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
Amy, Kind Massage's therapist, acquired a taste for healing early in life when she helped her mother cope with an illness and recover from a car accident. Hoping to turn her love of caring for others into a career, she enrolled in massage school, earned her license, and then attained additional certifications in reiki and jo shin do acupressure. All of these experiences—the compassion she picked up at a young age, the myriad techniques she learned in school—converge at Kind Massage. There, Amy offers comfort and relief in the form of deep-tissue, hot rock, and acupressure massage, and also through offerings such as reiki and skincare wraps.