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
Lighting Up Charlotte
Carol Calvert has always been passionate about energy healing, tracing her interest in it back to her work with children and adults with ADHD. As an educator and advocate in that environment, she learned firsthand the power of energy healing and soon after became a licensed Spiritual Health Coach, Reiki master, and eventually a light coach and expert.
She founded Lighting Up Charlotte as a way to share her love of light energy therapy with others, offering light coaching and light experience meditation within her healing space. She also extends the healing power of light to animals with equine light therapy, which aims to treat horses' aches and pains caused by saddles, overwork, or walking around like a human when no one's around.