PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and regional partners launched a Buy Local or Bye-Bye Local campaign, which was meant to bring awareness to consumers on how crucial it is to shop locally, especially for the upcoming holiday season and the slower winter months.
The shop local educational campaign will highlight gift ideas that can be purchased locally and feature small businesses that continue to operate with significant restrictions placed on them including restaurants, salons and spas, bowling alleys, movie theaters, gyms, non-profits, breweries and more.
The SBDC has partnered with business organizations across seven counties, including the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County IDA/LDC, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Saint Lawrence County Chamber and the Essex County IDA. The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is another partner as an extension of its #clicklocal campaign, which encourages North Country residents to consider shopping local even when they are online.
"Thinking local is so important for our communities," Ti Chamber President and CEO Matthew Courtright said. "When you spend local you are supporting your friends, family, neighbors and the future of your community. Whether you are eating local, shopping local, utilizing local services, attending events, or just showing your support by sharing a local businesses or organizations posts. It all makes a huge difference."
Read the story in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.