As 2016 approaches, the Vestal Post Office is helping local businesses with a New Year's resolution; the resolution of growth.

On Friday, the organization held a "Customer Appreciation and Grow Your Business Day." It showed costumers gratitude and offered businesses tips for things like advertising and cutting the costs of shipping orders to customers.

Officials say the new year is an important time for companies to get their name out there. They remind you that the Postal Service can help.

"We have many services that we offer. Flat rate boxes is one of them, Every Door Direct Mail is another one that we use for businesses that want to advertise," said Tim Gwardyak, Vestal USPS Postmaster, "And a lot of businesses don't understand, or don't know, what we have out there. So this is a chance for us to discuss with them what options we have to help them grow their business."

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