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
A Chat with Makeup By Melanie G
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I offer a kindness and knowledge base of having many years of stage experience where I first learned special effect makeup. I love being able to make people's inner beauTy show through by enhancing the human form with makeup. I am a Certified Professional International Makeup Artist.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted do to be able to do something I enjoy and spend my time doing just that.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing the transformation, and the way the person's eyes light up when you show them the mirror and when the groom sees the bride for the 1st time too.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I feel more beautiful today than I ever have before. Can you always do my makeup for me?