Save our Economy Now! Press Release on Stimulus Package

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Progress Made, But More Work to be Done To Keep American Business Alive (Cincinnati, OH) – March 25, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 economic response deal announced today by the Senate and the Administration, the Save Our Economy Now! coalition released the following statement by Nicola Williams, Owner, The Williams Agency, Board Member . . . read more

Nationwide telecommunications startup launches free talking, texting, and office number forwarding for all SMBs and nonprofits affected by COVID-19

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Cambridge, MA—March 24, 2020—Community Phone, a startup that seeks to address the need for truly customer-centric telecommunications, announced today that it is donating free office number forwarding, talking, and texting to all small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19.   Businesses that are shut down will still receive calls to their office that they cannot answer . . . read more

Support Scout Magazines

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We’re sure no one is surprised to hear that our small, independently owned local media outlet was barely making ends meet before this week. But with all of our revenue—which comes almost entirely from small business advertising partners—being cut off, the situation for us has become dire. Our mission has always been supporting the people . . . read more

How To Promote Local Business From Your Couch

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POSTED BY: EMILY CURTIS MARCH 18, 2020 on Scout Cambridge With the current pandemic, many are left worried about what their future holds. More specifically, local businesses are taking a big hit from social distancing—a policy of avoiding gatherings as a way of containing the spread of the virus. To promote social distancing, Gov. Charlie Baker has . . . read more

What the Federal Government Needs to Do to Enable Small Businesses to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

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From the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s website, here. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance — together with more than a dozen national and local small business organizations, which are listed below — have put forward the following proposal. Both the crisis and the federal policy response are evolving rapidly, and we expect to refine this plan . . . read more

Beverley Coniglio heads the Cambridge Artists’ Cooperative

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By James Doyle, Computer Engineering and Art History student at Northeastern University Beverley Coniglio was always, as she self-described, an “art-y” kid. Throughout her childhood, Beverley had always been a fan of antiquing and thrifting. In high school, she began to dive further into the treasure hunt, digging through stores for pieces worth salvaging, eventually starting . . . read more

Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall launches Cambridge Community Center for the Arts

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By James Doyle, Computer Engineering and Art History student at Northeastern University Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall got his start in life in Israel. Born to two parents who worked in publishing, education, and civil rights advocacy and research, Dan and his siblings were raised with the discussion of social justice and politics practiced as a virtue. . . . read more

Save Our Economy Now!

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A Call to Action for Local Business Save Our Economy Now! Five Steps to Keep American Business Alive! Fellow business owners, community partners, and allies! Call to action:  Join our petition to urge the federal government take action now to save our economy! Join us as an organizational partner here, and sign our Change.org petition . . . read more

California Today

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Published on March 18, by Jill Cowan, from the New York Times Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) As millions of Californians adjust to a surreal, new, locked-down existence — an existence in which Gov. Gavin Newsom said public schools are likely to be closed for the rest of the year — . . . read more