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
Wentirim at Caramel Beauty International
Dessert isn’t the first thing to come to mind when you think of hair treatments, but that’s exactly what you’ll get when visiting Caramel Beauty International. As a trained pastry chef, stylist Wentirim whips up delectable treats to share with guests as they undergo trendy cuts or keratin treatments. And the care that goes into making these desserts is mirrored by her choice of salon products—all of which prioritize maintaining or restoring the health of hair.
“very pleased with the service”
Caramel Beauty Intl
833 Southeast Main Street
Portland, OR 97214