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
Matt Donatelle Life & Career Coaching
It took Matt Donatelle 25 minutes to discover his purpose in life: helping others. After earning an undergraduate degree from Bentley University and performing a life-purpose exercise, Matt took action on that purpose and became a life coach. Today, he helps other discover their life purpose through one-on-one sessions, during which he helps guests analyze the areas of their lives that leave them unsatisfied and create action plans to implement change. Matt has received life-coach training from The Coaches Institute and Coach U, and career-coach training from Bentley University's Career Coaching Academy, plus certification from The Five O'Clock Club. He is also affiliated with International Coach Federation, Career Counselors Consortium, Association of Career Professionals International, and National Career Development Association.