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Cambridge Local First

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

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The fifth annual Cambridge Jazz Festival is coming up on Sunday, July 29! This fun-filled event features some amazing performers, food trucks, face painting, vendors, and a jazz museum. → FREE tickets + more info: cambridgejazzfestival.org
Do you have friends and family visiting this summer? Have them check out #clf member @hardinghouse, a comfortable and conveniently located Bed & Breakfast in #cambma! → More info + booking: harding-house.com
There are so many family-friendly events happening in #cambma this summer! Here are some of our top weekend picks, including music, theater, shopping, and more: → Shakespeare’s Henry IV (July 18-29) → @ImprovBoston’s Family Show (Saturdays, July 21-August 25) → @neopenmarkets Central Flea (Sundays, July 22-August 26) → Summer Sundays at Semitic @harvardmuseum (Sundays, July 22-August 26) → Cambridge Jazz Festival (July 29) 📷 @neopenmarkets
Have you taken one of these Blue Bikes out for a ride yet? 📷 @ridebluebikes
After 40 years leading one of the best home restoration firms in the greater Boston area, Charlie Allen is officially retiring. Since 1978, Charlie Allen Renovations (also a #clf member of 10 years) has won 27 awards — including more than a dozen Historic Preservation Awards, several Contractor of the Year awards, and Boston Magazine's Best Restoration Contractor in the city — among many others for its focus on homes built before the mid-twentieth century. The Cambridge community has always been at the heart of building such a great company. “I’ve really enjoyed seeing my customers coaching my daughter in soccer, at the after-church coffee, at the grocery store. I’ve really enjoyed how much my company and my family and passions have been part of the community,” Charlie Allen has said.  The company is in great hands with President and Cambridge resident Julie Palmer, who started with the firm in 1999 as an office manager and rose into the President role in 2013. We wish them another 40 years of great success!
Tonight is the 16th Annual @taste_of_cambridge! There will be a few #clf members there to sample — check out our Instagram story for more.🍴#TOC2018 #eatlocal #cambma
Have you been kayaking on the river yet? 📷 @cambridgesomerville
#clf member African Gift Items has moved to the Porter Square Exchange Building at 1815 Mass Ave. Stop by for one-of-a-kind African art, handcrafts, clothing, and accessories with a 10-30% Grand Opening discount! Learn more at africangiftitems.com. #shoplocal
We're so excited for the #4thofjuly! 🇺🇸 Check out our Instagram story to see what some #clf members have going on for the occasion.
We have so many independent businesses right here in #cambma!  As part of your Cambridge Local First membership, you have access to our 12k social media followers who care about our community and want to #shoplocal first. → Learn more + join at www.cambridgelocalfirst.org!
☝REMINDER!☝Business owners, property owners, and residents are all encouraged to send comments related to vacant spaces by 6/30! ➡ Fill out the survey at link in bio. 📷 @spaceus.co, an @mitdesignx startup launched this May, finds affordable, shared studio spaces for artists in vacant storefronts. They currently operate in Boston, but are hoping to come to Cambridge this Fall.
#clf member @cambridgecenter is taking over our Instagram story ALL DAY today! Check it out and learn more about what's going on at the center!
😀 We're happy to announce the city has recently launched a study to look into vacant store fronts! ➡ Please leave your thoughts at link in bio! ☝The goal is to identify a set of best practices to ensure our streets and squares remain active and vibrant for local businesses and residents.
A beautiful scene along the Charles, captured by @alextali_a_swiss_in_boston. 🌸 Where do you like to spend a summer day in #cambma?
Congratulations to #clf founding member Cambridge Naturals for being recognized by Forbes as one of the country's leading Small Giants choosing greatness over growth! 👏👏👏 Since 1974, this multi-generational family business has focused on creating memorable and supportive customer experiences, providing an excellent selection of unique products, and championing themselves as a locally-owned, independent business here in Cambridge. You can see the feature at forbes.com. → Like + comment to congratulate and celebrate! 🙌
@milesawaybos captured this lovely shot on a bike ride through town!
@AcupunctureTogether​ is not only celebrating 10 years as a #clf member this month, but it's also their 10th anniversary! 🎉  The experienced acupuncturists at Acupuncture Together have provided over 90,000 affordable community treatments since 2008. #wow. They'll be celebrating with a fun contest and prizes for all patients through June — each time a patient has an appointment, they can enter for a chance to win a free acupuncture prize!
Show of hands: comment below if you work (or have worked) at a small, locally-owned business! 🙌 #shoplocal

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