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
Shaping Zone for Women
The staff members at Shaping Zone for Women never want their clients to be intimidated by working out. That's why they've created a welcoming, women-only fitness space. Here, members can build camaraderie, endurance, and muscles in group classes such as Zumba instead of constantly trying to get their friends to build human pyramids together. They can also develop their own fitness regimen thanks to access to recumbent bikes, free weights, elliptical machines, and resistance bands. The results: toned limbs, strong midsections, and increased energy.