My list of recommended vendors for a number of products and services. I was a member of this networking group, now a sort of honorary member, the downtown Boston chapter of BNI, Business Networking International, every week they meet at an ungodly hour, get to know each other and pass business referrals to one another, they also meet individually to get a better a sense of what it is that makes each of them distinct in their fields. The Downtown Boston chapter is possibly the most successful chapter in New England, between October 2011 and June 2011 they generated over one million dollars of business for each other in referrals in a group that had less than 35 members at that time. I think it's over 2 million these days.
I personally have used the services of some members of the group, and have met individually with most of them, moreover other members of the group have used each other's services, and many of them have used mine in my capacity as a handyman, we don't lightly recommend each other until we are confident that doing so will guarantee the satisfaction of our clients.

Visit our group's site.

Health and Wellness

Karin Kramer acupuncture   617-953-3480 Literally located in the heart of both Boston and Brookline, the leading health professionals at On Point Acupuncture and Wellness are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives -- combining skill and expertise that span acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Karin Kramer, Lic.Ac., is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing true principles of acupuncture.

Patients seeking treatment at On Point Acupuncture and Wellness with Karin Kramer,Lic. Ac., are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern acupuncture equipment and technology. Karin Kramer, Lic.Ac., and the staff have a genuine concern for your well-being!.

 Tiana Celsia, Charles st Chiropractic   Chiropractic offers natural relief of chronic pain, headaches, disc disorders and personal injury cases. Chiropractors help newborns, infants, teenagers, adults and seniors live optimal lives. And health-conscious Boston families choose The Boston Wellness Group.

 Kelvin L Abron Immunotec research   Kelvin is also a person trainer! The Science of Nature Our flagship product Immunocal is the only patented natural supplement that is scientifically and clinically proven to optimize your immune system. Immunocal is backed by more than 30 years of extensive medical research, which includes numerous clinical trials. It is protected by 77 international patents and is listed in the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR).

 Boston Natural Products   Susan Buta nutrition, anti aging consulting, focuses on proactive environmentalism and proactive disease risk reduction in households and small to mid-sized offices.

Computer help

 Lucas Brunelle   Geek choice PC service and repair. Nationwide, local computer repair technicians are standing by and ready to come to you to fix your computers! in your home, or office. At Geek Choice our number one goal is to help you. Our experienced and certified technicians are available 7 days a week to resolve issues as complex as setting up a business network, or as simple as helping you get the most out of your PC or laptop, all within 24 hours of scheduling your appointment.

Silas Pepple   Sipep design, web design + multimedia solutions 866-535-7929 Silas' company can not only design and maintain your website, they can create unique software to meet your needs, whatever they may be. They won't just drive traffic to your site, they will drive useful traffic to your site, web views from people in your business's geographic area if applicable, or whatever you might need.


Adam Wiener, Aladdin Appraisal   An exceptional real estate appraiser. "We specialize in providing professional real estate valuation services. Our appraisal reports are prepared with the precision that the industry demands and cover all major property types. All of our assignments comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice." 617 448 9444

Elizabeth Gibby-Homnick, Realtor   617 595 5343
Elizabeth is helping my sister sell her condo and doing a great job, she's personable, resourceful, easy to work with and very good at what she does, which is residential real estate in the greater Boston area, she also donates a portion of her proceeds to the MSPCA to benefit animals in need.

Emil Ward real estate lawyer   617 202 5200
Emil helped my family organise my own house, part of which we rent out, to make sure everything was on the up and up legally, streamlining paperwork, Emil literally wrote the book on real estate law, so he knows what he's doing. seriously he wrote THE book, there's one lawyers buy, he wrote it.

 NE Design Build   Award-winning Contractor NE design/construction 617-708-0676 "Designing with vision, building with trust". If you have a job that's too big for me, call N.E. Design/build! as a handyman I spend a lot of time fixing the mistakes of contractors, but I know I will not be getting any calls from their clients down the road, because they do it right the first time.


Anthony Cingranelli   Liberty Mutual, home/auto insurance. With just a 5 minute phone call Anthony can tell you if he can save you money on your insurance, his company offers many special discounts to college graduates and members of many corporations.

 Steve Lee   617-217-1791 group health insurance, for small companies with up to 200 employees. Steve can often save people considerable sums of money annually, why not call him up and see if he can help you? It doesn't cost anything to to ask!

 Stephen Johnson   life insurance, disability, long term care.
My mission as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Representative is to help you identify your current financial picture with your future financial goals. Along with a Network of Specialists, I provide innovative solutions using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products. Through this, I develop enduring relationships with my clients.

Financial security is often a major objective in each of our lives. You try to do what's right for those you care about, but the wrong financial decision can often undermine the best of intentions. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, I can help you identify your needs and provide complementary solutions.


 Caroline Launie  financial adviser. 617-580-4138 Carolyn has been featured in Forbes magazing and Boston Magazine, rated as a 5 star wealth manager. Tax savings. More efficiently structured debt. Consolidating accounts to potentially reduce fees. A thorough review of your financial situation could result in more money for your dreams and goals. Contact her about planning to achieve your dreams.

Vanessa Hogan   a second pair of hands, personal organiser, 617 445 7406
Vanessa helped my dad, who like me, is something of an absent minded professor, he's an MD, her help was invaluable, she's very friendly, easy to work with, and can help you let go of all that extra stuff you really don't need that's cluttering up your home or office, or both. she'll water your plants while you're out of town, help you pack if you're moving, arrange catering for your event large or small, she's pretty awesome! Her website is still in the works, but her work is top notch.

 Mike Conti   CPA. If you need help with taxes, not just paying them, but optimizing your business practices, or life, to make paying them as painless as possible, Mike is your man, very friendly, and an expert, give him a call today!

 Ed Martin estate planner   Ed can handle all your estate needs whether that includes preparing the documents such as a will, trust, health care proxy, power of attorney, etc. or handling the Probate and Estate Settlement after someone passes away. Over 60% of Americans die without a will. If you die without a will (or estate plan) the mess you leave (and it will be a mess) will cost your loved ones additional money, stress and aggravation. Give your loved ones something positive to remember you by…….a well designed estate plan that won’t end up costing them more money and aggravation. Remember call Ed to get your affairs in order. ”Plan now or pay later!”

Other terrific people with assorted ways to help you!;

Bill Polcsa   Send Out Cards. If you could do something that your normally do, or wish you had time to do, faster cheaper and more easily, wouldn't you? Now you can show appreciation to your customers, or loved ones, or both, with a very cool online service that sends out real cards, via the mail, the old fashioned way, thousands of cards (and gifts) to choose from, or design your own, for about a buck!

 Chris Carbone   Family law attorney "Understanding family matters" If you're going through a divorce, or want help with a pre-nuptual agreement, help understanding child visitation rights, etc, Chris is an expert in family law. Chris can be reached via email at or call 617-283-6154

 Marie Lajoinie   617-969-1119 Disaster recovery. Fire, flood, smoke, mold, recontstruction.
ARS. Always Ready To Serve. 100 employees. 20 teams of expert emergency restoration specialists working 24/7. Nationally trained and certified. Locally owned with 6 locations in CT, MA, NH and RI, starting our 25™ year! Whether it's flood water damage, fire damage, or mold remediation and clean up required, ARS will respond to your emergency immediately.
(Actually I'm not sure Marie is still with this company, but this is still a good company if you had a flood or fire.)

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