Certain other companies are also known for doing good for environments and communities, while on the other end of the spectrum, some big-box corporate entities are viewed as evil to employees and as destroyers of small-town shops.
In Footloose, Lori Singer portrayed Ariel Moore, daughter of a small-town Bible-thumping pastor who has helped to make dancing and rock music illegal in the area, due to a tragedy that happened years before.
Suddenly, its name no longer seemed appropriate, so Farm Bureau Mutual shed its small-town cloak and became Nationwide Insurance.
This type of small-town specialty store approach takes full advantage of word-of-mouth type of marketing and personal referrals.
This South Carolina city has a lot of appeal for seniors who want a mild climate and small-town values.