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Truly local (and sustainable) craft beer from Empire Brewing Company

The brewery in New York state uses local energy, grows its own ingredients, composts and more. By: Starre Vartan Wed, Apr 30, 2014  (Posted on Mother Nature Network – www.mnn.com) All photos: Empire Brewing Company You’d think brewing great beer that people love would be enough for any brewer. But not for David Katleski, founder of Syracuse, New […]

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partners with Syracuse First

Syracuse First is pleased to welcome Tully Rinckey PLLC to our family of businesses who are dedicated to growing the local Syracuse economy. Tully Rinckey PLLC – named by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing privately owned companies – is located in downtown Syracuse in the heart of historic Franklin Square. The […]

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Measuring “Buy Local” Campaigns

Bring out the yardstick, here are a few measurements of the “Buy Local” movement: In communities with an active “Buy Local” campaign, locally-owned, independent businesses saw revenue growth of 8.6% in 2012 — compare that with 3.4% for the same businesses in communities without an active “Buy Local” campaign. 87% of independents said that being […]

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Happy New Year (OK, a bit late to the game): Outlook for 2013

It’s January 15th, so obviously we’re way late here — but Happy New Year! 🙂 As the weeks, months, and years seem to fly by, it can be tough to find time to evaluate and re-evaluate personal and professional goals. The new year provides a few moments to *think* about those things, clear out some […]

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Local, defined

Local. The foundation of pretty much everything we, as an organization, talk about. We’ve uttered words or terms like local food, local beer, local wine, local coffee, local business, local services, local restaurants, local economy, local hotels, local products, buy local, think local, be local… and I’m sure you get the point. And even though […]

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719 East Genesee becomes “Soul Space at 719”

719 East Genesee Street is a remarkable building. Its’ physical features are unique: from the dark brown hardwood floors, to cavernous hallways, and aesthetics from a time gone by — directly outside, the meandering Connective Corridor establishes its’ presence with Forman Park, new construction, and funky green bike lanes. Business occupants of the building reflect that same […]

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Buy Local Bash: “A raging success”

“I declare a raging success”  tweeted Michael Benny (CNY Central) at 8:00pm on Monday. Fortunately for us, Michael was at the Buy Local Bash at 8:00pm on Monday (and he was re-tweeting our tweet, so we can safely say that’s what he was referring to). He joined 500 people on a pretty chilly evening at […]

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Buy Local Bash: The Day Before – some thoughts on the event and where we stand

Phew. Many days leading up to the Bash were a sprint, not a jog — it’s nice to see the finish line is only a day away. And anyone who has put together a ‘once annual’ event knows that the to-do list is closer to 3 pages long than 1. Fortunately for us, we had […]

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6 reasons to attend the Buy Local Bash

With only SIX (6) days left until the bash, we came up with six reasons why you should be at the Regional Market next Monday at 6pm: 1. Support local businesses. OK, this is obvious. The event is only possible because of the locally-owned, independent businesses in attendance. We’ll have a packed house (or shed) […]

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Buy Local Bash: What and Why

We’ve all been to fundraising events with food, drinks, music, and the like. And on the surface, that’s exactly what the Buy Local Bash is. You can imagine it: A shed at the Regional Market teeming with food vendors (local producers/creators for tastings and purchases), drink vendors (beer/wine), music (local talent), people milling around from […]

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