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
Acupuncture Herbs and Beyond
Wendy Li at Acupuncture Herbs and Beyond has a PhD in biomedical engineering as well as a degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. Her approach to wellness reflects this background, emphasizing the ways in which Western medicine and Eastern tradition can come together to form an effective healthcare regimen. Specializing in combating pain, stress, and insomnia, Li performs treatments including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other Chinese treatments such as cupping and Gua Sha.