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
Ignite Your DNA
Yoga instructor Ala didn't settle for completing a 200-hour training program—soon after, she leapt into studying the more mystical arts of theta- and crystal-healing. Her partner Dennis, meanwhile, spent more than a decade honing his skills and expertise as a personal trainer. Though it may seem unlikely, they've found a way to bring these disparate skills together. As the founders of Ignite Your DNA, they specialize in a blend of fitness training and holistic healing. Dennis leads one-on-one and small-group workout sessions, while Ala gently guides her clients through basic yoga poses. Additionally, essential-oil aromatherapy sessions, tarot-card readings, and meditation coaching work to ease troubled minds, including ones who've seen the episode of Frasier where Niles turns evil. In their mission to help clients help themselves, Dennis and Ala are flexible: they can conduct their services at a nearby gym or in the privacy of a client's home.