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
Suburban Painting Services
A lot of companies pledge to go the extra mile, but Fred Marcy and his crew from Suburban Painting Services take that pledge to heart. When Fred's team repainted the exterior of a client's home in 2010, she was sure she might lose a plant in the process, since they were planted so close to the house; yet to her great surprise nary a leaf was left out of place. That's the kind of care Fred and his team take with every commercial or residential job they undertake, always using premium paint, making sure edges and trim are neat, and promising to never to push duties off to a team of subcontractors or artistic lab mice.