Our Mission

Southern Tier Independent Restaurants, Inc. (STIR) is a 501c3 Not-For-Profit Corporation in partnership with the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.   Founded in 2014, its mission is to promote the patronage of locally owned independent establishments and continue to build a vibrant restaurant scene across the Southern Tier. STIR also sponsors scholarships for SUNY-Broome and Broome/Tioga BOCES Culinary Arts Program students.

Top 10 Reasons to Eat Local!

1. Personal Attention
2. Quality of Food
3. Giving Back to Our Community
4. Product Diversity and Historical Significance
5. Creating Jobs and Opportunity
6. Convenient Locations
7. Shape and Share Our Local Character
8. Local Decision Making
9. Entrepreneurial Opportunities
10. Strengthens Our Local Economy
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