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. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
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
With 14 years of retail-industry experience under her belt and a nod from CBS Sacramento as one of Sacramento's best personal shoppers, it's clear that Chantera Gunn knows her stuff when it comes to style. But it's Chantera's commitment to making her clients look and feel great that makes her one-of-a-kind. "It's amazing how clothing can transform a person just by adding an accessory or an amazing pair of shoes," she says on her website.
At CG ShopStyle, Chantera helps transform clients' wardrobes and create new outfits in a fun, stress-free environment. After an initial consultation to discuss personal style preferences, she sifts through clients' clothing to help determine what to hold on to and what to let go. She then assists in creating new looks that complement an existing wardrobe during personal-shopping excursions. "I like to find pieces that can be mixed and matched with what my clients already have in their closets."