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Main Streets Make Us Better: Independent We Stand Road Trip, Day 1

For six years running, shop-local advocate (and FCA US LLC partner) Independent We Stand has taken its message on the road, traveling cross-country to meet and interview independent small business owners from all over the United States.

This year, the team officially began their trip in Michigan, where they picked up the FCA US LLC-sponsored custom-wrapped Ram ProMaster City® that would carry them from Detroit, across Ohio, into Philly, up to New Jersey, New York and finally into Boston.

All told the team traveled through 22 cities in 6 states, conducted 40 interviews and logged over 2,000 miles on the odometer of the Ram ProMaster City®. FCA Work Vehicles US was excited to join them on the first leg of their journey, tagging along as they visited several locally owned businesses in and around Detroit.

Please enjoy these photos of the day we spent with Independent We Stand. Then, be sure to read all about their experience traveling 2,000+ miles, many of them in densely populated areas like NYC, with four people in a Ram ProMaster City®.

IWS Vehicle Wrap in Progress

A Ram ProMaster City® getting custom-wrapped with Independent We Stand and sponsor logos.

Sterling Heights Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Trucks

First stop: The Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram Trucks dealership in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Anthony Viviano Sterling Heights Chrysler Dodge Jeep RamInterview with Mr. Anthony Viviano, Chairman of the Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep® Ram dealership.

Rochester Brewing Company

The interviews continue outside Rochester Mills Brewing Company in Rochester, Michigan.

Mainstreets Make MemoriesMain Streets make memories!

IWS Road Trip Batch BrewingOn to Batch Brewing Company in Corktown, Detroit for another interview.

Batch Brewing CompanyCool logo, Batch Brewing!

 Remember to visit the official blog of Ram Trucks to read Independent We Stand’s first-hand account of traveling halfway across the country in a Ram ProMaster City®.

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