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
Sam's Bar & Grill
In America, playing sports is almost as much of a national pastime as eating while watching other people play sports. Sam's Bar & Grill facilitates the latter with TVs aplenty, a menu of comfort food, and frosty pint glasses. While the bartenders serve up draft beer and margaritas, the chefs cook burgers and foot-long hot dogs atop the grill. They also whip up a number of shareable appetizers, including homemade onion rings and the eatery’s signature plate of fries, topped with bacon bits, gooey cheese, jalapenos, chives, and ranch dressing.
On select nights, however, the TVs defer to DJs. From their high-tech rig in the corner of the bar, they compose mixes and encourage guests to dance, or at least play rhythmic games of Duck, Duck, Goose.