For Businesses

  1. Get your business listed on the Business Directory – Simply click on “submit listing” under the Business Directory tab on the Buy Madison homepage and enter your business’ information.  It will ask you to create a username and password so you can change or update your listing at any time.  It is free and only takes minutes to do!  Our goal is to list every business in Madison County.  The Directory is also where you can enter in your Buy Madison Debit Card Promotion.
  2. Display the Calculate the Advantage Poster and Stickers on your storefront window or another visible location to let your customers know your business is part of the Buy Local Campaign.  The poster will help educate your customers about the campaign and the power of keeping purchases local.  The stickers are laminated and made to withstand being outdoors.
  3. ‘Like’ the Buy Madison Facebook page and we will like your business’ Facebook page back!  We post daily to engage our Facebook followers.  We also share posts from other local businesses’ Facebook pages to help our businesses reach new and returning customers.
  4. Share the Buy Madison Website at  If your business has a website, you can spread the word about Buy Madison by adding it as a link on your site.  Also available on the Buy Madison website:  Download the Buy Madison Logos, the poster, and more to use on your business’ site or on other promotional materials.
  5. Host a First Wednesday event - First Wednesday is a great way to put your business in the spotlight!  Every first Wednesday of the month Buy Madison hosts a First Wednesday event at a different business.   This event provides a fun, social way for new customers to learn about your business.  Go to the First Wednesday page to learn more and see the upcoming events!
  6. Market the use of the Buy Madison Debit Card – Buy Madison has teamed up with Oneida Savings Bank to produce a Buy Madison debit card.  Over 3,000 customers have the Buy Madison Debit Card!  This debit card works just like any other debit card except it has the buy local logo to remind customers each time they swipe their card to keep their purchases here in Madison County.  Your business can promote the debit card (and the buying local concept) by offering discounts and promotions to customers that use this debit card.  Buy Madison will market your promotion or discount to help encourage customers to shop at your business and to generate excitement about buying local. Promotions can be entered when you submit your business listing to the Business Directory.  Please note, this must be a unique promotion or discount, i.e. it cannot be something other customers can receive; it has to be unique to customers using the Buy Madison Debit Card.