Steps for Moving Your Money to a Local Bank

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Make Your Money Local! To continue our Local Banking Month series, we wanted to provide you with all the necessary steps for moving your money to your nearest local bank! Organize current accounts. Know which accounts you have, so you know which accounts you need to close. Make sure all pending transactions have time to . . . read more

Meet Our Member Banks!

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In honor of Local Banking Month, we wanted to introduce you all to our local member banks here at Cambridge Local First! Cambridge Savings Bank At Cambridge Savings Bank, we are inspired by the lives and businesses of our customers. Cambridge Savings Bank is a full-service financial institution with $2.6 billion in assets. As one . . . read more

It’s Local Banking Month, Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Bank Locally!

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Here at CLF, our goal is always to support local businesses and let people know the benefits of choosing local first! With Local Banking Month beginning, we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know the top 5 reasons to choose local banks over big banks: 1. Get the Same Services at Lower Cost Most . . . read more

Want one less thing to remember? Sign up for Auto-Renew!

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We are so grateful to have members who renew year after year. Now we are making that process even easier by offering auto-renew. Once you sign up you will be automatically charged annually for your membership. If you like, you can also include a directory ad and make sure to get space in our annual . . . read more

Classic & Sonorous: recital, concert, and reception space available

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Longy School of Music is located in the historic district of Cambridge, Harvard Square. Their space hosts a century of academic tradition as well as several rooms for rent complete with beautiful architecture and acoustics. Spaces available to rent for receptions, recitals, practices, and concerts can accommodate 30, 60, and  281 occupants. Additionally, publicity services for events are available . . . read more

Play Lovin’ Local!

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Support Cambridge Local Businesses and Win Great Prizes! This winter has been rough on both Cambridge residents and businesses. The good news is that spring is just around the corner. In an effort to encourage shopping at Cambridge businesses, the City of Cambridge is launching the Lovin’ Local raffle card game from March 16 – . . . read more

Winter Relief: City Now Offering Micro-Loans to Small Businesses

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It’s been a tough winter on all of us, but it’s been especially hard on small businesses and on the local economy. Thankfully, the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has approved a snow storm loan to assist small businesses in their recovery from lost revenue as a result of the storms we’ve had. MGCC plans . . . read more

How to Have an Awesome St. Patty’s Day in Cambridge

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  Everyone here at CLF wants to help you embrace your inner leprechaun this St. Patty’s Day. Here are some suggestions for what you can do to make the most of it this year!   Looking to have a nice Irish brew this St. Patrick’s Day? Visit one of our pubs or taverns! If you’re . . . read more

Updates on Taxes for 2015!

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Taking guesses on your tax form can quickly turn into the IRS and your business engaging in the world’s most dangerous game. Here are the latest updates on individual mandate and self-employed tax law brought to you by Hajiani CPA. For more details or a consultation on taxes or accounting please contact Alamir Hajiani at . . . read more

Join us March 18th for our “Understanding Healthcare Benefits” Seminar!

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Have you ever had any questions regarding health care benefits for your employees? Unsure of how recent changes in healthcare legislation, including Obamacare, will impact your business? CLF can help! This seminar, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company, will discuss how businesses can manage health care benefits for their employees. WHEN: March 18th from 9-11AM WHERE: . . . read more