS Online Accounting Software GT METRO Property Management Software GRAND TERRA SUPPORTIVE HOUSING Software


Inkblot Editing

PO Box 1321 Bloomington, Indiana 47402 812-200-2800 Inkblot Editing is a top-notch editorial services firm. From books to marketing copy, we can handle editing at any level and provide support for all aspects of the production process, including design. We love what we do, and it shows. • • •

Hospital Recruiting

899 S. College, Ste. 395 800-244-7236 is a nationwide healthcare job board, which is based in Bloomington, IN. • •

Variety of job opportunities. Physician, Advanced Practitioner, and Allied Health jobs.

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We encourage our team and clients to participate in the community we’ve built with our blog, Facebook and Twitter. Join the fun! Free quotes are available at www. Mention this listing and receive a free sample edit of up to five pages!

ISU The May Agency

1327 N. Walnut St. (the corner of 17th and Walnut) 812-334-2400 Established in 1949, ISU The May Agency has been providing insurance expertise for Monroe County and surrounding communities for 66 years. As an independent insurance agency, ISU The May Agency has access to dozens of insurance companies so they can find the perfect fit for your insurance needs. Offering home, auto, commercial, life and health insurance products, let ISU The May Agency help you protect the most important things in your life.

Personal Financial Services, LLC

Springpoint Architects

We are a local tax preparation and fiduciary service for Bloomington and greater area offering:

Tall + Small Photography

500 S. Morton St. Suite 25 812-822-2119

Individual Tax Preparation Services. We work diligently to work with your financial team to provide you with all the knowledge you need to make educated decisions for your current tax situation and your future. Professional Guardianship Services. We provide professional guardianship services for the elderly and disabled. Many of our cases are proving to be very complex and are successful due to the variety of resources available. Senior Bill Pay. We are able to take a burden off your shoulders to assist with you day to day bill paying for seniors.

RCV Roofing & Seamless Gutters 5100 S. Rogers 812-369-9369

We provide roofing, gutter, and claims process services in Bloomington. With quality workmanship and hands-on customer service, RCV Roofing provides services for any size project. • • •

2920 ½ E. 10th St.

817 W. 8th St.

Photography that is timeless and artistic with a dash of zaniness. Weddings, portraits, promos, headshots, families, and more! • • •

Portrait Photography - Hip headshots or promotional photos for businesspersons, creative-types, or online daters! Wedding Photography - Fun, hip, and meaningfully photojournalistic. Creative portraiture for future marrieds! Photobooth - A super fun photobooth readied for digital downloads for all kinds of shindigs!

Roof replacements or repairs Seamless gutters, gutter guards and gutter cleaning Attic insulation

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“We love the creative and supportive network of local business owners in


Hoosier CrossFit

501 N. Rogers St., Suite C 812-340-0360

Bloomington!” — Tall + Small Photography

CrossFit Bloomington

300 W. Hillside Dr. 812-322-6980 Our workouts are designed to develop significant increases in strength, fitness, and work capacity at a rate that is modified for each individual’s goals and current levels of aptitude and skill.

Heritage Hair Studio

1300 S. Walnut St. 812-606-6506 • • •

From boho-chic to polished stylista, our professionals have the knowledge and talent to help you achieve your best look. Heritage is the spot for the new-wave urban professional to find his ultimate style. Located in a local, neighborhood setting just steps away from the scenic B-line trail, our salon offers an eco-conscious professional salon product line called Neuma.

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Each high-intensity workout is a race against time, age, obesity, laziness and sickness. Lose and forfeit health and the ability to move your body as it was intended to be moved. Win and earn functional fitness: strength, endurance, speed and power. With Hoosier CrossFit, athletes of all ages and fitness levels are winning these contests every day all over the world, claiming victory by making their bodies healthier, stronger and faster than they were before. The challenge is before you: a program that produces measurable, observable and repeatable results. CrossFit works. Will you? • •

CrossFit Light: a great way to get started with a motivational coach and supportive peers!• You stay lean and will never become bulky. Your independence in the real world will sky CrossFit On-Ramp: our 101 program to learn all the foundational movements to get you motivated and moving correctly! CrossFit Group Class: Graduate from On-Ramp and join our committed group of members working to better themselves each day!

