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
Float Norfolk at Renova Wellness
Float Norfolk at Renova Wellness's float tanks eliminate the stimulations of the outside world and completely relax minds and bodies with one-person capsules filled with 10 inches water and 800 pounds of Epsom salt. Patrons lie suspended inside the pods, floating on water heated to skin temperature, which makes it virtually impossible to distinguish which parts of the body are in contact with the water and which are not. The deep relaxation sessions can lower stress levels and blood pressure, reduce pain and inflammation, and promote better sleep.