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  1. NLF Making News!

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    Check us out! Our first news story in the Community Advocate. This is just the beginning!

     By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

    Northborough – Julie Booras, owner of Heart & Stone Jewelry in Northborough, has a passion for promoting local, independent small businesses.  Her first effort to unite business owners in the up and coming shopping district centered around the intersection of Route 20 and West Main Street that was lacking an identity is already paying off, as customers can now be seen walking into stores with the “20 & West Main” map she created.

    Most recently, she has been leading the effort to establish Northboro Local First, a collaborative effort by local, independent small business owners, community members, nonprofit organizations and all stakeholders of the Northborough community to help build and maintain a vibrant local economy.

    Northboro Local First is holding a meeting on Tuesday, Nov.  4 for members and prospective members who are independent local business owners in the community.   The meeting will be held at Armeno Coffee Roasters, 75 Otis St., Northborough, from 6 – 8 p.m.  There will also be ample opportunity for networking during the first and last half hours of the meeting.  Membership is open to all types of small business owners across all sectors in Northborough and its bordering neighbors of Shrewsbury, Westborough, Southborough, Marlborough, Berlin and Bolyston.   For more information, or to RSVP, contact Booras at or visit the organization’s web page at