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
Kumo Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
It's compassion that drives Roberto Masferrer, proprietor of Kumo Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Practicing Oriental medicine since 1990, Roberto understands that it takes a healer's touch to steer people away from pain and suffering and into the bliss of optimal health. At his family practice, the woes of chronic disease and injury evaporate through a variety of Oriental-medicine techniques. In addition to needle and non-needle acupuncture, Kumo Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers massages—including Japanese-style zen shiatsu and tui na, or deep-tissue, massage—nutrition counseling, and herbal remedies.