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An illustration of people celebrating online shopping in Syracuse because it's COVID times and we're all inside so the F-Shed will be there when things cool off

Virtual Buy Local Bash Marketplace

Thank you for Buying Local!

Your support of the local business community during the 2020 Virtual Buy Local Bash Marketplace is greatly appreciated! We encourage you to continue choosing to shop local throughout the Holiday Season!

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SyracuseFirst is taking the Buy Local Bash Marketplace online! The virtual Buy Local Bash Marketplace will be open to shoppers for one week in November (extended through December 1) so you can start your holiday shopping with local businesses. This is a one–of–a–kind opportunity for you to shop from the comfort of your home and get to know the locally owned, independent businesses of Central New York. When you shop local, your dollars stay in CNY and support your neighbors. Kick-off your holiday shopping in this virtual marketplace.

Date / Time

Wednesday, Nov 18th–Dec 1st, 24 hours per day!


Anywhere you have access to a computer or mobile device!

Top Reasons to shop virtually at the Buy Local Bash Marketplace:


Who doesn’t love shopping in their pajamas while sitting on their couch?
Knock out holiday shopping a little early with some locally-made goods!
Discover new local businesses!
For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.
Locally-owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.
Where we shop, where we eat and have fun – all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit
Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. In fact, since the 1970s, more than 65% of new jobs have come from the rise in small business. Not only do small businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, but they’re also the customers of local businesses themselves.
In addition to generating more tax revenue per sales dollar, taxes paid by small, local businesses are widely used to support schools, parks, roads, and other local programs that benefit your friends, family, and community.
Small businesses carry unique products and services that you won’t find anywhere else. When you shop at a chain any product you buy, hundreds of others will have
And, again, who doesn’t love shopping in their pajamas from the comfort of their couch (pants optional)!


This event is only possible because of our amazing sponsors. Please check them out!

  • Presenting Sponsor


  • Neighborhood Champion Sponsor

    Eastern Shore Associates

  • Local Agency Sponsor

    The Lab Creative
  • Sustainable Sponsor

    CH Insurance
  • Sustainable Sponsor

    Sustainable Sponsor
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SyracuseFirst is a program of CenterState CEO, an independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization, and chamber of commerce, dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. SyracuseFirst helps independent local businesses and entrepreneurs thrive by facilitating collaboration and connections; focusing on buying local initiatives and awareness; and helping those businesses capture a larger market share for growth, ultimately contributing to a stronger local economy.