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 understands the human body enough to find and heal sources of chronic pain quickly and with ease. With such a skill, she doesn't limit her healing touch to humans. Traveling to barns and stables, she also works as a certified equine sports massage therapist to perform relaxing massages on horses. Regardless of her client's species, she always makes sure they feel comfortable and have plenty of salt to lick.