Cambridge Local First Partners with Community Phone to Offer Membership Benefits

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Community Phone is proudly based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and they are happy to provide a tailored benefit to Cambridge local businesses. Our mission at Cambridge Local First is promoting Cambridge local businesses over massive corporations. This rings true to the mission at Community Phone, where they are trying to bring a local, personalized feeling back . . . read more

Cambridge Local First unveils new website, with the support of Cambridge Community Development

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Cambridge residents, students, and visitors now have a new destination website courtesy of Cambridge Local First. Website visitors are invited to “choose their own adventure,” as they discover the hundreds of locally-owned independent businesses in Cambridge. The site features live updates from the CLF Instagram account and an integrated membership management system, among other exciting . . . read more

For sale: Fresh Pond Market. No chain buyers. And be prepared to keep operating a grocery.

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By Marc LevyThursday, June 20, 2019Last revised on: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Thursday, June 20, 2019Last revised on: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Fresh Pond Market, a small Huron Village grocery store open since 1922, is for sale. But the Najarian brothers who own it aren’t selling to just anyone. Fresh Pond Market, a small Huron Village grocery store . . . read more

Free Recycling for Local Businesses

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The City of Cambridge has launched a Small Business Recycling Pilot program for businesses with up to 50 employees. Pilot businesses will receive free collection of up to three 65-gallon carts of recyclables twice per week, starting this Fall/Winter. Special consideration will be given to businesses that are: 51% women or minority-owned 51% Cambridge resident-owned Not . . . read more

Infusing “Green” Thinking Company-Wide

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As a small, consulting firm that helps its clients improve energy and environmental planning, Synapse is used to thinking green. But translating that professional focus into daily workplace habits is another story altogether. Like many businesses in Central Square, Synapse leases its office space. This means we don’t always have control over factors that affect . . . read more

Basil Bins and a Commitment to Sustainable Catering

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In response to CLF’s “Love your Planet Month”, Basil Tree wanted to share some of our green initiatives. It has been our mission from the beginning, 30 years ago, to become a company committed to maintaining earth friendly practices. We compost 90%+ of all of our onsite food waste and work with Save That Stuff . . . read more

The Planet Loves Independent Business, Too

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Throughout April, we at Cambridge Local First focus on the small, the large and the unexpected strategies our business members are using to make their corner of the world a little more eco-friendly. Fortunately for all of us that support local business, the very fact that a business is independent means that it is much . . . read more

Government Affairs Committee February 2017 Update

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While the drama continues at the national level, we are focusing on some significant accomplishments here in Cambridge and keeping an eye on upcoming legislation in the state.  Here is your Cambridge Local First Government Affairs update for February, including: Central Square Re-zoned Trash Pick-up, Lab Spaces and More Business/Business District Grants Available Cheaper Filing . . . read more