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
Rancho Heritage School
On the site of the first school in Alta Loma, the Rancho Heritage School continues a tradition of educating local students that began nearly a century ago. Its programs offer curriculum-based learning for students from preschool through second grade. Kids study a full complement of math, science, language-arts, and physical-education courses in classes with no more than 15 students. During the summer, the school transforms into a camp, still retaining a strong focus on education. Weeklong themed camp sessions teach kids about forest creatures, the Olympics, and the local geography on a trip to Mt. Baldy Nature Center.