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
Marlon R. Productions
For actors and models in need of a headshot, there may be no better place than Marlon R. Productions. That's because this full-scale photography studio is also a video production house and talent agency, so the staff knows first hand what it takes to woo a casting director's eye. But you don't have to have Hollywood ambitions to utilize their expertise—photographers bring the same polished, creative edge to wedding, family, and everyday photo shoots as they bring to the studio's magazine and print projects. At weddings especially, the aim is to unobtrusively capture honest moments and authentic emotions.