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
Serene Dreams Spa
At Serene Dreams Spa, owner Ashley maintains a quiet, calming atmosphere enriched by soft music and sweet scents. These atmospheric elements help her clients to relax as she performs a wide variety of services, including facials, full body massages, and waxing. Each of these treatments, from facials for teenage skin to deep-tissue massages for sore muscles, are customized to suit the client's needs
What's more, Ashley carefully selects the brands she uses to satisfy both her ethics and her standards. Arbonne, for instance, makes all of its products from botanicals and tests them in a cruelty-free environment, where no animals are harmed and no humans are called mean names.