Apply to the Resilient Local Economies Summer 2021 Internship!

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Internship Overview: Join American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of MA, Cambridge Local First (CLF), and Think Local First DC for a 10-week summer internship on bolstering resilient local economies. The internship will last from Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, August 6. We are seeking a cohort of highly motivated, self-directed, summer interns . . . read more

Cambridge Local First Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

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We write to you to share that Cambridge Local First stands in solidarity with the AAPI community.  This has been a difficult week for many members of our community. The shooting of eight people in Georgia, including six women of Asian descent, is the latest escalation in a surge of anti-Asian attacks over the past year. This targeted . . . read more

Where to shop? Business Diversity Directory shows you options led by women, minorities

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By Daniel Wang, published on the Cambridge Day on March 22. Donna Dunkley styles a customer at Creations N Hair before the salon’s move to Wellington-Harrington from Cambridgeport. (Photo: Marc Levy) A 2021 Diversity Directory of local businesses owned by women and minorities is available to Cantabrigians looking for everything from pastry and home decor to acupuncture and . . . read more

2021 Cambridge Business Diversity Directory Now Available

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BY The Patch, February 24, 2021 Press release from the City of Cambridge: The 2021 Cambridge Business Diversity Directory is now available as a digital PDF document as well as an online searchable database, making it even easier to find and support the diverse small businesses of Cambridge. The Cambridge Business Diversity Directory lists businesses . . . read more

Two Restaurants, Alike in Dignity?

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BY Sarah W. Faber, The Crimson, February 18, 2021 Source Pizza opened in Harvard Square in November of 2020. By Ryan N. Gajarawala “Despite their vastly different styles and atmospheres, Source and Spyce have a surprising amount in common — both restaurants are breaking in novel and eco-friendly consumer-centric models.” In the last three months, two restaurants . . . read more

Popportunity in Cambridge

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By Kaia Patterson, CLF & CSBBN Intern From the eclectic sounds of Drake’s Controlla playing on high volume when I entered Starlight Square, to the colorful voices of laughter echoing across this newly-created shopping center, I knew Popportunity was a place like no other. Believe me when I tell you, the moment I stepped beyond . . . read more

Register Now for Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

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By Molly Bond, published on American Booksellers Association on Feb. 9, 2021. Booksellers are encouraged to register for an upcoming antitrust webinar with Rep. David Cicilline, chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, on Monday, February 22. The American Booksellers Association is co-sponsoring the webinar, which will run from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET, with the Institute . . . read more

One of the most ‘Cambridge’ bars in Cambridge, The People’s Republik, has closed

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By Amy Saltzman, published on Wicked Local on Feb. 8, 2021 The People’s Republik is the latest Cambridge institution to permanently close its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  After temporarily closing Dec. 4, owner Robert Blair confirmed to the Boston Globehe’s shuttering the Soviet-themed bar for good after 23 years of business. A rite of passage . . . read more

Cantabrigians are mourning a loss of identity, reporting shutdown of People’s Republik bar

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By: Marc Levy, Cambridge Day, February 6, 2021 The People’s Republik bar in Mid-Cambridge, seen in August. (Photo: Marc Levy) The People’s Republik, the iconic bar in Mid-Cambridge, has apparently surrendered the cold war, with social media posts reporting seeing furniture being removed starting Friday; the bar’s phone line was dead Saturday and an online rating . . . read more

Businesses Well Lived: Starting with three stories in which decades of work ended amid a pandemic

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By: Marieke Van Damme, Cambridge Day, January 19, 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has affected each of us in life-altering ways, big and small. Some changes have been universal, others individual, but the pandemic’s effects have reached every one of us, on every continent. Cambridge is no exception, including its small businesses. Since the start of . . . read more