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Heartwood Tree Service Preserves the Queen City’s Crown Jewels

Heartwood Tree Service Preserves the Queen City’s Crown Jewels

Can trees become a part of tourism? In Charlotte, North Carolina, trees are increasingly becoming a destination thanks to Charlotte native and local business owner Patrick George. For more than 30 years, George has owned and led Heartwood Tree Service, but the impact he’s had on the community will far outlive the successful business. “I think our tagline says it all: We’re helping trees outlive people,” George says. In business,…read more →

Trautman Arbor Care Responds When Trees & The Community Need It Most

Trautman Arbor Care Responds When Trees & The Community Need It Most

Most of Trautman Arbor Care’s work takes place in central Pennsylvania, but owner Mark Trautman knows what it’s like to travel for work. Over the past several years, he has taken his services to the areas where they’re needed most, including a 9/11 crash site and a hurricane-battered coast. This fall, he’ll travel again, swapping his arborist’s tools for a bicycle. Prior to starting his own business near State College,…read more →

P.O. Bahn & Sons Fights Fire with Service

P.O. Bahn & Sons Fights Fire with Service

P.O. Bahn & Sons has four generations of experience servicing engines in Santa Monica, California. Founded in 1927 to service automobiles, the family-owned engine repair shop transitioned to small engine sales and repairs in the 1970s. As it turns out, that transition has been good for both the business and the community. In 2005, P.O. Bahn & Sons introduced a mobile saw repair unit that it now uses to service…read more →

SHIFT10 Celebrates Local Business, Promotes Shopping Local Year-Round

SHIFT10 Celebrates Local Business, Promotes Shopping Local Year-Round

In an effort to promote year-round support for local businesses, SHIFT10 launches National SHIFT 10 Day holiday and campaign to encourage consumers to shift 10% of their everyday spending to local businesses instead of big-box stores. SHIFT10 is presented by founding partner, Scott’s Marketplace. “Small businesses are the lifeline of our country,” said Scott Curry, CEO of Scott’s Marketplace. “By giving local entrepreneurs daily support we directly impact the health…read more →

Site Specific Inc.’s Impact on the Tree Care Industry Goes Beyond Michigan

Site Specific Inc.’s Impact on the Tree Care Industry Goes Beyond Michigan

Located in Howell, Michigan, Site Specific Inc. provides tree care services under the leadership of Julie Stachecki Johanningsmeier. With Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor forming somewhat of a triangle around Howell, there’s also a fair share of urban forestry work to be done. For her part — and her business’s — Stachecki Johanningsmeier puts her passion for urban forestry to good use well beyond the state of Michigan. Stachecki Johanningsmeier…read more →

Builders Do it Center Keeps New Mexico Community Kid-Friendly

Builders Do it Center Keeps New Mexico Community Kid-Friendly

Roswell, New Mexico, is a town of around 50,000 people in the southeastern part of a southwestern state. As the fifth largest city in New Mexico, Roswell is located about 40 miles north of a smaller city, called Artesia. The two cities share an area code and at least one local business, as Builders Do it Center works in and around the southeastern part of the state to serve customers…read more →

Dave Leonard Tree Services Plants the Future in Lexington

Dave Leonard Tree Services Plants the Future in Lexington

“I’m still learning.” That’s how Dave Leonard, owner of Dave Leonard Tree Services in Lexington, Kentucky, approaches the business of forestry. His education began more than 40 years ago, when he graduated college with a degree in forestry and launched his own business. In the years since, Leonard has continued to learn, but he has also begun to teach, giving back to his community and the next generation of arborists….read more →

American Booksellers Association Takes on Amazon for Indies

American Booksellers Association Takes on Amazon for Indies

Small businesses across a variety of industries have long felt the sting of competition from large online retailers. These retailers often aren’t restricted by geography, selling to customers across the country much like a big-box mass retailer. What’s more, large online retailers may find themselves exempt from collecting state and local sales tax, helping them beat the prices of local brick-and-mortar stores. Fortunately, for locally owned and independent bookstores, there’s…read more →

Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace Join Forces to Champion “Shop Local”

Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace Join Forces to Champion “Shop Local”

In an effort to promote support for local businesses, Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace today announce a national partnership that will encourage support for local businesses across the United States and educate American consumers on the shop-local movement. Independent We Stand and Scott’s Marketplace are both “shop local”-minded organizations that boast similarly aligned missions with the primary goal to support small, local or otherwise independent businesses in the United…read more →

Nominations for the 2016 Indie Awards Are Now Being Accepted!

Nominations for the 2016 Indie Awards Are Now Being Accepted!

In continued celebration of small and independent businesses, Independent We Stand will host the sixth annual Indie Awards beginning September 12. The Indie Awards, also known as the Independent Small Business of the Year awards, highlight the real value that small businesses bring to their communities. For instance, small businesses have been found to create twice as much sales activity per square foot of retail space than big box stores….read more →

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