Leadership Allegany Students and the "BuyLocal" Movement

Submitted by Leadership Allegany on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 05:42

Students of Leadership Allegany, Class of 2012, have volunteered their time to assist with the "BuyLocal initiative" which is sponsored and managed by the Allegany Business Center. The "Buylocal Allegany County" Business Directory and the online "Taste of Allegany County" websites will serve as marketing resources for local businesses. In addition to an online business listing local businesses can also showcase their products in the Taste of Allegany sample boxes. You've seen them before...sturdy corrugated mailing boxes filled with all kinds of delectable speciality food items: jams, sauces, dressings, candies, syrups, mustards, vinegars, crackers, etc. "Until now, there hasn't been a package like this, that features the 'bounty of our county'," says Gretchen Hanchett, Business and Community Development Services Director.