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
Maggie's Country Deli
With its white clapboard siding, blooming planters, and large plate-glass windows, Maggie's Country Deli exudes the sort of casual, down-home charm that makes it such an inviting stop for passersby. The smell of homemade muffins and pastries fills the space in the morning, tempting patrons to order a cup of Green Mountain Coffee and linger for a bit before moving on for the day. As the sun rises, the cooks begin to assemble a number of heartier options for the lunchtime crowds, including crisp salads and sandwiches stuffed with Boar's Head cold cuts and laser-trimmed slices of cheese.