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
While recovering from a car accident, Ashley Goulet discovered firsthand the pain-relieving power of massage therapy. This experience motivated her to become a licensed practitioner herself, in order to spread the benefits of massage to others. She brings her services to Groundings, where restorative services such as massage, reiki treatments, and ionic footbaths are paired with a shop stocked with jewelry, books, and spiritual-healing items. Part art gallery, part gift shop, and part wellness center, Groundings offers a unique environment for customers to unwind.