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
“DeCarlo Fitness is an excellent place to exercise with wonderful people in a friendly atmosphere. Zumba is my favorite! ”
“Great atmosphere, friendly & welcoming. The studio is such a nice change from the larger gyms. Michelle, the Instructor/owner is knowledgable, motivating and just...”
“Great atmosphere, friendly & welcoming. The studio is such a nice change from the larger gyms. Michelle, the Instructor/owner is knowledgable, motivating and just fun to be with Would definitely recommend for all classes”
“The studio is so nice, and easy to get to. Michelle the instructor made the class so fun that the hour flew by! Would definitely recommend!!”
710 10th Avenue
Belmar, NJ 07719