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
Future Sun Tanning
Though miles from the nearest ocean, Future Sun Tanning manages to create a seaside atmosphere in its cozy shop. Past the reception area's aqua blue accent wall lies a long hallway painted with sandy hues. Private rooms branch off from this hall; nestled in each one is a tanning bed or booth, imparting UV rays to coax sun-kissed color to the skin's surface. Customers who want immediate color opt for Mystic tan spray tans, which mists the skin with bronze tones as it delivers a dose of hydration.