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SyracuseFirst “LOCAL Thirst” // June 24 // 5:30 – 7:30p

SyracuseFirst “LOCAL Thirst” Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:30 – 7:30 PM Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard, 1911 Tasting Room 2708 Lords Hill Road Lafayette, NY 13084 Join SyracuseFirst for our LOCAL Thirst networking series at the 1911 Tasting Room! Entrepreneur Steve Brennan, Co-Owner and Director of Sales at Beak & Skiff, will share the story […]

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Teaching Kids the Value of Going Local

The “support local” message is catching on more than ever America and as we continue to become better educated regarding the positive economic benefits of shifting our spending to locally-owned businesses, it’s apparent these habits need to be preserved and nurtured among our youth. Luckily for parents, there’s a ready-made audience for teaching the support-local […]

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The brutality of compromising your morals and your mission:: The problem with the race to the bottom is that you might win. Even worse, you might come in second.

Lowering the price is a one-directional, single-axis choice. Either it’s cheaper or it’s not. At first, the process of lowering your price involves smart efficiencies. It forces hard choices that lead to better outcomes. Over time, though, in a competitive market, the quest for the bottom leads to brutality. The brutality of harming your suppliers, […]

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5 Reasons to Kiss a Small Business Owner (Local & Independent)

5 Reasons to Kiss a Small Business Owner This week, entrepreneurs and business leaders will be celebrating the common denominator of the U.S. economy: Main Street. by Megan Dowd FOX Business This week, entrepreneurs and business leaders will be celebrating the common denominator of the U.S. economy: Main Street. First held in 1963 by the […]

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SyracuseFirst Invites You! #LocalThirstSYR

SyracuseFirst Invites You! Local Thirst Networking Series Bull & Bear Pub, 125 E. Water Street Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM   FREE FOOD        LIVE MUSIC W/ TOMMY CONNORS        CASH BAR        GUEST BARTENDERS Get Thirsty! The Local Thirst networking series is a chance […]

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Recycling 101 (OCRRA)

Despite a strong recycling record, each year our community generates enough trash to fill the Carrier Dome (325,000 tons)! You can help reduce waste by learning the ins and outs of recycling. Corrugated cardboard with wax, plastic, or styrofoam. Frozen food boxes. Paper plates & cups. Paper towels, tissue, toilet paper. Egg cartons (paper or […]

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May is National BIKE Month

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Whether you bike to work or […]

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Eat LOCAL (SYR) – How to Nourish our Local Food System

Every dollar you spend is an investment in something. If you’d like more local food choices that nurture our local economy, here are a few things you can do: Read the Labels: Find out where the stuff you’re buying comes from and seek out local products, knowing your dollar will have a deeper impact Visit […]

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Get Rich (quick)

Get rich (quick) Enrich your world by creating value for others. Enrich your health by walking twenty minutes a day. Enrich your community by contributing to someone, without keeping score. Enrich your relationships by saying what needs to be said. Enrich your standing by trusting someone else. Enrich your organization by doing more than you’re […]

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Turning the global economy into connected communities

Connecting people and businesses will make for a more resilient economy and a happier population, Balle founder Michelle Long tells Oliver Balch Oliver Balch theguardian.com, Monday 7 April 2014 Michelle Long, founder and chief executive of Balle: ‘We no longer know where our food comes from’. Photograph: BALLE The family-run Colophon Café is your archetypal […]

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