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
Miami International Riding Club
A lifelong love of horses was the seed that grew into Miami International Riding Club, a joint venture between mother-daughter team Celia and Daniela Bunge. Certified in the English riding style, they focus on hunt-seat and jump-seat riding as they work with students ranging in age and experience levels from tender-footed beginners to competitive experts. Atop gentle, friendly school horses, students work on their equitation skills, or head to the barn to learn how to groom and tack.