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
Whiten Up! Redding
The name says it all. Whiten Up! Redding is on a mission to brighten smiles across Redding, and the center’s technicians draw on advanced lasers and whitening gels to do so. During platinum-, gold-, and silver-level treatments, they cover enamel with a specially formulated hydrogen peroxide gel before activating the gel with targeted wavelengths of blue LED light. Though treatments range from 20 to 60 minutes in length depending on the desired level of stain removal, they can all be accomplished on the same visit. The platinum-level treatment, for example, brightens teeth up to eight shades and removes any muddy tracks left behind by the tooth fairy in three successive 20-minute sessions.