Adirondack Cooperative Economy

We are a new community of concerned citizens and businesses that wants not only to boost our economy but bring about a shift in our attitude towards money.

Warrensburgh Bicentennial

Three Sister Mountains  Schroon River Warrensburg, NY


April 1st, 2013

We invite you to join the Warrensburgh townwide Buy-Local-First Campaign sponsored by the Adirondack Cooperative Economy (ACE) by April 1st

What is the Buy-Local-First Campaign?

It is a promotion to stimulate local people to make their purchases locally.

Why should your business join our Campaign?

Increased local economic activity will help support local businesses and our local community by using locally developed currency to buy locally produced services and products. This creates jobs, increases the total income of town businesses and insulates our community from some of the worst aspects of the business “boom and bust” cycle – eg 2008 Financial collapse etc….

How does your business benefit?

  • Confirm your reputation as a truly LOCAL business and access our growing membership of Regular Year-round Local Customers who already want to support other local businesses and would like your support too!
  • Increase purchasing power of customers in our community by keeping currency circulating locally = more sales, more prosperity for all.
  • Raise your profile in the community at low/no cost through Cooperative Marketing sponsored by ACE and our members including:
    • Adirondack Buyer Days” sponsored by ADK North Country Association
    • Marketing NY Farm Products” sponsored by ADK Harvest & Cornell Cooperative Extn.
    • Shared ads in the ADK Journal, EcoLocal Magazine and other media.
    • Participate in Window Signage an ADK Bucks Buy-Local-First Logo in your window. It DOES draw customers.
    • Be Listed in the websitewith links to your own Webpage or Facebook page, so members know where they can spend ADK Bucks
  • Attract New Customers through innkeeper/tourist welcome baskets which will include ADK Bucks
  • Be part of a dynamic new Local Business Alliance
  • Have access to interest free micro-loans for local initiatives
  • BOTTOM LINE – capture business now going elsewhere !

How do I join?

  • Sign on to the BUY-LOCAL-FIRST CAMPAIGN Collaborative Challenge by agreeing to join the ACE before April 1st when 25 other Warrensburgh businesses also agree to join.
  • On April 1st become a member of ACE for $25 annually and receive 25 ADK Bucks for your immediate use to promote your business and make purchases from other members.
  • Agree to accept ADK Bucks (a new local currency) for all or part of the purchase price of your goods or services and spend it at other local businesses. Think of it as a re-usable coupon. You decide how much and for what item(s).
  • Be Part of the Solution, Help Yourself AND Support Your Community !

    See Webpage: or Facebook: AdirondackCooperativeEconomy

The image above is featured on our new Bicentennial Buck

Please note: Instead of a long set of minutes from our last meeting at Willows this is the end result.


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