AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Montgomery County officials and business leaders are launching the “Buy It In Montgomery” campaign on Friday, plus unveiling a logo for the new initiative.

“Businesses large and small have stepped up to help neighbors in need during this crisis. Now it’s time for us to do the same for our local businesses. Every small business represents years of hard work, passion, and investment. By focusing on buying local, we can help reignite our economy and keep strengthening our county.”

Matthew L. Ossenfort
Montgomery County Executive

“Buy It In Montgomery” promotes local commerce by developing a comprehensive online directory to help area vendors impacted by the coronavirus attract support from customers and the community. The program is using #StrongerTogether.

Montgomery businesses owners, products, and services have faced unprecedented economic hardship through the pandemic, with friends and neighbors struggling to stay afloat. All businesses in Montgomery County can sign up to participate in the “Buy It In Montgomery” campaign—and be included in the new online directory—should contact the program via email.

County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort, Amsterdam Supervisor Thomas DiMezza, Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti, and Montgomery County Business Development Center CEO Ken Rose were on hand at the Chatter Box Boutique at 10 a.m. Friday, help to bring awareness to the importance of shopping locally.