Keeping it local: Cazenovia entrepreneur raising funds to grow local necktie business

The Cape is just one of the various exotic necktie knots offered by TieBros.

The Cape is just one of the various exotic necktie knots offered by TieBros.

— The philosophy behind TieBros is one of attitude — a lifestyle dedicated to being gentlemanly, confident and successful in how one projects an image to his refined social, business and professional life.

The purchase process is simple, Baker said: Men find the knot, pattern and material they like on the TieBros website, then mail in their personal specifications. Baker and Dambach hand-tie the tie in their North Syracuse offices then mail it out.

Baker and Dambach startd their Kickstarter fundraising campaign because TieBros needs proper equipment, more staff and the ability to write grants, Baker said. Their Kickstarter goal is $15,000, with which they will keep their business 100 percent made in America.

Part of their funding will also go to hiring employees, specifically veterans transitioning back to civilian life after service.

“That’s a tough issue for vets, we both know,” Baker said. “We feel they deserve the opportunity to transition back in a place that understands what they’re dealing with.”

For now, TieBros is focused on meeting their Kickstarter goal and continuing to grow their business.

“Right now, we’re just trying to get word out for Kickstarter; maybe not everyone wants a tie but hopefully they may want to support a local business,” Baker said. ““We’re just asking, people even if only want to give a dollar, we appreciate one dollar as much as $1000. To us, a dollar is pretty valuable.”

For more information on TieBros or to donate to their Kickstarter fundraising campaign, visit their business website at tiebros.com or their Kickstarter page at kickstarter.com/projects/1087783273/tiebros.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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