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
Millennium Tae Kwon Do
A bronze-medalist and former member of the Guatemala National Team, Master Sergio Plaja has been devoted to Tae Kwon Do for more than 30 years. He earned his black belt at age 15 and never looked back. All his hard work and training since then lead to realizing his dream of opening Millennium Tae Kwon Do in 1999. Today, with his black-belt wife, Patricia, they train kids and adults the ancient form of self-defense. During sessions, they foster a positive environment where students learn discipline, respect, and focus. They also give students a pretty good workout that can ready them for competition, if competition is a goal. They're also committed to creating a sense of community. To do that, they host special events throughout the year for all students and their families.
10 Automatic Road
Brampton, Ontario L6S 5N8