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
East Side Jet Ski
The employees at East Side Jet Ski hand customers the reins to a fleet of brand new Sea Doo jet skis and then nudge them in the direction of the area's many waterways, including the nearby Pontiac Bay and Lake Sammamish. Once on the water, singles and doubles rev their engines and cruise over placid waters before scrawling an apology to sleep-deprived fish in the sandy shores.
88% of 26 customers recommend
“We did it today. It was so fun. This is first time for my kids. They love it. The owner is so kind. We will do it next year again.”
“The guys are so laid back and jet skiing was a blast! We shows up a little late and they were completely fine with it. The scenery from the late is gorgeous! In would...”
“The guys are so laid back and jet skiing was a blast! We shows up a little late and they were completely fine with it. The scenery from the late is gorgeous! In would do this every weekend!”
“Great business owner!”