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
Byron Graves Photography
The artists at Byron Graves Photography don't need to look far for inspiration: their 3,000-square-foot studio is located in the picturesque old village region of Wauwatosa. Inside, they arrange clients in front of a wide variety of backgrounds and set about capturing their unique look. But their talents aren't limited to the indoors. Upon request, the company dispatches its professionals to outdoor and on-location sessions, eliminating the hassle of transplanting your entire backyard to their studio.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213