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.
With the Cambridge Local First Community Card, your customers have yet another reason to support your business, and CLF’s promotional campaigns will help your business attract more friendly faces. So, if you’re sick of the same old punch card routine or frustrated by the excessive price cuts required by daily deal sites, consider this: as a local business, whatever your trade, you have the unique advantage of appealing to your community as a neighbor, instead of just another company!
How The Card Works For Your Business:
The Cambridge Local First Community Card makes it easy for residents and visitors to support our local business community through one simple loyalty card that can be used year-round.
As a CLF business owner, you can market your business through the Cambridge Local First Community Card program at a fraction of the cost of conventional advertising- submitting an offer is included in your general CLF membership!
The reward or discount you offer is completely up to you and can be customized to fit your business’s goals and cost structure. You may also change your reward at any time to fit your marketing needs. There is limited room on the card itself to offer “one-off deals” which are available on a first come basis.
The Cambridge Local First Community Card can be used with every visit to each business throughout the CLF network, inspiring customer loyalty and repeat business.
Our vast network allows local businesses to cross-market for each other, creating a powerful web of opportunities for the small business owner.
As a participating business of The Cambridge Community Card, you get:
A mention in CLF newsletter to announce your initiation
A Mention in CLF’s Local Business Directory, which is available throughout the City of Cambridge at member businesses, universities, and City buildings
An online listing on the CLF Loyalty Card webpage, which includes a link to your business
Cambridge Local First Community Card social media promotions
Opportunity to purchase cards at a discounted rate to resell, gift, or donate
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!
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.