The Boone County Chamber of Commerce, Boone County Economic Development Corp. and the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce have announced a weeklong event that will showcase the county’s restaurants the first week of November.
The inaugural Bites of Boone County week will be Nov. 3-7. The event will be similar to Indianapolis’ Devour Indy, with the exception that participating restaurants won’t have to pay to participate and can provide a variety of dining options ranging from desserts to a three- or four-course menu, according to Allyson Gutwein, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce’s executive director.
Participating restaurants are:
- Amore Pizzeria
- Backroads BBQ
- Books & Brews
- Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream
- El Toro Bravo of Zionsville
- Fundae’s Ice Cream and Sweets
- Grace Truck
- Greek’s Pizzeria – Zionsville
- Noah Grant’s Grill House & Oyster Bar
- Parky’s Smokehouse
- Rush on Main
- Salty Cowboy
- The Scoop
- THAT Sports Bar
- Zionsville Pizzeria
The event will be held wherever businesses decide to host diners at their establishments, whether that be indoors or outdoors.
Gutwein said the event is expected to provide needed revenue for restaurants ahead of an unpredictable winter season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve got to make sure that people bring in what income they can while they can,” Gutwein said. “We don’t know what’s ahead, but we know that today people still feel comfortable dining, so let’s make sure that we encourage that and we support our restaurants as best we can.
For more, visit BitesofBooneCounty.org or follow Bites of Boone County on Facebook and Instagram. Gift cards will be given away at the event and on social media.
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Conner Insurance and Ascension St. Vincent, also announced it will offer medical insurance to the chamber’s 450 members.
Offerings include major medical, life, voluntary-term life, long-term disability, short-term disability, dental, vision, accident, critical illness, hospitalization and cancer coverage. Zionsville Chamber members range from merchants on Main Street to mid-sized business owners to professional services companies.
Chamber officials said they began researching the idea after speaking with other chambers from across the United States.
“We really wanted to do this because insurance is something that is so critical to many small businesses, and the options that we have made available to our businesses are really important,” Gutwein said. “They help people who sometimes have a hard time finding or getting insurance for smaller businesses. We know this was something that would really benefit our members and help many member businesses to grow and feel more secure in what they do for themselves and their employees.”
For more, visit zionsvillechamber.org/insurance.html and arrange a time on the site for a conversation with Conner Insurance.