Here’s How the Local First Initiative Helped Small Business Last Year!

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The Institute for Local Self –Reliance has just released the results from its 2015 Independent Business Survey, and the results put a smile on all of our faces! According to the data the ILSR collected, thanks to organizations like CLF, business in an area supported by a Local first network received more business as compared to areas . . . read more

Table for one please!

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Whoever said you needed to show love for another person on Valentine’s Day? Show some love for yourself and visit on of Cambridge’s local spa, acupuncture, and massage centers like Moose and Mimi Relaxolgy, Antonina Bodywork, or Acupuncture Together. Community Card Members receive discounts on services at all three!   Feeling some aggression from the . . . read more

Locally Unorthodox Love

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AppleCinema will be showing the new 50 Shades of Grey movie on Valentine’s Day. Check it out and see what all the hype is about!   If you’re in the mood for a twisted comedy, Brattle Theater will be showing Secretary at midnight on February 14th.   If you are looking to wind down and . . . read more

Only one week until our seminar with the legendary Paul Saginaw!

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Pathways to Extraordinary Customer Service Thurs, Feb 19 | 8am-12:30pm | NonProfit Center Boston | 89 South StreetPresented by SBN, Cambridge Local First, and Cambridge Trust Company Paul Saginaw, the legendary small business leader & co-founder of Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, MI is coming back to lead his latest & greatest version of his popular & practical workshop . . . read more

Love Locally

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  Classic R&B singer Mario performs at Ryle’s Jazz Club Wednesday February 11th, doors open at 7:30pm.   Inspired by David Bowie and John Lennon folk artist Jeffery Gaines plays at Passim Folk Center Friday February 13th at 8:00pm.   Local Bands LOVE LOVE and The Darlings play an intimate venue at Toad in Porter . . . read more

I’m Locally Yours

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Brattle Square Florist: 31 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Central Square Florist, 653 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 Coady Florist, 1540 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Boston Bead Company, 23 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Irish Imports, 1737 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 Nomad, 1741 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 Rebekah Brooks Jewelry, 17 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 Singing Stones Jewelry, www.singingstonesjewelry.com Tis tiK, 54 Church Street, Cambridge, MA . . . read more

Book your appointment with a Tax Professional

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Tax season is notoriously stressful for the bouts of confusion many documents and densely worded forms. Now is your opportunity to sit down one on one with a tax professional! CLF business member, Alamir Hajiani of Hajiani CPA, will be available to sit down for thirty minutes of consultation time with you on Thursday, February . . . read more

RSVP for our upcoming Business Improvement Seminar

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With the recent changes in Massachusetts law, it can be hard to navigate how best to care for your employees within your current business model. This seminar, presented by Cambridge Local First and sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company, will discuss the recent changes in Massachusetts law regarding paid leave and the minimum wage and how to . . . read more

The CLF Community Member Program Presents An Evening of Giving

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Join us next Thursday, December 18th from 7-9PM atSalt & Olive in Harvard Square for An Evening of Giving, presented by our Community Member Program. Shift your holiday shopping to a great local and independently-owned business and help raise money for TargetCancer. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and enter to win a gourmet gift basket! This event . . . read more

Cambridge Local First Seeks Full Time Membership Coordinator!

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Growing, established not-for-profit seeks proactive self-starter to fill the position of Membership Coordinator. Reports to: Executive Director Scope of Responsibilities: The Membership Coordinator will manage the membership base of Cambridge Local First. This position includes a variety of complex administrative and communications duties and assists in a variety of annual campaigns and projects. In this . . . read more