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
Soleful Orthotics and Footwear
According to a 2010 study, people typically need to take about 10,000 steps each day to maintain optimum health. At Soleful Orthotics and Footwear, a certified pedorthist works to ensure that each of those steps is taken with comfort and ease. Using advanced technologies such as gait analysis software, she gains detailed insight into the inner workings of feet, before consulting with a podiatrist to craft custom orthotics. For clients who are busy or have trouble getting out of the house, the business also offers on-location fittings and can produce custom orthotics the same day. Additionally, Soleful Orthotics also offers moldable inserts, heel lifts, and other products that keep clients comfortable, and are ideal for those whose jobs keep them standing for hours on end, such as waitresses or professional hokey-pokey dancers.
“Rachel was great..she knows her stuff and gave me full attention. If you use orthotics, this a good person to know.”