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INDIANAPOLIS – During the early stages of COVID-19, WRTV launched a public service campaign called ‘We’re Open Indy’ – with one goal – to support local businesses and their workers.  Nearly one year later, ‘We’re Open Indy’ continues to showcase thriving and surviving local shops, restaurants, and services.  This Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. – WRTV’s ‘We’re Open Indy’ is commemorating Black History Month by highlighting black-owned businesses in the Indianapolis-area.

“For almost a year, our ‘We’re Open Indy’ initiative has connected local businesses to communities. It feels natural during Black History Month for WRTV to shine a light on locally owned black businesses,” said WRTV vice president and general manager, Lana Durban Scott.

The half hour ‘We’re Open Indy: Black-Owned Businesses’ special will air on WRTV’s broadcast, streaming, digital and social media channels – and celebrates the value these local businesses bring to the fabric of their communities.

“Driven by pride, passion and perseverance, these Hoosiers are thriving despite the challenges of COVID-19 – we are honored to share their stories,” added Durban Scott.

Go to wrtv.com/open to learn more or submit your story.

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About WRTV

WRTV is committed to making a difference in our viewers’ lives.  We vow to authentically engage and connect our audiences on all platforms through enterprise storytelling over commodity news, in-depth investigations, high-impact reporting, and meaningful community partnerships.  WRTV is the station WORKING FOR YOU.  WRTV produces 29.5 hours of news content each week and is the only local news option streaming 24/7.  Founded in 1949, WRTV is Indiana’s first television station.  WRTV was purchased by Scripps in 2011.  Indianapolis is currently ranked market #25

Media contact:
Courtney Leitschuh | Creative Services Director | courtney.leitschuh@wrtv.com

 

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