Many of the large corporations in America pull money out of our communities while offering less than stellar customer service. The biggest tool we have to even out the odds is to start local businesses and support local businesses. I operate this blog as a way to help people connect with the owners behind the businesses in our communities, as a way to see busines ownership as a form of art and self expression. It is the owners we are supporting when we shop at a local merchant. It is the families of the owners who are impacted by the businesses success or failure. Business is an artform just like painting. How a business looks and operates is an expression of the person making the decisions, usually the owner. My goal is to encourage and inspire you, the community, to care about the success of the local businesses which have chosen our neighborhood as there place to set up shop. "The simple truth about the greatest business people I have known is that they have a genuine fascination for the truly astonishing impact little things done exactly right you have on the world.." Michael Gerber the E-Myth.