Syracuse City has been a great place for Rentmeister Total Home Service to do business since opening our doors in 1968. What a great place to live, work, and play! That’s why we encourage all our fellow citizens to shop local and support the businesses that make Syracuse such a great city.

Did you know that for every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $73 will remain in your community? Compare that to the same $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, where only $43 remains in the local economy. Recent research from Civic Economics indicates that local eateries return nearly 79 percent of revenues to the community, compared to just over 30 percent for chain restaurants. When profits stay local, it increases the community’s wealth, tax revenue, and standard of living. Shopping in a local business district means less costly infrastructure, less required maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they benefit you the most — in your community!

Local business owners know you, and you know them. You are their friends and neighbors; giving locally owned businesses a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do for their community. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains because they are familiar with their customers and the events in their community.

Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets

Our community is growing, and if we want our community to continue to develop in a positive manner, we have to offer something that other communities don’t. Our local business scene is something that’s unique to Syracuse for travelers and provides quality and convenience for residents. Local shopping is crucial to our continued growth because the success of local businesses attracts and encourages other entrepreneurs to start local businesses, which leads to more jobs and revenue recirculating throughout our community.

So, the next time you’re out and about in this wonderful city of ours, take a minute to stop in at a local business and support those who support our community.


We opened our doors in 1968 and Syracuse has been a great place for our business!

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