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
Write For Recovery
At Write For Recovery, novelist, short-story author, and counselor Diane Sherry Case extols the therapeutic benefits of writing. The former creative-writing teacher for prisons and high schools shows her workshop students how to tap into fresh flashes of insight, helping them cope with such personal issues as divorce, trauma, or addiction. Her workshop helps both writers and nonwriters process their emotions and express themselves using creative-writing techniques. It also teaches participants how to rewrite their stories and gain fresh perspectives on them.