Royale Hair Parlor

Samantha Eibling Yoga

We are a salon located in downtown Bloomington that specializes in hair and make-up services. Stylists at Royale have received advanced training in precision and razor cutting, DevaCuts (curly hair), classic hair coloring techniques, and modern color in techniques which include french balayage. Check out our stylists’ bios on the website for more information on their individual skills. We also offer special occasion hair and make-up services.

I offer private yoga sessions to deepen your personal practice, which are tailored to meet your individual experience level, goals, and needs. Build your practice. Begin your journey!

116 W. 6th St., Suite 101 812-360-1860

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Mention this listing and receive 10% off of a haircut and one of the following: gloss, hair color, foil highlight. Must be combined services and can only be used once per guest. We offer gift certificates and blow-out packages, call the salon for more info and specials. During the holiday season (November-January) when you spend $50 or more on any retail products receive a free gift bag full of samples of top selling products. We have a wide range of products including Kevin Murphy, DevaCurl, Wella, Sebastian, and Youngblood.

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New Client Special: Purchase two 60 minute Private Sessions and Receive the third session FREE. Limited to once per new client. Looking for a mentor? I offer mentoring for yoga teachers who desire to feel more comfortable with sequencing, theming, class planning, and holding space. Need a girls night in? Or do you have a hectic work life and need yoga in the work place? Small Group Sessions can be tailored to fit your needs.

I am inspired by the collaboration and integrity of our local business community. There is a genuine desire displayed by businesses to support each other in shared and individual success. It makes Bloomington a supportive place to live out our dreams! — Samantha Eibling Yoga

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B-Town Real Estate

That’s the Rub

205 N. College Ave, Suites 130 & 160 812-333-3393

Bloomington’s destination for Results Oriented Massage Therapy™, Spa Services, and Body & Bath extravagance. •

The Spa Day: You may, upon reading this, consider the three hour Spa Day an excess, perhaps even an indulgence too much for a mere mortal; too much relaxation, too much calm, too much me-time. On the other hand, we’re betting you call it your new favorite way to spend a day Saturday (or any other day, really, we’re easy). During THE SPA DAY, you will enjoy the best of the best treatments with a Spa Rub, Spa Wrap and a Holistic Facial Treatment Therapeutic Massage (Medical Massage): Our Therapeutic Massage is specifically developed for injury recovery and healing. Combining stretches, intense muscle work and additional vigorous techniques to increase circulation and detoxify your system of toxins, this massage will help you on your way back to optimal health. Featuring the best body products from near and far: FarmHouse Fresh, Farmaesthetics, Billy Jealousy, Soapy Soap’s Sabun Soap (with EXCLUSIVE blends!), Gaim, Yugo Bars, local art, and much, much more!

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“What inspires me about the local business community in Bloomington is how much everyone supports each other. We have been welcomed with open arms, encouraging suggestions for our presence and growth, and many word of mouth referrals. You couldn’t ask for a more positive atmosphere for a small business.” — Peacetree Mountain Truffles

1420 S. Walnut St. 844-53B-TOWN

Fountain Square

101 W Kirkwood Ave Bloomington, IN 47404 317-332-0053

Real Estate, Property Management, Maintenance & Renovation--Green initiatives, Locally crafted and sourced products, Designing and Building. •

Get a taste of downtown living by staying in one of our fully furnished short term suites at The Mercury. Per night and per week

We love the opportunity for growth within Bloomington and the overall pride in local business that Bloomington residents have. — Baked!

Indulge yourself in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of Bloomington! CFC Properties restored the 10 historic buildings converting them into one, currently it features: a story-high fountain, glass elevator, two large atriums, a bakery/restaurant, and a unique variety of retail, service and professional businesses. The Fountain Square Ballroom and the first floor atriums regularly host eclectic events, including luncheons, dinners, weddings and receptions.

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Olympus Properties

2620 N. Walnut St., Suite 1000 812-334-8200

Olympus Properties is a locally owned property management company providing quality service since 2002. Whether you are looking for a home, an office or a weekend getaway, we’re where you want to be! • •

Get a taste of downtown living by staying in one of our fully furnished short term suites at The Mercury. Per night and per week rates are available. Historic buildings, new construction, downtown, or close to campus, Olympus Properties has the perfect home waiting for you! From prime retail spaces downtown to quiet offices with plenty of parking, Olympus Properties has commercial spaces available at a variety of price points to fit your business’ needs.

