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
Tragedy struck PerFit Pilates' owner on New Year's Day 2008. Heart attacks claimed the lives of two loved ones. Two weeks later, she set out to shed the extra 50 pounds she'd been carrying around by enrolling in a personal training program. After a few years in the business, the personal trainer discovered Pilates, and PerFit Pilates was born. At the studio, she teaches almost exclusively reformer Pilates classes, but adds chair work to some classes, all in an effort to help folks bulwark themselves against the pitfalls of ill health.