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 North Arrow Studio
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? _North Arrow Studio’s work is refined, crafted with pride, and deceptively uncomplicated. Our spaces are beautiful and practical. Our work does not cry for attention, but instead speaks softly through a design language that strikes a balance between the familiar and what is new. North Arrow also offers residential, restaurant, and bar design consultations. _
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I always wanted to be an architect. I grew up in Mexico City. In a place like that, you are surrounded by beautiful, impressive, tall buildings. I lived in their shadow, and at some point I wanted to learn more about them.
What do you love most about your job? Getting to do what I love every day.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? Repeat business and referrals.