Sample great local Beer, Coffee, and Honey at LocalBuzz!

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Cambridge Local First (CLF) is having a tasting to showcase buzzworthy treats from local and independent Cambridge businesses. LocalBuzz will take place on Wednesday March 30, 2016 in the Venture Cafe of Cambridge Innovation Center at 1 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Come and taste different local Cambridge treats that will give you a . . . read more

Raffle Prizes Sought for FOCRLS Fundraiser plus an update on the 100×100 Program

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Raffle Prizes Sought for Fundraiser to Support CRLS Students The Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FoCRLS) MayFair Raffle has become an annual tradition, and thanks to the enthusiastic support of Cambridge businesses – many of them members of Cambridge Local First – who have provided a wide array of gift cards and certificates, . . . read more

Plastic Bag Ban: Q&A Session

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With the plastic bag ban fast approaching and a $300 daily fine for violations, it is important that businesses have a plan in place. Many local retailers are still unsure about sales tax and exemptions, and some restaurants still do not know how this law applies to them. Get answers to these questions and many . . . read more

CLF bids farewell to Board Member Gerry Wolf

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Cambridge Local First was founded ten years ago by a small group of local and independent business owners who were passionate in their belief that our businesses are in large part responsible for giving Cambridge its character, uniqueness and economic strength. Although most of our founding members remain on our Board, a few of them . . . read more

38,000 Local Businesses and Independent Business Advocacy Groups Launch “Shift Your Shopping”

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This is a guest post by Laury Hammel, Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network and Former CLF Board Member On November 14 the 5th annual Shift Your Shopping holiday campaign launches the 2015 season, encouraging individuals and businesses to “shift” more of their visits for holiday shopping, entertaining and dining to local independent businesses. . . . read more

Harvard Square Cash Mob – Small Business Saturday

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A Cash Mob will be crowding the Harvard Square on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Cambridge Local First will ask Cash Mob shoppers to pledge to spend a minimum of $10 at local businesses that day.  Cambridge Local First (CLF) will be in Brattle Square Plaza during 10:00 am-2:00 pm, to hand out shopping maps . . . read more

Cambridge Local First Celebrates Local Economy Week!

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The City of Cambridge, in partnership with Cambridge Local First (CLF), has declared the week of November 8-14, 2015 as Local Economy Week. This annual week-long celebration started in 2010 to recognize the hundreds of diverse locally owned and independent business in Cambridge. Cambridge Local First will commemorate the 5th annual Local Economy Week with . . . read more

Local Music Celebration: 10 Years of Cambridge Local First

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Cambridge Local First (CLF) is throwing a party to celebrate 10 years of supporting and promoting local and independent Cambridge businesses and organizations. The Local Music Celebration will take place on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at The Sinclair in Harvard Square at 52 Church Street, Cambridge MA 02138. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Music will . . . read more

Boston Police Department Pre-Holiday Fraud Awareness Training Seminar

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The Boston Police Department will be holding a Pre-Holiday Fraud Awareness Training Seminar.   They have invited the Cambridge Business Community to take advantage of this training. The seminar is going to focus on issues that businesses face during the holiday season, They will be showing how re-encoded credit cards and gift cards are made and . . . read more