The independently-owned businesses listed below will give a portion of your purchases to any charity you choose. Simply submit a “Shift Your Shopping For Good” flyer during the dates indicated. All 1,000,000+ charities in the country are automatically included!
Help your business and any charity in town by joining the campaign for free, too! Click “Count Me In.”
Agree to offer a portion of individual purchases to charity (15% recommended) when customers mention “Shift Your Shopping”, “Think Local Thank Local”, or “Cambridge Local First” from Friday, November 29th through Friday, December 6th. You can offer a percentage of all sales; give a flat donation for specific items purchased; or anything in between. Customers must mention the promotion in order to trigger the donation (i.e., it acts like a coupon, you are not required to give a percentage of all sales, it just has a much more charitable impact).
Your participation gets you FREE use of Causetown, a quick and simple tool that enables each customer to choose ANY nonprofit to benefit, turning charities into cheerleaders for the local economy.
They have truly tried to address concerns of added confusion at the register by offering several different methods for tracking purchases:
pen and paper
manually adding transaction through the website
A POS App.
Use whichever method works best for your business!
You receive 1 invoice and 100% of the funds are distributed to recipient organizations.
Causetown is donating their time and energy to this project and will assist all CLF businesses who want to participate in getting setting up.
Join us during Local Economy Week as we celebrate the launch of the 2014 directory!
October 8th, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
One of our newest members, Workbar in Central Square will be graciously hosting this event- with delicious food being provided by Basil Tree Catering, a cash bar by Booze Époque and a selection of complimentary wine and beer (hear that free wine and beer)!
Hope to see you all there!
Free for all!
Health Care Reform and How It Will Affect You and Your Business
The rules on healthcare and the future of reform seem to change weekly. How will this affect my business and family? How will it work in Massachusetts? Will our regulations change, too? Does it even involve me; what will I need to do to accommodate the changing laws? Will there be tax implications?
These are just some of the questions and issues you are facing as HR managers, business owners and/or the person who handles operations for your organization. Join CLF member James McSweeney from The CIP Group to hear more about these issues and get your questions answered!
The presentation will address current topics regarding the Affordable Care Act such as Employee Notification, the delay of the shared responsibility provision for over 50 life accounts, taxes and fees associated with PPACA, what you should be telling your employees now, the new Exchange/Marketplace plan designations, subsidies, the 9.5% rule and minimum coverage.
In addition we will talk about what to expect in the future regarding rate setting, waivers that Massachusetts has received, wellness, the impact on seniors, expansion of w-2 reporting requirements to small employers, and the role of brokers.
This is a FREE workshop that Cambridge Local First and the City of Cambridge are cosponsoring on Wednesday October 23rd from 9:00am to Noon at Cambridge City Hall Annex, located at 344 Broadway.
Take advantage of early bird rates by renewing your CLF Membership by June 1st, 2013!
First and foremost, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a Cambridge Local First member. Our members are truly the heart and soul of our organization; by displaying Cambridge Local First materials, participating in our events, and otherwise sharing the message of Cambridge and local business every day, you are helping us support what we believe is a very important message about our city.
As a current CLF member, we know you place value in our membership benefits, and we want you to know that your membership dues contribution is essential to CLF’s ability to continue our mission. We have never raised our dues since our inception eight years ago. This year we are excited to roll out more events and opportunities than ever for our members. As such, we are implementing a nominal increase in our annual fee from $100 to $125. Please note that we are not increasing the price of advertisements or other add-on opportunities. Rather, we are increasing the overall opportunities for promoting our members’ businesses.
To renew your membership with us and to continue enjoying your membership benefits, simply click here for a variety of ways to renew. In addition, I am happy to set up a time to personally come to your business to meet you, see your space, and hear more about your business and discuss how CLF can help you. We thank you for your continued support – it is truly appreciated.