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
Integrative Life Coaching
As someone whose specialty is taking charge of change, Barbara Chase coaches from experience. She's no stranger to redefining her routine—she's raised three children and undergone major moves, both across and out of the country. Today, she calls upon lessons from her own life, as well as the training that came with earning her master's degree in psychology, to help others with similarly daunting tasks.
Her life-coaching sessions strive to identify and plan for each client's unique goals. Barbara might develop strategies for parents whose children have recently left for college, or employees struggling with a job change. She also addresses family and relationship concerns. Her services take the form of individual or group sessions, conducted over the phone or video call.