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
Though it's small in stature, Boulder Snowie's tiny, blue 8x5-foot mobile building hauls around an astounding array of shave ice syrups. After packing cups with ice, a kind staffer drizzles the snowy mounds with an eclectic variety of flavors including black cherry, passion fruit, and cream soda. The staffer can even combine multiple syrups to create mixed flavors such as mango tango and root beer float. Five sugar-free flavors are also available. Boulder Snowie's cart can also travel to special events, where it returns 20% of sales back to booster clubs or community charities.