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
Master Kim's World Champion Taekwondo Chesapeake
A seventh-degree black belt and a former Korean National Team coach, Master Kim knows just about everything there is to know about practicing, teaching, and training in taekwondo. At his studio, World Champion Taekwondo Chesapeake, Master Kim and his talented staff provide traditional Korean taekwondo programs for students of all ages, starting with Little Tigers for 4- and 5-year-olds all the way up to Wise Tortoises for fitness-minded centenarians. Family classes bring the whole clan together, while adult lessons boost physical fitness and confidence in equal measure.