For previous generations, your late 50s might have been a time to hit cruise control and coast into retirement. Steve Dubin, a 56-year-old Kingston, MA resident, apparently didn’t get the memo. After a 30-plus career in journalism and PR, Dubin founded My Pinnacle Network, a business-to-business networking group that combines the high touch of one-on-one networking with high tech.
“As the owner of a public relations firm, networking to obtain personal introductions has always been our life source. Yet the chamber of commerce mixers and other traditional networking ‘schmoozing” events were not putting us in front of other business to business professionals who could provide the leads and referrals we needed,” said Dubin, owner of PR Works for the past 22 years. “We created My Pinnacle Network as monthly meeting for busy B-B professionals to meet and exchange warm leads and referrals. Period.”
My Pinnacle Network launched B-B networking groups in Braintree, Mansfield and Westborough, MA last month. Three brand new groups will start in June in Hyannis, Marshfield and Norwell, MA. Plans are to grow regionally then nationally.
Each group meets once a month for approximately 90 minutes. Over forty B-B categories can apply for membership in My Pinnacle Network. If approved for membership, each member has exclusivity for their particular category.
In between meetings, My Pinnacle Network Members meet individually for one-on-one meetings to get to know each other better and enhance the leads and referral process. All leads and referrals are logged in on My Pinnacle Network’s website to provide accountability.
“I wasn’t exactly looking to start another business but there was clearly a need for better networking groups—the proverbial better mousetrap—than what was out there,” said Dubin. “With My Pinnacle Network, and its robust website, we think we’ve accurately assessed that need and now we’re trying to bring people’s attention to our six locations.”
My Pinnacle Network is presently offering special charter member rate of $200 per year. That offer is available for a limited time. For applicants whose references check out, membership is on a first come, first served basis.
As for Dubin, My Pinnacle Network has re-energized the father of three.
“I was telling my wife Wendy the other day, there are many business owners who are spending this down economy looking at the phone and wondering why it’s not ringing. My Pinnacle Network, we are creating our own economy and helping others do the same,” said Dubin.
“Bottom line, business-to-business professionals are frustrated with the available networking opportunities out there. My Pinnacle Network is not a cocktail hour where you’re left to your own devices. It’s a structured networking meeting designed for productive leads and referrals,” said Steve Dubin, founder of My Pinnacle Network. “And with our new Charter Member pricing, business-to-business professionals can now join one of My Pinnacle Network groups for less than it would cost to buy a couple books of stamps every month.”
The June schedule for My Pinnacle Network is as follows:
The Braintree My Pinnacle Network will be held Tuesday, June 5, 1, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 200, Braintree, MA 02184.
The Mansfield My Pinnacle Network will be held Wednesday, June 6, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at 20 Cabot Boulevard, Suite 300, Mansfield, MA 02048.
The Westboro My Pinnacle Network will be held Tuesday, June 5 1, from 8:00 – 10 a.m. at 1900 West Park Drive, Suite 280, Westborough, MA 01581.
The Hyannis My Pinnacle Network will be held monthly on the second Tuesday of month beginning on Tuesday, June 12, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at 1520 Route 132, Hyannis, MA 02601.
The Marshfield My Pinnacle Network will be held on the first Thursday of the month, beginning, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 165 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050.
The Norwell My Pinnacle Network will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month beginning on June 27, from 8:30 am to 10am, at 600 Longwater Drive, Suite 202, Norwell, MA 02061.
If you are interested in attending a meeting in your area, please contact Steven V. Dubin at SDubin@MyPinnacleNetwork.com or 781-582-1061 to RSVP. There is no charge to visit a My Pinnacle Network meeting.