#1 Business Networking Group
North of Boston

#1 Business Networking Group
North of Boston

#1 Business Networking Group
North of Boston

We are experienced, serious, business people joining together to learn from one another, develop business for each other, and share ideas, information and business expertise within our community.

We are experienced, serious, business people joining together to learn from one another, develop business for each other, and share ideas, information and business expertise within our community.

We are experienced, serious, business people joining together to learn from one another, develop business for each other, and share ideas, information and business expertise within our community.


Welcome to Innovative Business Networking.

So who and what is Innovative Business Networking? The group was founded a little over a six years ago by a handful of local business owners that needed a change from other business networking organizations in Boston’s North Shore area. What once was a networking group of three has now grown to over twenty members. IBN members are leaders of very diverse businesses. Unlike national networking organizations, IBN strives to be different by focusing on three main objectives:


We generate quality, actionable referrals for our members


Our members strive to learn from each other and pass along their knowledge


IBN provides valuable services to multiple community and school groups

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We Meet Every Thursday

    Legal Services
    Legal Services

    James M. Sears, Attorney at Law

    Suslak & Mountain, Attorneys at Law

    Real Estate Services
    Real Estate Services

    Cross Country Mortgage

    NE Property Consultants


    Health Services
    Health Services

    White's Physical Therapy

    Pike Chiropractic

    Business Services
    Business Services

    Sew On & SewForth Embroidery
    ServeFirst Solutions
    Headway ...

    IT & Technology Services
    IT & Technology Services

    PC Dynamix

    Helius Power


    Home Services
    Home Services

    RC Mason Movers

    The Goddard School

    Bill Deluca Family of Dealerships

    Financial Services
    Financial Services

    The Investment Firm of Edward Jones

    Metro Credit Union

    Business Legacy ...


    Our Members.

    Partner and General Manager of Beantown Blankets and Independent Business Owner of Sew On and Sewforth Embroidery

    Owner of Sew On and Sewforth Embroidery, a family owned business, providing high-quality custom apparel and print solutions since 2000.  Strong emphasize on branding services including embroidery, screen printing, sublimation, graphic design and sign, and banner printing. Specialize in branded apparel and promotional products for corporations, small businesses, clubs, teams, and schools.

    General Manager of Beantown Blankets, a buy one gift one company.  Our unique business model – gifting with purpose – provides gift-givers with the opportunity to make a meaningful statement. For every purchase, Beantown Blankets donates a blanket to those in need – from dog shelters to homeless shelters, to those displaced and in the streets.  Beantown Blankets products are not only unique and meaningful gifts for everyone to enjoy,  they are also exceptional promotional gifts for corporations looking to connect with and empower their employees which simultaneously helps corporations achieve their CSR and philanthropic goals.

    Serve First Solutions

    For more than 25 years I have helped  businesses on Credit Card Processing and  helped save them from the hidden fees most credit card companies charge. Most business owners are frustrated, fed-up, angry and confused because their processing company has kept them in the dark about fees and costs. Unlike processing companies that try to raise your fees at the drop of a hat, I look for ways to reduce your fees. Such as Level 2 and Level 3 data.
    I enter into partnerships with all of my clients. The partnership is that I will always be looking for ways to enhance your merchant services program, keep you up to date with modern technologies and being a phone call away for help.

    Partner - Suslak & Mountain, Attorneys at Law

    Suslak & Mountain is a general litigation law firm with a focus on insurance defense, personal injury, criminal defense, and real estate. Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds with more than one hundred and twenty-five years of combined experience working with courts, insurance companies, banks, law enforcement agencies, and others. At Suslak & Mountain, we pride ourselves on providing a high level of customer service while zealously advocating for all our clients to the fullest extent legally permissible. We gladly offer a no-cost, no obligation consultation where we will review your case in detail and answer any questions you have. We will provide you an honest initial assessment of your case and provide you with an overview of what to expect should you choose to engage us as your counsel. We will also discuss billing options and any fees or expenses involved. Our focus will be on protecting your legal rights and interests from day one.

    Director - White's Physical Therapy

    At White’s Therapy Group, our mission is to provide exceptional, progressive and cost effective rehabilitation services through personalized care that emphasizes functional independence for you.

    This allows you to recover quickly and resume your normal activities faster than ever before.

    Keep in mind that you don’t pay us a dime unless we consider you to be a candidate for physical therapy. When we do, we will assist you to obtain reimbursement from your insurance provider and help you get a prescription from your doctor. You will get a professional caring physical therapist coaching you to be sure you’re giving 100% and doing the exercise properly and effectively.

    President - PC Dynamix

    At PC Dynamix, we believe there is a better way to use technology. A more valuable, less invasive way where customers are earned rather than bought. We're obsessively passionate about it, and our mission is to help people achieve it. We focus on allowing our clients to focus on what makes their business tick while we provide the technology to enable their goals. We're excited to simplify technology for everyone through our People-Friendly philosophy and technical skills.

    • IT & Technology Consulting Services
    • Web Design & Digital Marketing Services
    • Computer Support & Repair
    Owner - The Goddard School, Middleton

    Learning for fun. Learning for life.® For more than 30 years, The Goddard School has used the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School’s AdvancED- and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program reaches more than 65,000 students in more than 470 Goddard Schools in 37 states. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success.

    President/CEO - Phil Richard Insurance

    Phil Richard Insurance is a full-service insurance agency located in Danvers, Massachusetts offering insurance solutions for your CarHomeUmbrellaFloodBusinessLiability, and Life policies.

    Established on the North Shore of Massachusetts in 1988–based in Peabody/Danvers, MA, it all began in an 8X8′ foot room with Phil, a typewriter, two drawer file cabinet, and no customers. Almost 30 years later, the agency has grown to thousands of happy clients. Now second generation, we are paving the way for the new age, while continuing to nurture the relationships, service, and integrity our business has been built on.

    We maintain our edge with competitive pricing and products so that our clients always have the best value options to choose from.

    President/Owner - Headway Strategies Consulting

    Headway Strategies Consulting, LLC helps individuals and organizations to:

    • Bring Concepts to Reality
    • Utilize Goal Development Strategies to Achieve Improve Results and reach new levels of performance.
    • Leveraging concepts from The Compass Approach to bring about change and improved results.

    Our results-focused approach positively impacts the individual and the entire organization.

    Vice-President, Commercial Relationship Manager - Metro Credit Union

    As a full-service credit union, Metro offers all of the consumer and business products and latest delivery innovations you'd expect from a large financial institution. Our priority is to provide low-fee or no-fee services with higher yields on savings and lower rates on loans.

    We remain genuinely connected to our communities—not only through our branch offices, but also through volunteer efforts and direct financial support of non-profit organizations in the cities and towns that we serve.

    Principal - Business Legacy Strategies

    Successful business transitions require a wide range of expertise. The business should be valued. It may be necessary to grow the business before the desired sale price can be achieved. The owner will need financial planning both prior to and after the transition. There will have to be planning done to minimize the tax consequences of the transfer as well as future estate taxes. There are risks of premature death and disability that will require insurance. No one advisor can reasonably be expected to provide the expertise in all these areas. Owners don’t have the expertise, and worse, they don’t know what they don’t know. Successful business owners are likely to be too busy running the business to effectively orchestrate a transition. Business owners need a quarterback to orchestrate a transition.


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