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
Northwest Fishing Adventures
US Coast Guard–licensed guide Herman Fleishman has been fishing the Pacific Northwest since age 12. His love of fishing and knowledge of the area's rivers led him to open Northwest Fishing Adventures. There, during trips throughout the year, he guides groups into inland waters full of salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon. If that weren't convenient enough, he supplies all of the gear and knows all of the lyrics to that song that lures fish to the surface of the water.