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
Prado Spa & Salon
A coffee bar covered in mosaic tile doles out doses of espresso to customers in the waiting area of Prado Spa & Salon. Bolstered by caffeine boosts, they can proceed to salon stations or private rooms for services such as facials with YonKa and Éminence products and manicures with polishes from OPI and Essie. Staffers also specialize in various advanced beauty treatments: Aesthetician Shanelle applies individual synthetic eyelash extensions, and licensed massage therapist Dianne supplements traditional bodywork with holistic reiki and crystal-therapy treatments.