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
Joshua Ian Photography
Since taking on photography as a full-time pursuit in 2001, Joshua Ian has archived the happy moments of families, parents-to-be, and newlyweds through his skillfully targeted scene constructions. Solo portrait sitters and groups of friends and family converge in Joshua's studio or their choice of flattering location, such as a park, backyard, or vacationing neighbor's living room. Joshua artfully composes unlimited shots during his sessions, subtly editing them for blemishes and correcting color. After sessions, clients can drop by for print-ordering sessions, perusing and sharing their sets from an online gallery before choosing their favorite shots for emblazoning on photo paper and canvases.