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
Kristin Stewart knows a thing or two about relaxation. A licensed massage therapist who specializes in Swedish, Thai, and deep-tissue massages, she's mastered the human body to the point where she can quickly find and heal sources of chronic pain. But why stop at the human body? Kristin is also a certified equine sports massage therapist, which means she can travel to barns or stables and perform relaxing massages on horses. Whether she's treating a person or a horse, she always makes sure her client feels comfortable and has plenty of salt to lick.