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Persimmon Inn

412 W. 4th St. 812-318-1280

Persimmon Inn is a family-run inn located in downtown Bloomington’s Prospect Hill Historic District. Our beautifully restored 1910s home offers four delightful guest rooms with private baths and welcoming comforts such as a garden porch and full kitchen. Come stay with us to experience the warmth of the Bloomington community. •

Book a rejuvenating weekend or romantic getaway with all the comforts of home. Host your visiting family and friends at our convenient downtown location. Gift certificates are available. Our green commitment - we purchase environmentally friendly products for use at the inn such as paper and cleaning products, as well as organic, local bath amenities and refreshments. We are strong supporters of the local economy, making the majority of our purchases right in our neighborhood.

Renaissance Rentals

3321 S. Cheekwood Ln. 812-333-2280

Sterling Real Estate

509 E. Hillside Drive 812-327-5431

Real Estate. • • •

Represent buyers for Real Estate Represent sellers for Real Estate Advise for tenants looking to find a rental

Local business is the heartbeat of our community. Supporting our friends and neighbors makes Bloomington a better place to live. —Grand Terra Local First Bloomington 27


PO Box 554 Bloomington PRIDE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, IN. Through community-based events and services, Bloomington PRIDE creates safe and inclusive spaces, celebrates queer arts, and challenges stereotypes to enrich LGBTQA community culture. Our mission is achieved through Prism Youth Community, our queer youth program for adolescents ages 12-20; the PRIDE Film Festival, a weekend-long celebration of film and live performances; and Summerfest, an annual street party with live entertainment, educational workshops, food, drinks, and interactive activities for all ages. • •

Purchase a festival pass to attend the PRIDE Film Festival on January 28-30. Tickets are on sale in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s Box Office starting in November. Volunteer with PRIDE! There are multiple volunteer opportunities including long-term leadership positions as well as episodic options for special events. Here’s a list of ways you can get involved: -Board of Directors meets monthly year long. Film Festival Steering Committee meets monthly from May-January. Film Selection Committee meets weekly from April-October. Summerfest Steering Committee meets monthly from March-September. Prism Youth Community meets twice weekly all year long. -Film Festival volunteer - at least one shift on January 28-30. -Summerfest volunteer - at least one shift throughout the festival. Are you a business owner who supports the queer community? Consider sponsorship! Contact Sarah at sarah.perfetti@ for more details.

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COMMUNITY SERVICES City of Bloomington

WFHB Community Radio

We provide top-notch public services and programs to a top-notch community.

WFHB Community Radio 91.3 provides open forum for the discussion of ideas/ issues and celebrates local cultural diversity. Programs represent community - developed, produced, and staffed by 200 volunteers. WFHB - volunteer powered and listener supported.

401 N. Morton 812-349-3418

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Plant a tree in someone’s honor through the Bloomington Tree Fund. Adopt a shelter pet, and give the gift of a good home in exchange for the loyalty of your new best friend. Get a free home energy assessment for yourself or a friend by emailing

Downtown Bloomington Inc.

302 S. College Ave. 812-336-3681 Downtown Bloomington Inc. formed in 1984 as a National Main Street Program. We are funded by downtown supporters focused on the economic and cultural vibrancy of the downtown. We work with volunteers in the areas of promotion, organization development, design and economic development. • Downtown Gift Certificates make wonderful • •

presents that support our community. They can be used at over 80 shops, services, cultural attractions and restaurants. Interested in opening a business in downtown Bloomington? Call our office to hear more about downtown Bloomington and available space. Downtown Bloomington Inc. offers networking opportunities with small businesses and the community. Join us the third Thursday of the month at 8am at the Bloomington Cooking School to learn more.

108 W. 4th St. 812-323-1200

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UNDERWRITING puts your name in front of listeners. PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMMING presents all sides of current issues. MUSIC PROGRAMMING introduces you to new (local and international) music.

WFIU-Radio/WTIU-TV 1229 E. 7th St. 812-855-5068

Every day, listeners and viewers in Bloomington stay connected to what’s going on locally, across the state, nationally and internationally by listening to WFIU-Radio or watching WTIU-TV. • • •

Award-winning local news Commitment to the arts Lifelong learning for all ages

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2016 Local First Bloomington Gift Guide  
2016 Local First Bloomington Gift Guide