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
Samantha at Mane Stage Hair Design Studio
Inside Mane Stage Hair Design Studio, framed prints of Cary Grant and Marlene Dietrich—prime examples of old Hollywood glamour—watch over Samantha as she gives nails the star treatment during manicures and pedicures. She clips, files, and buffs nails to prep them for bright coats of polish. Clients can choose regular or chip-resistant polish, and Samantha's nail station boasts a wide range of color options.
“Be patient! Samantha is trying to start her own business. She is very sweet, and very focused. She did a good job!”