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
Self-made fitness maven Suzanne Ko founded SKo-Fit to deliver holistic-minded health services that span personal training, group classes, and lifestyle consulting, including advice on nutrition. After growing up studying classical piano, ballroom dance, and East Coast swing, Suzanne's passion for fitness ignited upon joining a group step class in 1997. She then attained multiple certifications and the strength to crush bricks with her mind, though it was not until she was laid off from a design job in 2009 that the idea to launch SKo-Fit became a reality. When not helping clients attain more statuesque physiques, Suzanne contributes weekly to theBrideScoop, and tweets tips on nutrition and healthful food choices.