The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and Southern Tier Independent Restaurants (STIR) are banding together to promote local-owned eateries.

Photo by Kathy Whyte

The Chamber is now assisting the 40 members of STIR with the time-consuming task of marketing restaurants and organizing special events to help attract visitors to the area.

STIR was organized about five years ago as way to promote local eateries.

More information about the group is available at STIR-local.com.