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
Fitness and Sports Performance
In college, Tiffany Grubaugh scored more than 1,700 points on the basketball court, and studied exercise science in class—she draws on both these experiences as the head of Fitness and Sports Performance. By focusing on functional training, she preps her clients to move in practical ways on the court and in life, rather than isolating individual muscle groups. She and her team also acknowledge that different workouts suit different physiques and fitness goals, which is why they offer customized personal-training sessions to complement their group boot camp workouts.