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
CrossFit North Augusta
CrossFit North Augusta fills its gym with gymnastics rings, Olympic-style weightlifting equipment, medicine balls, and sturdy wooden boxes. This may seem like a random hodgepodge of equipment, but it's all carefully selected to aid in CrossFit's functional exercise regimen. And if you don't know what to do with, say, a kettlebell, don't worry; the certified trainers shout out instructions to keep everyone on track during the intense workouts. Though CrossFit can be quite challenging (in fact, it's supposed to be), every exercise can be scaled to various levels of ability. When the weather's nice, workouts move outside, where students sprint along the beach and pull live oak trees out of the ground.