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What's Coming Up

The Practice of Leadership: Essential Tools for Resilient Small Business

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The practice of leadership is a core discipline of successful and resilient businesses. Caleb Dean from Owl, Fox & Dean will introduce some of the methods that he uses in helping organizations across a wide range of sectors develop leadership capacity. Participants from any role within an organization can benefit from attending.

The participant should leave the meeting with:

  • Practical tools to help develop leadership capacity for yourself and within your business
  • A five step process to prepare for and structure difficult conversations
  • Methods for developing high quality relationships with staff and stakeholders
  • Approaches to develop strong team working agreements

Join us on May 6th from 9:00am – Noon at the CLF Conference Room located at 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge Ma 02139 for this incredibly valuable workshop!… Read More

posted on: April 15th, 2014

Spring Events at The World’s Only Curious George Store


Spring Storytime

Friday, April 4, 2014

Time: 10:30AM – 11:00AM


Location: The World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

Description: We’ve had enough chilly weather. It’s time to get ready for flowers, sunshine, and outside fun! Join us for the first day of spring, complete with stories like And Then It’s Spring, Hooray for Spring, and more.  After we’ll decorate our own flowers to celebrate the season! This hour is perfect for children 2-6 year-olds.… Read More

posted on: March 25th, 2014

Summer Intern

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Cambridge Local First is looking for an organized and enthusiastic summer intern! Our mission at CLF is to promote a vibrant local economy by fostering a close relationship with locally owned independent businesses and our community. Our selected intern will:

  • Play a vital role in CLF outreach and marketing
  • Assist with social media and web-based marketing for CLF, including the organization’s accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and the monthly newsletter
  • Contribute to other marketing and communications projects for the organization, including the 2015 Directory launch, the CLF Community Card, Shift Your Shopping, Think Local Thank Local, press outreach, email marketing, events, and other projects as needed.
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posted on: March 20th, 2014

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