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. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
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
Vadiacao de Oxossi
Two players enter the ring; they kick. They evade. They tumble. They dance. All the while, a single-stringed instrument leads a band in songs of praise, reaction, and instruction. It's called Capoeira, and it's a Brazilian martial art with African influences. It builds self-confidence and teaches its players how to be cunning and express themselves in graceful movements. To win this game, one must make the other fall while still embodying grace. At Vadiacao de Oxossi, they practice this tradition while also teaching wilderness skills. The combination gives participants the tools to navigate their daily lives, the city, and the great outdoors.