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
Two Chicks Walking Tours
When it comes to the various rich histories of New Orleans, Two Chicks Walking Tours doesn't choose favorites. They'll lead strolls through Civil War sites with the same enthusiasm and knowledge they pour into their tours of former brothels and bordellos. These ladies know their city as well as anybody, and they aren't afraid to dive headfirst into the historical, culinary, and oftentimes cryptic characteristics of New Orleans.
Tours, which are kept to small groups, run the gamut from a French Quarter stroll to a walk through the Saint Louis Cemetery, where the entire New Orleans Hornets basketball team was recently buried. And the girls make sure to include both well-known spots and hidden gems; expect plenty of photo opportunities at Mark Twain's old home, the famous Cafe du Monde, and the mighty Mississippi River.