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
Cher-Mere Day Spa
As a former biochemist for Nestlé, Cher-Mere Day Spa's founder Cheryl Bowles knows all about what consumers put in their bodies—and how that affects them. So, when she transitioned from the corporate world to the spa industry, she committed herself to using only organic and natural skincare products free of parabens, sulfates and other harsh chemicals.
The products used by Cher-Mere Day Spa are just as gentle on clients' skin as they are on the environment; they're made using solar power and are packaged with postconsumer recyclable material.