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Small Business Spotlight – The Durham Box

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Every month, I highlight a favorite small business on The Doctorette. With the holidays approaching, I want to share some facts about why it’s important to shop small. Did you know… …that there are 28.8 million small businesses in the country. …that small businesses…

Small Business Spotlight – I Like It Here Club

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The first time I learned about I Like It Here Club was at a pop-up for First Friday in downtown Raleigh. I was immediately drawn to the delicate pieces that inspired me just by looking at them. The Club’s pieces matched the persona of their maker, Jessie…

#SecondHandSeptember – My Favorite Local Triangle Shops & Online Stores to Shop Second-Hand

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Did you know that every week, 11 million clothing items end up in a landfill? Globally, we consume an estimated 80 billion new pieces of clothing each year. This has significantly increased over the last two decades (an estimated 400%). I’m a little late to the game on…

Small Business Spotlight – Durham Distillery

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Gin Fizz, Gin & Tonic, & Martinis – oh my! And that’s just naming a few of my favorite gin cocktails. Lucky for us North Carolinians because we’re home to one of the best gin distilleries in the country – Durham Distillery. In fact, they were…

Small Business Spotlight – Brewmasters

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Supporting small businesses is a passion area of mine – and hopefully, yours too! Small businesses are invaluable in the creation of diversity in the workplace, keeping more money in our communities, and serving as a cultural representation of our cities.  To help bring awareness to our local community makers and…