Buffalo First is a nonprofit whose mission is to foster a strong, self-determined local economy in Western New York through consumer education, advocacy and programs that further the impact of local and sustainable business in the region.
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Get the Rust Out Speaker Series: Judy Wicks
Judy Wicks & BALLE Reception at Block Club
2013 BALLE Business Conference in Buffalo
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Visit Buffalo Niagara
O’Connell’s is a men’s style destination that personifies the meaning of our “Love Your Mom and Pop Shop” campaign! “Established in 1959 they have been a family owned and operated clothier offering men’s, women’s, and young men’s clothing”. It takes a good strong family to keep a business alive, along with a loyal clientele. The Huber family is blessed to have both. Read the full article
Visit Buffalo Niagara
Keeping with our “Love Your Mom and Pop” campaign, this week we give a nod to women’s clothing boutique MS Eye Candy. A charming little shop right off-the-beaten-path on W. Utica, located in the Elmwood Village. Blazing the way with trendy indie labels and emerging brands, MS Eye Candy is a sweet addition to our local retail community. Read the full article
The Good Neighborhood
The Special Events offerings are coming together for the upcoming national conference of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) hosted by Buffalo First from June 12th-14th. Next week we’ll announce here the nightly live music schedule, all of which will be open to the public; for now, here are two “Living Economy Tours” also open to the public. Registration for the entire conference is still open here, as is our call for volunteers here. Read the full article
What's New Buffalo?
Listen to this exclusive interview with the lead organizer of Buffalo’s local businesses, Sarah Bishop. She discusses the strength of Buffalo’s local economy and discusses how it will be 2013’s featured city for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), North America’s largest localist network. Sarah discusses how the conference will boost business for the city and recognition for the successful and sustainable choices made in Buffalo. Read the full article