We are your community. We live near you in your neighborhoods. We hire you, your family, friends and neighbors. Forty-three percent of the American workforce is employed by small local businesses. Shopping at local, independent retailers keeps more of your money in your community--we pay taxes to support local roads, schools, parks and libraries. Local business owners donate more and often to your children’s schools, churches and other local worthy community causes than non-local owners. We buy many of our supplies and much of our inventory locally. You will use less gas than traveling to the mall or other shopping centers, so you will have more money to actually spend:).
Our businesses create a unique community character and often restore local landmarks for their businesses (think Mary Ann's Candies or Vertical Runner). We actually create a real sense of community through the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce and the many connections we make through that organization. We help support and grow each other's businesses. E. g. I met with two co-owners of Brecksville businesses that are part of the Chamber the past few weeks to work on joint promotions together that will benefit our customers. Many others utilize the Chamber to do similar things or to support other local organizations such as the Brecksville Stables and other local non-profits. We partner together via the Chamber to bring more value to the customer.
Brecksville has many true retail businesses--e.g. Karen's Hallmark, Crochet Innovations, Davids, Finesse Jewelers, Brecksville Fine Jewelers, Framer's Gallery etc. etc. Also, even within our service businesses we have a lot of retail--e.g. at my salon and spa we carry Aveda products, and we also sell jewelry designed and made by local resident and business owner Lila Tamulewicz (Chaco Designs), Creekside sells bakery and wine for great gifts, Brecksville Florist has a whole gift section stocked with products--many made by other local businesses. Having vibrant businesses locally such as these create character and prosperity for our city which impacts the value of your home. These are all important reasons to shop local.
Bella Toccare de Spa & Salon
8239 Chippewa Road
Brecksville, OH 44141