6 Ways To Support Local Rochester Businesses
Monday, January 4, 2021 11:00 AM by Visit Rochester Staff
Photo: Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
One of the most impactful things we can do as a community right now is come together to support our local small businesses. At Visit Rochester, we know that local ROCS! We’ve compiled a list of just some of the ways we can support Rochester businesses.
1. Order Meals From Your Favorite Establishments
Local Rochester restaurants need your support now, more than ever. Consider supporting a small business and enjoy some delicious food or drinks while dining out or from the comfort of your home with takeout. See our guide to takeout and delivery here.
2. Purchase Gift Cards
Purchasing gift cards to your favorite local businesses is a great way to support small. Buy one for you and gift another! Discover Rochester businesses offering gift cards for sale online via buycardsfromhome.com or purchase gift cards in person.
3. Become A Member
Enjoy the gift that keeps on giving when you purchase a membership to one of Rochester's many museums or attractions. Annual memberships and season passes are available at, but not limited to:
4. Write A Review
Have you had a great experience at a local establishment? Writing a review on Google, Yelp, or TripAdvisor is the best way to recommend a small business to other community members and future visitors.
5. Pre-Purchase Services
Buy now to enjoy later! Many local service-based businesses are offering ways to pre-purchase services for you to redeem at a later date.
6. Shop Online
Not local? Don't worry! You can still enjoy all your favorite Rochester goodies from miles away by purchasing items from online shops and having them shipped to your home. Many local businesses are curating unique baskets and bags that can be ordered online.