Buy Local Blog

The Espresso Shot (#026)

Five Sentences for Five Situations

 ~ Five Sentences for Five Situations ~



Buy Local by Supporting Local Sports

March to the Match this Friday!

When you think about supporting the Buy Local movement, or if you are thinking about taking the 10 Percent  Shift (a SyracuseFirst initiative), are you factoring in our local sports teams? You should be.  Our local athletes and sports teams bring revenue to the City of Syracuse and excitement to their fans.



A sweet Buy Local business

Lune Chocolat is “fresh, fresh, fresh.”

Last week, I stopped into Lune Chocolat, in Manlius, to visit with owners Mike and Emily Woloszyn. Established in September 2011, they have turned a small, local chocolate shop into one that serves the United Kingdom, Canada and other parts of the globe.



Leaders, Businesses Owners Weigh In on Buy Local

Live Local. Buy Local. Lead Local.

I am a proud member of SyracuseFirst. I am not a member of CenterStateCEO.  Yet.



Want to Play ‘Buy Local” with Me?

Educate me about where you buy local with this contest!

Most readers of this blog already know the most popular and trendy places to buy local.  I want you to educate me about where you buy local so I can expand my Buy Local shopping options by being introduced to new businesses.



Buy Local to Keep Sales Tax Local

I always encourage everyone to buy local for many good reasons.

I always encourage everyone to buy local for many good reasons.   



You are the Face of Buy Local

We cannot strengthen our local economy without working together as a team.

Your face and your name are the faces and names of “Buy Local.” We cannot strengthen our local economy without working together as a team. We recruit every day, and guess what?  We accept anyone who wants to join the team.



It’s Time for Buy Local Layaway

Local businesses offering layaway

I’m challenging all local, independently owned businesses to begin offering layaway options to our patrons and buy local supporters. Maybe some of us already offer layaway.  Awesome! Great!  Thank you! Tremendous!  The problem is, I haven’t seen any of us on Twitter or Facebook (yet) shouting about layaway offers.



A Primer on Buy Local Arts

Where to buy art, locally

I (Brian) was the guy who suggested we focus this blog on our “local arts” this week.



Who We Are and How We Do Local

Who is Buy Local?

SYRACUSE FIRST