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
Samantha Nicole Photography
As a child, Samantha would wonder around her family's river cabin shooting pictures of wind blowing leaves and endless roads winding through woods. That fascination at finding beauty everywhere, whether in a weather-worn fence or a parent's proud expression, is as strong as ever to this day. Today, she brings that enthusiasm to portrait sessions for kids, families, and weddings. After sessions, she can memorialize the event with high-quality prints, wall panels, or custom-designed albums.