Linking Indy Women Presents: Celebrate Happiness
GUEST SPEAKERS: Carly Swift and Mandy Selke, Founders of Just Pop In!
Just Pop In! was created in 2003 by dynamic twin sisters Mandy & Carly. The girl’s inspiration stemmed from entrepreneurial spirits and nostalgic evenings spent with their grandfather, cooking popcorn over the stove. They would leave the corporate world to create the fun-loving, colorful and non-traditional popcorn brand.
In 2008, exactly 5 years to the day of their first store opening, Carly and Mandy earned a contract as one of the only locally-owned businesses at the new Indianapolis International Airport. That same year, Just Pop In! was the first place winner of the “Best New Retail Concept in North America Award” by the Airports Council International.
Just Pop In! takes the stove-top method to a modern standard and develops unique recipes inspired by their favorite foods. The business takes a “small batch” approach to ensure their gourmet popcorn is always fresh, delicious and 100% irresistible!
Both Mandy and Carly have a serious love and affection for style, which is displayed in their packaging, products and store locations. They believe popcorn, a scrumptious, colorful and shared treat should be offered in equally delicious packaging. That is, their pops are represented in hip, vibrant packaging to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Just Pop In! carries collections that complement seasons / holidays, special occasions and even life philosophies.
Carly and Mandy are very passionate about their business and are equally as for their love of the Indianapolis community. Their goal is to bring awareness, uplift and empower their community! Throughout their 11 years in business, they have formed longstanding partnerships with a wide variety of local businesses and organizations who share their passion, drive and culture. They also have several popcorn flavors that are made in collaboration with local businesses such as, Sunking Brewery, Smoking Goose Meatery and Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Makers. Each co-branded product is made to represent the unique characteristics of both companies.
Along with their local partnerships, Carly and Mandy proudly work with nationally-known clients such as Vera Bradley, The JW Marriot/Marriott, Omni Severin Hotels, PGA, NCAA, IZOD IndyCar, Christian Dior and Nylon Magazine. They greatly enjoy working with businesses to find a creative way to market their brand with Just Pop In! products.
Popcorn isn’t just popcorn to the twins; it’s a catalyst to sharing in an experience with the people they meet each day, whether a friend, family member or stranger on the street. Their company philosophy is based on positivity, human-kindness and respect for one another, their clientele and the community.
Mandy & Carly believe the quality of their product is equally as important to their customer service. In addition, they are dedicated to promoting a culture of happiness, open-mindedness and co-existence. This commitment creates a successful pathway for Just Pop In! and the partners & clients they work with daily.
7:30am Coffee & Bagels!
8:00 Welcome Guest Speaker, Ericka Andersen
8:30 Q & A
9:00 See You Next Time!
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