Support Local Business = Supporting your Local Economy

Community and Boston
There is a lot of talk around supporting local businesses and without the facts, we understand why, however this new project is a great way of backing up this idea with the FACTS. Why should you support locally owned and operated businesses? Because it effects you and your living space more that you think! It goes far beyond the local craftsman and sustainable forest products we sell at Circle Furniture; but the money comes back around to help your local economy through keeping locals employed, paying taxes to local and state governments which perform for you! For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it…
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Big Happenings in Alewife

Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, Media
Here come some more developments to make you love our Cambridge location even more! Our Alewife store is located right near the Fresh Pond rotary, a perfect stop over on Route 2 to or from the city. We share our little corner of the universe with some great stores with a loyal Boston following, Cheddar's, DD and Newbury Comics. Now, with some new developments, we are making some additions to our plaza including a Trader Joe's (a personal favorite) and a more of your favorite shops and conveniences. Check out more about these developments on boston.com We asked what Cambridge store manager Heather Ryan how this was effecting our daily grind, and she says "Circle Furniture has been thriving is this location for over a decade now. We are excited…
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Still Jazzed about the Regatta Bar

Community and Boston
For the second year in a row the Circle Team helped bring the party to opening night at the Regatta Bar Jazz fest. Richie Havens played a killer show and, if I must say so myself, the furnishings of this bar are Top Notch! The Regatta Bar is located in the Charles Hotel in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge. In addition to their yearly Jazz Fest they have live music about five nights a week! Get cozy in those couches with a nice cocktail and great music. Check out their website for a whole list of upcoming shows and events.
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Ray of Light through the Economic Clouds

Community and Boston
I am not sure if NPR has made any new radio programs recently or if, due to lack of funds, they are looping a series of repeats on the sad state of affairs that is the US economy. Either way, that, in combination with the shorter days and the holiday rush, left me feeling a little run down and bewildered. Well, Circle Shoppers and fellow proud Bostonians, time to buck up and turn those feelings around. Here is a small glimmer of hope published by Boston Magazine, a little upside of the down if you will. Circle is still here and thriving, helping to perpetuate a stronger localized economy. Hold your heads up high Boston, and keep on shopping, change is on the way. PS. Just in case you needed…
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Rodman Ride 2008 – Not going to let a little rain slow us down!

Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers
Congrats to the Circle Team for another year of riding for at risk youth at the Rodman Ride for kids. This year, the 17th annual, was RECORD BREAKING, raising over 5.5 million dollars. Harold, Rich, Peg, Sarah and Kate Springfield teamed up with a couple of other furniture gurus to bike 25, 50 and 100 miles rides! Congrats to all who participated and for those who missed out, there is always next year.
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Hey where have you been?

Community and Boston
Celebrating!! What a summer of celebration it has been! Congrats to two Tubman's kicking the big C word to the curb so that the family can get back to focusing on the important things, sailing and furniture. A big applause this weekend to Sean D, as he took his first steps to becoming a key organizer for the Ally Regatta in Boston. Despite weather threats, the race went well and the fund raising for the Ally Foundation was a great success. Team Tubman let the Queen Bee aboard Charisma and finished the race with out personal property damage or bodily harm, A.K.A success! Other things we are proud of this summer: Cindy Hale! Another "c" survivor pedaling her way to the finish of the pan mass challenge. Congrats to her…
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