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
Monday at 8
The matchmakers of Monday at 8 take the guesswork out of dating, setting up clients whose personalities and interests align on a deeper level. Inspired by online dating but struck by the impersonality of the practice, Monday at 8 founder and matchmaker Ross Taraborelli began his company in 2011 to connect singles in the Denver area. His services take into account clients' schedules, ensuring that even the busiest of people can strike a match, and his dating candidates are all screened beforehand. In addition to dating packages that include a specific number of guaranteed dates per year, Ross and his staff host regular speed-dating events for various age groups that let people meet lots of new faces in a short amount of time.
“I had a good time at the Speed Dating event and even made a potential match. It was also nice to meet Ross, the matchmaker, and see that he handles the event personally.”
Monday at 8
662 Logan Street
Denver, CO 80203