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
Forever Beautiful By Essjay
As the owner of Forever Beautiful By EssJay, Susie Jackson fills her studio with the kinds of furnishings you might find at a vintage store: shabby-chic crates, repurposed dressers, and eclectic chairs. Though the studio's decorations recall the past, Jackson's service menu offers a peek into the future with advanced treatments that draw on Image Skincare products. Developed by chemists and physicians, these concoctions cleanse and exfoliate skin with plant-derived stem cells and other healthful ingredients. While Jackson tends to skin, hairstylists color tresses with Redken products and a nail technician paints nails with designs that range from simple dots to tiny reproductions of the Magna Carta.