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Locally owned & independent businesses dedicated to building a strong local economy & vibrant community in #CambMA.

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We'd like to shout out Galante Insurance for being a #clf member for 10 years! "I've been with Galante for well over a decade without any problems. In fact, they have given me reliable, friendly, supportive service the whole time." -S K. πŸ‘ Highly recommended for your auto, home, business, life and disability insurance needs. More info in comments!
@CICCambridge is celebrating 10 years of #clf membership! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ CIC is a space and community for exceptional entrepreneurs; their flagship #kendallsq location was founded in #cambma in 1999. Dozens of successful companies — including @HubSpot, @MassChallenge, GreatPoint Energy, and @Android — have housed at CIC. Learn more at cic.com/cambridge!
WiFi and snacks? πŸͺ Check. βœ” View our Instagram story/highlight for some places to plug in this semester. #cambma
The Central Square Mural Project pays homage to the past, present, and future of Central Square. You'll see underutilized walls throughout the neighborhood painted by local artists, and electric boxes painted by youth and staff at the Community Arts Center. These murals will celebrate the local creative economy, equity, inclusion, and social and environmental justice!  There's a goal in place to raise $25,000 by 10/26 in order to bring the project to life. 100% of all donations will directly support the implementation of the Central Square Mural Project! → Learn more οΌ‹ donate: centralmurals.com
We love seasonal decor, especially this "Sunset in the Fall" arrangement from #clf member Coady Florist! πŸŒΌπŸ‚ #cambma #shoplocal
Finding the right book is no problem in #cambma!  #clf members all around town have just what you need — swipe left or see our story/highlight for spots like @porter_square_books, @harvardbookstore, @brynmawrbookstore, @grolierpoetry, Robin Bledsoe Bookseller, and @mitpressbookstore.
"With all the students now back in the city, I‘m feelin’ a little Ivy League myself. I think I‘ve got the whole serious & studious face down! πŸ€“πŸ’š" -@erniespotted
Many thanks to @gather_here, the knitters, and others who stepped up to help beautify your neighborhood and create a thriving place for more local businesses!  #repost @gather_here: ... And done! Our contribution to #makeastorefrontbeautifulevenwhentheyareempty ! #sandysmarket has stood empty for a very long time and no one knows if a small business will ever call it home. It feels abandoned and we actually threw out the moldy iced coffee that someone left behind in the front window. Many thanks to @eastcambbiz for cleaning off the windows & getting us into this empty space to create something positive. Much love to fiber artist @jillyt50 for helping to design this installation. And to fiber friends @megling and @igotheridgway and @honeyws for volunteering hours of weaving. And props to @cddat344 for the support of this effort.
What's your dream dish? Favorite cuisine? 🍴 You name it, Cambridge has it.  Spend the final days of summer exploring #cambma, and view our "Eat in Cambridge" Instagram highlight for more places to try! πŸ“· @aldenharlow
#clf member @foodforfreeinc improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste. 🌽πŸ₯• Not only do they give food programs year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables, but their direct service programs bring food to students, seniors, and others most at risk of hunger! → Learn more about events, donating, and volunteering at foodforfree.org.
"It’s a butterfly meadow jungle out there!" -@khmacomber at Fresh Pond #cambma
🎢 Check out Salsa in the Park this week, 8/21-23! 🎢  This free event series is hosted by the @multiculturalac in collaboration with #clf member @CambridgeArts & @MetaMovements in Centanni Park, Cambridge, right next to the Multicultural Arts Center. πŸ’ƒ 6-6:30pm: Salsa Dance Class πŸ•Ί 6:30-8pm: Dancing → More info: multiculturalartscenter.org #cambma
#tgif! Kick off the weekend with #clf member @lamplighterbrew in #centralsq. 🍻
Overlooking #harvardsq, shot by @kylekleinphoto. #cambma
Founded in 1976, long-time #clf member (of 10 years!) @newschoolofmusic is a non-profit community music school in #harvardsquare. 🎢 The school has many opportunities available for all ages! Check out newschoolofmusic.org for lessons, programs, events, and performances.
Tax-free weekend is here! Take this opportunity to #shoplocal around #cambma. πŸ›οΈ Check out our "Shop in Cambridge" highlight for a list of #clf members to visit in all parts of town!
We'd like to give a shout out to #clf member Joie de Vivre for 10 years of membership!  As tax-free weekend approaches, keep this Porter Square shop in mind for gift shopping — they have things for all ages and interests!  See more: joiedevivre.net #shoplocal #cambma
Shop ‘til you drop! With tons of markets, shops, and vendors around town, you can find all kinds of locally-made gifts and goods while you’re visiting. #protip: consumers can shop TAX-FREE this weekend, August 11 οΌ‹ 12!  View our Instagram story/highlight to find out where to #shoplocal in #cambma! πŸ“· @centralsquareflorist @cambridgenaturals @harvardbookstore @greateasterntradingco