Broome County and Greater Binghamton Chamber Announce Details About Buy in Broome Campaign at Press Conference

Broome County and Greater Binghamton Chamber Announce Details About Buy in Broome Campaign at Press Conference


Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and Jennifer Conway of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce announced exciting details about the “Buy in Broome” campaign taking place during the upcoming Holiday Season.


“We are very excited to partner with Broome County on a “Buy in Broome” Campaign during this Holiday Season,” remarked Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. “It’s just a natural fit with the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and the essence of what we are about – encouraging businesses in the community to do business with other businesses in the community. That could mean your family-owned business, like Dover & Co. in the Ellis Brothers Furniture Store, a boutique clothing store, coffee shop, restaurant or big box chain store we find in the Oakdale Mall or on the Vestal Parkway. It’s all about keeping those dollars in our community and in our County and supporting brick and mortar stores.”


What happens when you make a purchase from a local brick and mortar store or business?


1. More money stays in the local economy. Spending $100 at a local business reportedly results in $68 that stays in the community, and $43 for national and franchise businesses.

2. You embrace what makes your community unique. We have a wide variety of businesses in Broome County that you can’t find anywhere else.

3. You create local jobs. When you shop in your County, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions, not to mention the employees of the actual stores.

4. You help the environment. By not shopping on-line, you are using less fuel for transportation and less packaging for delivery.

5. Local Investments Strengthen Local Networks. Local business owners know you, and you know them. Not only do you support someone you know, but those businesses in return often donate to community causes.

6. You conserve your tax dollars. Spending locally instead of on-line ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!


So what is this Buy in Broome Campaign? To start, it is a targeted social media campaign that encourages our residents to make their holiday purchases at a brick and mortar store/location in Broome County.


We have a “Buy in Broome” Facebook and Instagram Page.


We have a dedicated website that will promote this campaign and list holiday shopping events taking place in businesses in Broome County. So if you are a retailer, please reach out to us to get your event listed.


We will have “Buy in Broome” stickers and posters for local retailers to keep this challenge top of mind this holiday season.


We will challenge our community to #BuyInBroome during this holiday season and beyond.


Broome County Executive Jason Garnar commented, “Spending your money at local businesses is a real way to make a difference in Broome County. It benefits our local business owners, their employees, and their families. It also keeps your dollars local; the sales tax you pay on purchases goes to the municipality and the County to pave your roads, keep your community safe, and keep your property taxes low. I challenge everyone in Broome County to join me and BUY IN BROOME this holiday season.”

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