Buy Local Saturday

Syracuse First website.

A reminder to shoppers during the holiday shopping season, you may want to consider the benefits of shopping with local businesses in Central New York to grow the local economy.  For seven years, a local organization’s mission has been to see if consumers will actually commit to making a ten percent shift of their purchases with locally-owned businesses.  Syracuse First is hosting its annual Buy Local Bash next Monday at the F-Shed Regional Market.  Executive Director Chris Fowler says the number of vendors continues to increase for the event.

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Not every holiday shopper wants to compete with everyone else for gifts during annual Black Friday sales at malls.  There are plenty of people who are experiencing a leisurely pace this weekend, walking from store to store at Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse.  The secret shoppers we spoke with are searching for those special gifts such as Greg (yes, a man who actually shops early) from the city.