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
Freddy Fox Photography
Freddy "Fox" MacDonald learned photography using a manual camera and developing photos in a dark room, which gave him an eye for composition and an appreciation for the art of photography. But as much of his current work reveals, he's also savvy with computers, and often digitally enhances images with bright colors that add a surreal touch to photos. Whichever approach clients wish to take, Freddy immortalizes the resulting prints on sturdy 3/4"-thick wood with banded edges or brushed-metal bounding, giving owners the ability to hang their photos directly on the wall, rather than whittling their own frame first.