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
Rudy's Christmas Trees
You know it's officially the holiday season when you see Rudy's Christmas Tree Lot setting up shop at the Saddleback Lanes parking lot. Here, the lot's cheerful attendants display fresh Christmas trees as well as wreaths, garlands, and accessories, all awaiting their turn to fill dens with the holiday spirit and the unmistakable aroma of fresh-cut pine. As members of the general public peruse the grove and interrogate each tree to see if it can keep gift contents a secret, they can also feel good knowing they're helping to support their community, as Rudy's aids the fundraising campaigns for a number of local charities.