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
David J. Coon, Medical Qigong
After being diagnosed with a serious spinal disease as a teen, David Coon embraced the healing notions of Oriental energy medicine and was able to find complete relief from his ailments. Today, he shares what he learned over decades of study at the knees of master teachers, offering group and private qi-gong classes, bodywork sessions, and counseling. Classes in qi gong, a form of gentle, mindful exercise, help students tackle issues such as stress, back pain, and psychosomatic illness.