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
My Kneaded Touch
Kristen, the certified massage therapist behind My Kneaded Touch, believes that therapeutic touch can improve virtually any condition. During sessions held within Bliss Salon and Spa, she dissipates tension with gentle Swedish strokes, roots out chronic aches with deep-tissue kneads, and addresses issues such as headaches or fibromyalgia with more focused techniques. Try a treatment that incorporates warm desert stones if you want an extra dose of pampering or if you're a cold-blooded lizard.