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
PB Athletic Wear & Yoga
Kristen Lemoine always had a passion for the arts, a passion which found a new form of expression when she started to design fitness clothing. As a veteran gymnast, Kristen understood how clothing needed to move to let the body be at its most flexible. It turns out her designs, and her enjoyment of exercise, translated well to yoga. Ultimately, she decided to join her ongoing fitness practice and design business into a single venture, PB Athletic Wear & Yoga, where she outfits aspiring yogis as they head into classes.
The team of teachers at PB leads a true variety of yoga; they helm 15 types of yoga classes, in fact. They practice basic hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga alongside more modern variations, such as aerial yoga, which uses fabric slings attached to the ceiling to support parts of the body.