ThriveHive’s original video series capturing the adventures of local business ownership.

Episode 6  |  Amelia’s Trattoria & Sulmona Restaurant
Cambridge, MA | December 4, 2019

Take a tour of two Italian restaurants in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Amelia’s Trattoria and Sulmona Restaurant. Learn about how Owner Delio Susi serves up both delicious food and a warm atmosphere to make customers feel like family.

Episode 5  |  Buckalew’s General Store
Melrose, MA | November 3, 2019

CMO Dan Slagen visits Buckalew’s General Store of Melrose, MA—which owner and proprietor Robin Peevey has cultivated into a charming community mainstay. Take a tour of the eclectic and cozy Bucalew’s and learn why we have dubbed this warm-hearted entrepreneur “the Mom of Main Street”.

Episode 4  |  Cambridge Naturals
Brighton, MA | October 2, 2019

Cambridge Naturals, a multi-location operation, aims to create a multi-sensory experience where customers see, feel, and touch products, and where they laugh, smile, and run into other friends. In this episode, co-owners Emily and Caleb share their experience on sustainable and responsible growth, ensuring employee wellness and how they create a safe, welcoming environment for all employees and customers.

Episode 3  |  Remnant Brewing
Somerville, MA | August 14, 2019

In our third episode of Locals, CMO Dan Slagen takes a tour of the bustling local brewery, Remnant Brewing. General Manager Brittany Lajoie and Head Brewmaster Charlie Cummings welcome us into their small but mighty brewing space where it’s about more than just beer—it’s also about community.

Episode 2  |  Trident Booksellers and Cafe
Boston, MA | July 8, 2019

In our second episode of Locals, Founder Bernie Flynn tells the not-so-tall tale of how the business came to be, the many innovative evolutions of Trident’s business model, and what he learned from operating on one of the most competitive commercial streets in the United States.

Episode 1  |  The Chicken & Rice Guys
Boston, MA | May 30, 2019

In our first episode of Locals, we follow The Chicken & Rice Guys – from morning food prep rap jams to chicken suits, you’ll love what this business is made of.

About Locals

Locals is a video series presented by ThriveHive that brings you behind the scenes of local businesses. We go beyond the logistics and capture the adventure — the tasks, challenges, victories, and hustle that local business life requires. Whether you’re a shop local fan, an entrepreneur yourself, or curious about marketing, you’ll get your fill of the passion and process that goes into local business ownership.