Handicap Accessible: N/A
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Blue Iris Photography
With Blue Iris Photography, husband and wife team Brent and Megan get to do what they love each day with candid, outdoor portrait sessions for families, kids, and newborns. Shooting outdoors allows Alaska’s myriad majestic backdrops to get into each shot while they create a relaxed session so clients can be themselves and forget the camera is even there. The shutterbug duo also covers large special events such as weddings.