Locally Unorthodox Love



AppleCinema will be showing the new 50 Shades of Grey movie on Valentine's Day. Check it out and see what all the hype is about!


If you're in the mood for a twisted comedy, Brattle Theater will be showing Secretary at midnight on February 14th.



If you are looking to wind down and "escape" the cold stop by cre8cafe's Hawaiian Winter Valentine Event, February 13th starting at 2pm.


For the craft lovers out there, why not try a pottery painting date at Made by Me?


To take your Valentine's Day to new heights, try out a rock climbing session at Central Rock Gym Cambridge !


Only one week until our seminar with the legendary Paul Saginaw!

Pathways to Extraordinary Customer Service

Thurs, Feb 19 | 8am-12:30pm | NonProfit Center Boston | 89 South Street
Presented by SBN, Cambridge Local First, and Cambridge Trust Company
Paul Saginaw, the legendary small business leader & co-founder of Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, MI is coming back to lead his latest & greatest version of his popular & practical workshop on extraordinary customer service. This is Zing Train's third visit & each visit has had a profound impact on participants.
Presenters: Paul Saginaw & Katie Frank
*Previous Zing Train Workshops have filled up early - Limited Space*
Refreshments: Complimentary Continental BreakfastPricing:

  • $75 for SBN & Local First Members
  • $65 each when 2 or more tickets are purchased for SBN & Local First Members
  • $90 for nonmembers
  • $80 each when 2 or more tickets are purchased for nonmembers




How an Obsession with Extraordinary Customer Service can Grow your Business!

Wed, Feb 18 | 7pm-9pm | Jamaica Plain Library | 12 Sedgwick St, Jamaica Plain
Presented by SBN and Jamaica Plain Local First
Zingerman's co-founder Paul Saginaw will share the lessons he's learned from creating what has been called a 'Small Giant' by growing his local deli into a successful independent business that has a major impact on the local economy & the community.
Presenters: Paul Saginaw
  • $5.00 for SBN & Local First Members
  • $10.00 for nonmembers 



Going Deep into the Weeds:
A Conversation with Legendary Entrepreneur, Paul Saginaw

Wed, Feb 18 | 2pm-5pm| SBN/CLF Boardroom| 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge
Join Paul Saginaw & 25 other local business leaders in an intimate look into how Zingerman's succeeds & what lessons we can learn from this outstanding entrepreneur & local business icon.

Presenters: Paul Saginaw & Katie Frank
*25 Spots Available, No More than Two per Business*
Refreshments: Coffee & snacks will be provided


  • $45 for SBN & CLF Members
  • $65 for nonmembers


Love Locally




Classic R&B singer Mario performs at Ryle’s Jazz Club Wednesday February 11th, doors open at 7:30pm.


Inspired by David Bowie and John Lennon folk artist Jeffery Gaines plays at Passim Folk Center Friday February 13th at 8:00pm.


Local Bands LOVE LOVE and The Darlings play an intimate venue at Toad in Porter Square on Feburary 14th. Music starts at 7:00pm.


League Podcasts Authentic Acoustic Sounds bring NYC gem Walter Schreifels & The Dead Heavens to the Middle East Upstairs


Formaggio Kitchen’s The Perfect Pair entitles you and yours to a night of cheese and wine sampling on February 14th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Trademark Tours brings you Boston Wine Tours. Book today and sip your way through the city. Community Card Members enjoy 15% off tickets!  



A Palo Seco comes to the Multicultural Arts Center to perform traditional flamenco on February 14th at 9:00pm. Dessert included! Community Card Members are privy to a buy one ticket get one free for all Multicultural Arts Center Destination Dance shows. 

Catch Casablanca at The Brattle Theater running February 13th-14th.  

Night Cap

Enjoy a steamy retreat at Inman Oasis and reserve a private hot tub for two! Community Card Members enjoy 15% off!

I’m Locally Yours



Brattle Square Florist: 31 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Central Square Florist, 653 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Coady Florist, 1540 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


Boston Bead Company, 23 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Irish Imports, 1737 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Nomad, 1741 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Rebekah Brooks Jewelry, 17 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Singing Stones Jewelry, www.singingstonesjewelry.com

Tis tiK, 54 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138



Black Ink, 5 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 

Bob Slate Stationer, 30 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

GrayMist Studio & Shop, 364 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Joie de Vivre, 1792 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Sign of the Dove, 36 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Xylem, 287 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02142



40 Winks, 56 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Boutique Fabulous, 1309 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Clothware, 1773 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

LOOKS, 11 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mint Julep, 6 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 

Oona’s Experienced Clothing, 1210 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138



Booze Époque, www.boozeepoque.com

Camberville Dog Treats, Special Deal: Free shipping this week!, www.cambervilledogtreats.com

Cambridge Spirits, 9 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cardullo’s, Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Central Bottle Wine & Provisions, 196 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Follow the Honey, Special Deal: Free Delivery on orders of $75!, 1132 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Formaggio Kitchen, 244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 

Salt & Olive, 1160 Mass Ave , Cambridge, MA 02138 

For even more to make your Valentine’s Day complete, visit our of web directory for local businesses and restaurants.

Book your appointment with a Tax Professional




Tax season is notoriously stressful for the bouts of confusion many documents and densely worded forms. Now is your opportunity to sit down one on one with a tax professional! CLF business member, Alamir Hajiani of Hajiani CPA, will be available to sit down for thirty minutes of consultation time with you on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 649 Massachusetts Ave in Central Square.

Your session will be free of charge and confidential. But these sessions are limited in quantity and are first come first serve so book now!

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