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
Sid Andruska's road to becoming a counselor was bumpy to say the least. Her rocky childhood equipped her with firsthand glimpses into the problems that her clients may be facing, and her own path out of that dark period and into one of security and happiness enables her to help guide others. She channels her knowledge into life coaching with more than 15 years of experience helping others. During sessions she meets one-on-one with clients in the throes of indecision, emotional turmoil, or anxiety.