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The People’s Exchange is distributed free of charge to the Amish communities in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.

The People’s Exchange is printed in a magazine size format that was black and white only but that recently introduced color advertisements as an upgrade option. The advertisements are organized under fourteen main categories with a total of twenty-nine different classified sub-categories. Some of the more popular categories are Horses, Real Estate, Construction, and Miscellaneous.

In addition to the advertising sections, each issue features a recipe submitted by readers, humorous stories submitted by readers in either the “Farmyard Funnies” or “Childhood Chuckles” columns, and an article by the publisher, “The Way I See It.”

Advertising specific to the Amish community is accepted. Advertisers do not need to be Amish to participate as long as what is being advertised pertains to the Amish audience.

The People’s Exchange was started by an Amish man in Shipshewana in 1992. Dan and Dawn Byler purchased The People’s Exchange in 1997. In 2012, the Bylers merged their publishing company with LaGwana and remain actively involved with the day to day management of the company.

Who are we? It’s a great question but one that is difficult to nail down an exact answer to.

By one standard, we are simply ten (or eleven when Dan jumps in to help out) people working together to put together The People’s Exchange Magazine. We’ve grown pretty close to each other over the years so you could define who we are by saying that we are family.

We love to laugh with each other, we love to get creative, we love to hear crazy ideas on how to solve problems, and we love to help each other out when hard times come to one of us.

However we are defined, one thing that will never change is our mission to do what is right and to serve our customers with excellence. The People’s Exchange staff all work for the broader company LaGwana and those Christian principles of how we are to live, with righteousness and in sacrificial service to others, have always been a part of who LaGwana is.

We care deeply about each other and also about you, our customers and readers, so we’d like to offer you the same consideration we give each other when going through a hard time. Feel free to drop us a message (anonymously if you’d prefer) using the contact form below to request us to pray for you on your behalf. Put in your phone number if you’d like someone to give you a call to pray over the phone.

Who are we?

staff members

Donuts on deadline day

cups of coffee per issue

Who are we?

staff members

Donuts on deadline day

cups of coffee per issue

Who are we? It’s a great question but one that is difficult to nail down an exact answer to.

By one standard, we are simply ten (or eleven when Dan jumps in to help out) people working together to put together The People’s Exchange Magazine. We’ve grown pretty close to each other over the years so you could define who we are by saying that we are family.

We love to laugh with each other, we love to get creative, we love to hear crazy ideas on how to solve problems, and we love to help each other out when hard times come to one of us.

However we are defined, one thing that will never change is our mission to do what is right and to serve our customers with excellence. The People’s Exchange staff all work for the broader company LaGwana and those Christian principles of how we are to live, with righteousness and in sacrificial service to others, have always been a part of who LaGwana is.

We care deeply about each other and also about you, our customers and readers, so we’d like to offer you the same consideration we give each other when going through a hard time. Feel free to drop us a message (anonymously if you’d prefer) using the contact form below to request us to pray for you on your behalf. Put in your phone number if you’d like someone to give you a call to pray over the phone.

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