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 Bay Table Tennis Club
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Table Tennis is a sport for people of all ages and abilities. Table tennis is a great work out and is also known as "high speed chess." We are getting people away from the television for some good old fashioned fun.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
We have everything for ages 5 and up. Table tennis is great for little kids attention span and social skills. It also helps prevent Alzheimer's by increasing heart rate and using lots of brain power.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
When I received my International Table Tennis Coaching license we had the privilege to work with a great player in a wheelchair. He made me realize this sport can offer so much for everyone, and I needed to bring it to as many people as possible. Get everyone together through sport.
What do you love most about your job?
I love watching young, old, and people with disabilities playing together. The social aspect is the most enjoyable for me. My clients become my friends because I see them all the time. I also enjoy the smile on someone's face after they have learned something new.