Our Owner: Courtney Miller

I spent a great childhood growing up in Carmel and subsequently got married & spent 15 years ‘out of town’. In 2016, I moved back with a husband and 2 small kids.  The community had changed a lot since I had lived here and I wanted to discover “true Carmel”.

As a personal project, I started to interview Carmel small business owners–because who is more local than someone who has invested their family & their livelihood into a community! I got hooked. On these neighbors, on their businesses, and on the huge impact a thriving local business community has.



The Business: Local Living Carmel

After a few months of collecting stories from these new friends, the idea of a coupon book began to emerge. I wanted to share the satisfaction I was experiencing in shopping, eating, playing and getting services from these places. I also wanted to help them increase foot-traffic so as to protect our community’s ‘personality’.

The coupon book, featuring 15 seasonal offerings from Independent Carmel businesses, is available here and at participating small businesses.It would make a great teacher ‘thank-you’, new resident ‘welcome’, or ‘just because’ gift. Come along with me & live the local life!