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
Sunpoint Tanning Center
The words “German engineering” often inspire awe in car aficionados, but at Sunpoint Tanning Center, they're more likely to roll off the tongues of impressed tanners—the center's beds come directly from Germany and boast designs as detailed as those of that country's roadsters. The silvery Kiwi King entertains tanners with tunes played over surround sound, and the Charming Cherry’s strategically positioned lamps color such difficult-to-tan body parts as the shoulders, neck, and soul. The spa’s standards of cleanliness are admirable; all beds as well as the VersaSpa spray-tanning booth are sanitized after each use.