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
Sertinos Café makes visitors feel right at home with its welcoming wood interior and made-to-order cuisine. The staffers layer each sandwich with whole-roasted meats and premium cheese, which they stuff into panini bread and baguettes toasted to a golden brown. They also provide the same care and attention to detail to their house beverages, hand-roasting more than 20 organic coffees in small batches and brewing imported loose-leaf teas that are available by the cup or pot. Guests can devour their treats in the café’s fireside seating area, which is furnished with oversized armchairs and pillows embroidered with the soup du jour.