Positive Impact
Committed to Social and Corporate Responsibility

At the heart of our organization is widespread commitment to responsible drinking, and we partner with our customers and suppliers as well as industry organizations and members of local legislatures to combat drunk driving and underage drinking. Our efforts help ensure that our product is used wisely and responsibly, not only because it’s good business, but because it’s the right thing to do.

All of our associates and agency partners are TIPS Certified, this solidifies our commitment to responsible drinking and selling. TIPS has been a global leader in alcohol safety training for more than 35 years. Program participants receive training by a certified TIPS instructor on how to detect the signs of intoxication and strategies for intervening effectively to prevent alcohol related problems. For more information go to http://www.tipscertified.com.


We are committed as a corporation to do our part for the world around us. Our associates are always looking for new ways to encompass this in our everyday work from installing energy-efficient technologies in warehouses, to recycling and going mobile to creating carbon-reducing sustainable business practices.

Giving Back

Empire Merchants North takes pride in being an active community member, contributing products and dollars to many of our region’s non-profit organizations. Our employees and partners are dedicated to improving the social well-being of the communities we serve with volunteer efforts and through donations. Here are just a few of the organizations that we are proud support.

Albany Wine and Dine Festival
Ambush Pride Buffalo
American Cancer Society
Black and Latino Pride of Albany
Buffalo Big Brothers
Buffalo Home Show
Claudio Cares
Corks & Forks
Cornell Hook & Ladder
Cornell University
Colonie Seniors Center
Fort Drum
Fort Ticonderoga
Gateway Community Industries
Jake’s Help from Heaven
Jim Kelly Golf Tournment
Kelly For Kids Foundation
Make A Wish Foundation
National Horse Racing Museum
Northeast Food Pantries
Northern Duchess Hospital
Pride Center of Albany
Pride Center of Rochester
Rochester Breast Cancer
Rochester Medical Center
Siena Vino Festo
Syracuse Alzheimer Association
Taste of Hudson
Taste of Travers – Saratoga Senior Center
Vassar College