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
Brookside Auto Center
Brookside Auto Center has been putting cars back on the road for 40 years, and they won't be stopping any time soon. The team of ASE-certified mechanics simply loves working on cars, whether they're repairing engines, restoring headlights, or brushing the teeth of dashboard hula dancers. The mechanics at the body shop restore cars that have been dinged or damaged in accidents; among their specialties are paintless dent removal and professional glass installation.
92% of 13 customers recommend
“Drop off the night before is easy and they did an awesome job. My car is so clean. I would recommend them.”
“Great staff. Very helpful. ”