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
Chad Pennington hadn't even graduated from high school when he began personal training—he was only 16. His early interest in fitness evolved into an education in kinesiology and anatomy at the University of Texas–Arlington, a five-year ownership of a GNC store, and a personal-training gig at a gym, where he was quickly promoted to fitness manager. Today, Chad is his own boss at Ultimate Body. He not only trains clients one-on-one, but also leads fitness boot camps for groups.