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
Modern Pilot's FAA-approved flight simulator allows new pilots to gain the skills they need without risking their safety thousands of miles above the ground. The school, which provides enjoyable and efficient flight training for students to use while working towards a pilot's license, lies right in the middle of Seattle's Ballard community, conveniently providing students with a way to practice without hauling their biplane out to an Idaho cornfield every weekend. Students are taken through a number of flight scenarios in the simulator that cannot be done safely in an actual aircraft. Moreover, the FAA grants credit for up to 50 hours of training conducted in the simulator, making each session one more valuable step towards obtaining a pilot's license.