I happened to see this on Facebook and felt it was really important if you are a local Capital Region business. 

Lord knows there are enough websites to buy stuff off of.  You can beat the pants off of local prices, right?  Yea, sure, but if you think about it, how does that help this area and local businesses?   We live here, we work here and we need to think about the local economy too.

from Albany County website

There is an event at the Times Union Center coming up on September 28th from 11am-4pm.

There will be Specialty Shops, Farmers, Butcher Shops, Bakeries, Food Vendors, Local Restaurants, Painters and Craftsmen.   A great day of food and fun to celebrate our local businesses!

You can register right on their Facebook page, by the way.