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
A Chat with 1st Choice Emergency & Safety Training
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are available 24 hours a day with notice and can provide instruction onsite for classes of six or more.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
All materials provided. If you need the two-year American Heart Association certification card, bring along $10 to take care of processing and you will get it the same day.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I am a mom that survived a stroke at the age of 30. I like to offer a fun class that people can actually remember. Even though most people get certified for work and school, it is important for me to make sure that people are prepared where it matters most: home.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the different people that I meet!