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
Ariana Day Spa
Stepping into Ariana Day Spa's cozy interior might feel like entering the home of an old friend. In the charming waiting room, printed-fabric chairs flank a plush leather couch, while a nearby table welcomes new arrivals with freshly brewed coffee, candy, and photos of you at the lake from 10 years ago. Farther inside, miniature chandeliers cast their glittering light across the floor. These elegant atmospheric touches set the stage for the spa's luxurious services, which range from the functional—waxing and mani-pedis—to the decadently relaxing—hot stone massage with eye compresses.