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
Take Home the Tiara
With time spent as a competitor, coach, and judge, Tavia Thurmond's 17-year pageantry career gives her a profound insight into the world of competitive beauty. She shares her experience with girls and boys to help them achieve their dreams of victory on local, state, or national levels. Her workshops and coaching sessions give pageant contestants a leg up on the competition by advising on the most successful behaviors to show off in interview portions and which ways fashion and styling choices can affect the judges' perception.