Buy Buffalo stuff and help promote the region

Have you ever wondered what you could do to support Buffalo’s marketing effort? Well, as a matter of fact it’s kinda easy. Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) has been working on expanding its product offerings online with a new online store, and each time you make a purchase your money goes toward marketing this city. See what I mean when I say that it’s an easy way to contribute?
Now you can get some of your favorite Buffalo merchandise online, while knowing that you’re furthering our region’s promotional efforts. From long sleeve t-shirts to Buffalo-centric books… there are even chicken wing and sponge candy holiday ornaments for the die-hards out there. Apparently chicken wing ornaments were biggest sellers over the holidays, along with Beef on Weck for Dummies and zubaz koozies (whatever floats your boat). 
Remember, 100% of the net proceeds from the online sales (and the merch sales at the Airport and Market Arcade information centers) goes toward marketing our region. 
*Visit VBN online at or stop by the Market Arcade (617 Main Street) Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 or Saturdays 10:00-2:00.

About the author  ⁄ queenseyes

Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer |


There's also a local artist trying to launch Buffalo-themed items with her 'Be Herd' slogan that I think is very clever:

She has t-shirts and prints 'Be Herd' cards with various themes (check out the 'print' tab).


Check out:

Very cool hoodies and shirts.

They are working on some new designs and products for this year.

The applique lettering, labels, hang tags, printing, etc... are all designed, manufactured, and applied in Buffalo !

Buffalonians are all over the world and no matter where they are, they maintain some sort of physical or spiritual tie to their hometown.

Growing up in Buffalo will shape you in important ways. It will instill in you kindness, generosity, resilience, integrity, and a strong devotion to community.


I love this, but gotta ask... how many of these items are made locally, and how many are shipped in from China?

As a temporary expat, my shopping list regularly includes Sorrento cheese, Cheerios and Rich products. I tend to hope that makes a bigger difference than buying novelties that were made in Mauritius or Guangzhou.

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