SBN Partners and Business Sponsors


gentle giant

Gentle Giant Moving Company is an award winning Boston moving company built on more than 30 years of experience, offering the best quality local and national moving, storage, and packing services.

Gentle Giant prides itself on their team, who have the professionalism and training to execute consistently great moves. They have more than 200 competent, caring movers and moving specialists provide professional moving services to more than 10,000 customers each year.



ThinkLite LLC is a Massachusetts based green lighting firm that specializes in commercial lighting. Through their unique pay-as-you-save model, the company strives to help individuals adopt green technology in their everyday lives by eliminating the risk and initial costs associated with such upgrades.

In doing so ThinkLite helps their customers mitigate their impact on the environment by reducing energy consumption and mercury pollution all while saving money. ThinkLite specializes in LED lighting applications and can customize design lighting solutions where existing alternatives do not yet exist. ThinkLite is a sponsor of SBN’s Sustainable Business Leader Program



lThe Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is a 15 acre, 1.5 mile garden park that sits atop the eight lane highway tunnel that was created by the “Big Dig” project.  The Greenway is owned by the State of Massachusetts but is managed and operated by the non-profit Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. The Conservancy uses organic and sustainable landscape management programs to maintain the parks and features of the Greenway. It’s Boston’s only organically maintained public park and one of a handful of organically maintained urban parks in the United States.



Screen Shot 2013-04-15 at 11.28.55 AMThe American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) is a non-profit organization helping communities launch and successfully operate an Independent Business Alliance® (IBA), “buy independent, buy local” campaigns, forward pro-local policies, and other initiatives to support local entrepreneurs and vibrant local economies. AMIBA is a network of, by, and for the community organizations and trade groups that comprise our membership.



Screen Shot 2013-04-15 at 12.01.50 PMThe Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, (BALLE) is focused on creating real prosperity by connecting leaders, spreading solutions that work, and driving investment toward local economies.

BALLE equips entrepreneurs with tools and strategies for local success, and provides the national forum for the most visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity and innovate. Underlying their work is a strong belief in “Prosperity for All,” with a particular emphasis on four core values: Local First, DIY Entrepreneurs, Community Capital, and Better Together.