Brownsburg businesses tie together in challenging times

Brownsburg businesses tie together in challenging times

Lindsay Doty

Throughout Brownsburg, purple ribbons are popping up on the outside of entrance doors and storefronts, like Mizell’s Barber Shop along Green Street and Rush off Main.

The plum-colored bows are part of a feel-good campaign organized by the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce to tie together local businesses as they reopen in the aftermath of COVID-19 closures.

The campaign is sponsored by the chamber, IU Health, D & E Printing Brownsburg Flower Shop, and 14 other chamber members.

It includes four phases: purple ribbons on the doors,  limited edition  #tyingBrownsburgtogether T-shirts ($10),  I WAS HERE business cards to show chamber support, and a community ribbon-cutting scheduled for the end of July on the Town Green.

“At a time where safe ribbon cuttings were being questioned, this campaign lets us ‘tie together’ and let everyone know our town businesses are opened and supported by each other and the community,” said Rhonda Wiles, executive director of the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce.

So far, the chamber has distributed 150 ribbons with 50 more to go.

If you want to be part of the campaign, you can contact the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce at (317) 852-7885 or go to http://www.brownsburg.com

Business owners are encouraged to snap a photo of their store ribbon and share it with the hashtag #tyingBrownsburgtogether.

Photo of purple ribbon tied into light in front of Nelson Jewelers in Brownsburg.
(Photo by Lindsay Doty)