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
Photographer Eric Snethkamp uses his camera as a tool to unveil beauty in the world, whether he's creating shots of a boundless waterscape, a metalworker manipulating hot iron, or a couple sharing a loving embrace. Throughout his Beloved photo sessions, he encourages natural interactions between subjects as he captures candid moments of happiness and emotion. He assembles completed images from his shoots into online galleries for clients to view, and prints the images in high definition.