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Inspiration: Swapping Ideas Across Borders

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I got to chatting with fresh, young, hip Circle up and coming team member Jessica Tubman about her travels in South America. Jessica is currently enrolled in business school and was able to take advantage of a unique opportunity to travel to Brazil on a school project. She reports on what she saw and liked, the food the culture, and a great encounter with Circle Furniture's own product, Charleston Forge Chairs! Different cultures can offer up many sources of inspiration for the design world and beyond. Jess: "As part of a global entrepreneurship project at MIT Sloan, I traveled with a team to Campinas Brazil, a city outside of Sao Paulo. We consulted for an IT outsourcing company, Daitan Labs, working for 3 months from MIT in Cambridge and then…
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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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Holiday Party at Chez 42

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The Circle Fam got together to celebrate another New Year. We are still here and thriving despite the structure of the current economy putting pressures on small family businesses. What keeps us moving is our team, we are like family and support each other through it all!!
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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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Do you mind if I gush a little more?

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We are so proud of, well not so young, Max. The youngest Tubman of his generation has graduated from the University of Vermont against some insurmountable odds encountered this year. On top of that, he released his first independent documentary with its premiere screening taking place this past week up in Burlington, VT. Grads, parents and some other Furniture gurus all packed the house to support this budding young star. Also, no trip to any part of the country is complete without a furniture delivery. Peg and Rich delivered a beautiful American Leather sofa to a customer in Burlington. I often wonder, are all business owners this hands on? I mean, granted I am not an outsider, but that seems pretty cool to have the brains, brawn and beauty(!) behind…
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Pretty In Pink

Events and Fundraisers, Media
Another October rolls around and its time for another great in store event at Circle Furniture's Cambridge location. The fifth annual Pink Party was the biggest turnout yet and we raised over five thousand dollars. Many thanks to those who rallied the extra leg to help put it together, Sarah, Ralph, Moise, Renee, Jonathan, Stephanie, Peg, Rich, Harold, Terri, Troy, Judy, Heather, Cindy and Martha. All proceeds go to the Ellie Fund, raising money for families to help support a loved one fighting breast cancer. Its a great cause and a fun night, and who doesn't love the color pink! We also met some new FABULOUS friends who share out love for the earth and this "new" trend everyone is calling green. Paula Keif and Leanne Schiller have started an…
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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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