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wcedc-052-cropped.jpgAs a child, many of my most cherished memories include popcorn. Growing up, my family loved spending simple evenings snuggled on the couch watching movies, gathered around a big bowl of fresh-popped popcorn. We always made sure to pack our popcorn popper on our camping trips and a huge bag of popcorn for the road when we would head north to go snow skiing. Once I hit high school and my friends became an extended family we would spend many Friday nights sprawled across my living room floor watching scary movies. Shortly after the opening scene we would catch whiffs of butter drifting in from the kitchen followed by the 'POP!' 'POP!' of the first few kernels exploding in the heat. Not long after, Dad would come parading in with stacks of bowls filled with fluffy kernels of popcorn and an assortment of seasonings for us to dress our snacks in.

From the time I was young up to my freshman year, studying entrepreneurship at Indiana University, I had always felt a desire to create a business of my own. My dad, a business owner himself, was always my biggest inspiration and supporter. We would spend evenings together on the phone discussing potential business ideas when, one day inspiration struck.

wcedc-035-small.jpgDuring one of our typical phone chats, Dad mentioned he had purchased a popcorn popper from a friend and started researching what it would take to open a gourmet popcorn shop. We took the idea, a dose of blind determination mixed with a little courage, and ran with it.

We opened our doors on May 5, 2008 and things have been popping ever since!

Owning Poptique has been the most rewarding experience in my life. I am so thankful to my dad, Gary, for helping me take the entrepreneurial leap of faith, my friends and family for encouraging me, and my loyal customers both here in Northeast Indiana and all over the world. I am so happy to serve you!


Best wishes,
Lindsey M. Hively
Owner | Poptique Popcorn


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