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
Smiling Owl Massage
It was scoliosis that drew Danielle Mellroth to massage therapy. Her chronic pain and tension were relieved by a licensed massage therapist, a feat that pushed Danielle to pay it forward. So she became a licensed massage therapist herself. In fact, she even went one step further by completing training in cupping with the International Cupping Society. Cupping involves the application of heated cups to a client’s skin to create a vacuum that relieves stress and detoxifies the body. Combined with custom massage, it aids in relaxation and alleviating pain.