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2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide

Thank you for using EntryPoint’s 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide! We at EntryPoint created this guide to help you support small businesses in the Midwest by providing you with information about these companies and the products they would like to promote as gift ideas – all in one place. On this page, you will find information about gifts over $100 that are created and sold by small businesses in the Midwest. If you’re looking for gifts in this price range, start here!

Be sure to tune into the special holiday edition of our weekly livestream series The Cackle during the week of November 30th  to learn more about these companies’ stories, products and services, and what gifts they can offer you ahead of the 2020 holiday season!

SHOP GIFTS OVER $100

ENTRYPOINT 2020 MIDWEST LOCAL GIFT GIFT GUIDE FOR ADULTS - LZL INTERIORS

LZL Interiors • Cleveland, Ohio

In-Home (Or Virtual) Interior Design Consultation – $120

LZL Interiors is an interior design firm owned by Laurie Lindbloom and located in Cleveland, OH. The firm specializes in residential interior design with the goal of creating warm, comfortable, inviting spaces that reflects each client’s personality and style. Whether a customer desires a casual elegance or an eclectic style of old and new, LZL Interiors can create for them a unique, aesthetically-pleasing space through the mix of furniture, accessories, lighting, and color. The firm is able to help clients define their personal styles and imprint them on homes in a way that is both beautiful and practical, and strives to do so in an efficient and educated manner.


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Tactile Craftworks • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Map Journal – $118

Tactile Craftworks is a leather crafting company that was founded Sarah Heck and Anna Warren, and is located in Milwaukee, WI. This woman-owned and operated company was founded in 2014 and partners with over 200 retailers nationwide. Tactile Craftwork specializes in handcrafting leather pieces that are inspired by the idea of place and emotional responses to both home and travel. The company strives to make pieces that are durable to use, beautiful to look at, and satisfying to hold.


Taxes At Tiffany’s • Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tax Preparation – $150

Taxes at Tiffany’s is a tax preparation service provider owned and operated by Tiffany Sherman and located in Grand Rapids, MI. Sherman specializes in a variety of tax services and aims to provide outstanding support and expertise for clients with busy lives. Taxes at Tiffany’s can care for anyone’s accounting needs quickly and efficiently.


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The Guild of Artists and Artisans + The Gutman Gallery • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Artwork From Various Artists – $65

The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a nonprofit membership association of independent artists led by Executive Director Karen Delhey and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Founded in 1970, the Guild’s mission is to develop and present art fairs to provide marketing opportunities for its members which also serve as educational, cultural and entertaining events for the community. It does so through five Fine Art Fairs annually, The Gutman Gallery (which opened February 2020), and several programs offered throughout the year.


ENTRYPOINT 2020 MIDWEST LOCAL GIFT GIFT GUIDE FOR ADULTS - BEST PRACTICES CONSULTING

Best Practices Consulting Services • Detroit, Michigan

Strategic Plans – $1,300

Best Practices Consulting Services is a consultation company led by Laura Sigmon and located in Detroit, MI. Their services include comprehensive consults to help identify gaps and opportunities, comprehensive reports that include a project plan with timelines and milestones, cost analyses, and schedules. Best Practices Consulting Services also offers a suite of quality products that will help clients achieve success quickly and smoothly.


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Detroit Artists Market • Detroit, Michigan 

Art – $500

Detroit Artists Market is a gallery led by Director Matt Fry and located in Detroit, MI. This nonprofit organization is committed to contemporary art and to connecting artists, collectors, and communities.


ENTRYPOINT 2020 MIDWEST LOCAL GIFT GIFT GUIDE FOR ADULTS - GERARDEN FABRICATION

Gerarden Fabrication & Design • Green Bay, Wisconsin

Mae Custom Industrial Media Console – $1,000

Gerarden Fabrication and Design is a furniture company that is owned by Amy and Codey Gerarden and is located in Green Bay, WI. The company designs and manufactures custom fine furniture. Gerarden Fabrication and Design ships their heirloom-quality furniture throughout the United States and exports internationally as far as Australia, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Canada.


ENTRYPOINT 2020 MIDWEST LOCAL GIFT GIFT GUIDE - CACKLE EDITION - IVERSONS OUTDOORS

Iverson’s Outdoors • Wetmore, Michigan

Green Mountain – Neoprene Traditional Woven Snowshoes – $218

Iverson’s Outdoors is an outdoor products company that was founded by Clarence Iverson and is located in Wetmore, MI. The company designs and manufactures handmade traditional woven snowshoes, as well as snowshoe-themed decorative items, furniture, and wooden fishing nets. Many of their customers are those who work in the outdoors, such as foresters, utility line workers, and surveyors who rely on our products to get them through their day. Customers also include outdoor recreation enthusiasts who appreciate the traditional aesthetics of Iverson’s products, as well as their superior performance off-trail.


ENTRYPOINT 2020 MIDWEST LOCAL GIFT GIFT GUIDE FOR ADULTS - NICOLE HALEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Nicole Haley Photography • Ann Arbor, Michigan

Photography Services: Commercial Marketing and Family Sessions – $400

Nicole Haley Photography is a business owned by Nicole Haley and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Haley seeks to tell the story of humans and businesses in Ann Arbor, metro Detroit, and beyond. She does this by documenting the emotions at weddings, in families, and in businesses so that the photographs tell timeless tales for her customers.


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PedalCell • Chicago, Illinois

CadenceX – $299.99

PedalCell is a technology company led by CEO Adam Hokin and located in Chicago, IL. PedalCell aims to address a problem common among cyclists: keeping devices powered. From keeping a phone charged for navigation or, worse, having a light run out of juice mid-trip, cyclists everywhere had issues keeping their batteries alive. PedalCell’s CadenceX allows cyclists to stay safe and connected by powering smartphones, lights, GPS, and other USB devices through rider motion. The product mounts in minutes on nearly all bike designs. CadenceX‘s proprietary generator clamps onto a bike’s front fork. The generator converts motion from the bicycle’s wheel into electricity. The Smart Power Hub contains two USB-C ports and can be mounted on the handlebars or on the frame. PedalCell’s patented electronics stabilize charge, no matter a rider’s speed may be.


ENTRYPOINT 2020 MIDWEST LOCAL GIFT GIFT GUIDE FOR ADULTS - RUFF LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Ruff Life Photography • Troy, Michigan 

Pet Photography Session – $250

Ruff Life Photography is a photography business led by Christine O’Brien and located in Troy, MI. They provide pet photography services for customers who love their animals.


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The Guild of Artists and Artisans + The Gutman Gallery • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Artwork From Various Artists – $65

The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a nonprofit membership association of independent artists led by Executive Director Karen Delhey and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Founded in 1970, the Guild’s mission is to develop and present art fairs to provide marketing opportunities for its members which also serve as educational, cultural and entertaining events for the community. It does so through five Fine Art Fairs annually, The Gutman Gallery (which opened February 2020), and several programs offered throughout the year.

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