Smile Local with BRO & Impressions

Everyone knows that Asheville is a very special place. But, did you know that Asheville was ranked second in Yelp’s survey of best US cities to shop local? Yep! We’re not too surprised, because we appreciate our fellow local businesses daily. From our morning coffee to our favorite retailers, even our grocery stores, Asheville has so many local options to choose from. What other city enjoys so many thriving and innovative local businesses?

In fact, the area around Asheville has a diverse selection of local businesses also! It seems like the local mindset is spreading throughout nearby towns. As fellow business owners and community members, we feel so lucky to be part of this movement towards supporting each other and the environment.

On the small scale, buying a cup of coffee from your local shop instead of Starbucks doesn’t seem like a big deal. But, it actually is! It’s estimated by economists that “locally owned businesses circulate three times more money back into the local economy than chain stores.” Plus, it’s not just your one cup of coffee. By recommending that shop to your friends and family, you’re helping that business gain recognition and sending more customers their way. And, don’t forget about the environmental impact of sourcing products from a local area instead of shipping them across the country or flying them from overseas! Supporting local businesses is a very impactful and rewarding choice.

To take it a step even further, Impressions and Blue Ridge Orthodontics created our own Smile Local movement. Smile Local is about supporting local businesses with intention and about nurturing the collaborative spirit in our local community. We hope our colleagues and customers will join us in this celebration!

Let us know why living and shopping local makes you smile at #smilelocal! We’re also sending out FREE Smile Local magnets. Want a magnet? Sign up below and we’ll mail you one! We’ll be giving away prizes soon for people who spot our magnets around town.

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Here are some of our favorite local businesses. Please share your favorites with us so we can add them to the list!

Asheville Smile Local Businesses

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Hopey & Co. Grocery
We love the local produce, diverse options and amazing prices at Hopey!
Beehive Coffee Bar
The Beehive has delicious coffee and fresh baked goods! The adorable decor also makes it a great date spot.
Bada Bastu
Bada Bastu is a Nordic Style bathouse with saunas, cold plunges and massages. Locals get a discount. Definitely a must visit!
Second Gear
At Second Gear, you can find almost any type of outdoor gear at a great discount.

Hendersonville Smile Local Businesses

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Flat Rock Cinema
A locally owned movie theatre with great food and drinks!
Hendersonville Community Co-Op
The Beehive has delicious coffee and fresh baked goods! The adorable decor also makes it a great date spot.
Crate Wine Market
Diverse wine market with a unique Project Space showcasing varied local and international art!

Brevard Smile Local Businesses

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Blue Ridge Bakery
Blue Ridge Bakery has delicious cakes, pies, cookies, pastries, and lunch! We love their custom orders also.
Local Color
This local shop has so many handcrafted and unique products. We always love stopping by, and never know what we’ll find!
The Hub
You can buy a bike, rent a bike, and drink a beer, all right here! There are also food trucks nearby, and the shop is super close to Pisgah.