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
Chick & Benny’s
Twin brothers originally from St. Louis, Michael and Mark Goldenberg opened their comfort-food-focused eatery to fulfill a shared dream to “make something different,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Their brainchild—Chick & Benny’s—thrives on the universal appeal of poultry and pastry, mingling Texas-style chicken with the light-and-fluffy beignets popular in France and New Orleans. The menu, like the best Lilliputian wedding cakes, is short and sweet, showcasing golden chicken tenders that may show up solo or basking on a nest of homestyle g-fries dusted with garlic seasoning. When not busy serving customers beneath the hand-blown glass-pendant lamps that adorn their modern restaurant, Chick & Benny's owners spend their time giving back to the Las Vegas community by sponsoring Little League teams and awarding an annual scholarship to a high-achieving high-school senior.