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
HairXtraordinaire by Shante'
Shante' knew from an early age that she wanted to help people look their best. Today, after more than 20 years in the beauty industry, she does just that. Inside her salon, she colors and cuts locks and applies weaves with a variety of techniques. Shante' is also adept with natural hair, styling strands with wet or dry flat twists, gel twists, and double-strand twists. In addition to creating new looks, Shante' instructs clients on the best ways to maintain their 'dos until the tiny alarm clock in their hairline signals it's time for a trim.