Why Local

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At its core, shopping local means supporting a community. 

Behind your favorite Richmond area shops, restaurants, and businesses are people – your own neighbors, friends, and family who work tirelessly to provide goods and services for all of us. These hardworking entrepreneurship have poured their hearts and souls into their businesses while also recognizing the vital role that small businesses have in giving back to their community. 

In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, we’d like to introduce you to a few of them and let them tell you, in their own words, what it means to be a local business owner.