101 Best Massachusetts Communities Companies and Startups

October 27, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Massachusetts based Communities companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Communities industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Massachusetts Communities Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

GrabCAD

GrabCAD

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GrabCAD is an online community network for mechanical engineers to share talent, expand knowledge and collaborate with others.

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Enables game makers to easily add social, commerce and content management features to their games with drag-and-drop prefabs inside Unity.

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Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)

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Cambridge Innovation Center is an office space facility for small and growing companies.

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Trux

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Building the digital bridge to a connected construction community.

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Playbook

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Playbook is a mobile app that puts the world’s students in touch.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a center dedicated to carrying out adult and pediatric cancer treatment activities and advanced research.

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Northern Bank

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Northern Bank is a unique community bank with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Yasso

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Yasso operates as a frozen yogurt brand featuring stick bars.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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WPI is an education services provider, offers research facilities and a community of students and members.

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CustomMade

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CustomMade is an online marketplace connecting buyers who want one-of-a-kind creations with people who make those goods.

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RallyPoint

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RallyPoint is a social and professional network with 1.7 million members-enabling employers and advertisers to reach the military community.

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IDC

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IDC provides market intelligence solutions, advisory services, and events for the information technology and other related markets.

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BankFive

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BankFive is a community bank that provides banking services for individuals, families, and businesses.

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SOULER

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SOULER is a curated digital boutique that provides brand design services.

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Quantia

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Quantia is a social learning and collaboration platform designed for physicians to interact with and learn from experts and peers.

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Stop & Shop Supermarket Company

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The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 398 stores throughout Massachusetts,

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MIT Solve

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Solve is an initiative of MIT that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s problems.

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Dough

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Dough is a membership community where people can discover and save on products made by women.

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Shareity

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Shareity is a purpose-driven challenge app where users snap a selfie/video, and brands donate to charity, aligning them with a cause.

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Baobab

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Baobab offers service for rental of educational and entertainment products for children, including books, toys, e-books, movies, and games.

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Validity

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Validity is a Boston-based provider of data quality and compliance solutions

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Lotsa Helping Hands

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Lotsa Helping Hands allows users to create an online community to organize support for causes and find volunteer opportunities.

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CultureHQ

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Our enterprise SaaS platform helps organizations manage their internal events/programs and measure their impact and ROI.

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change:WATER Labs

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change:WATER Labs develops and deploys safer, smarter, and more dignified sanitation for communities in need.

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Resonant Energy

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Resonant Energy empowers communities to plan, finance, and build clean energy projects.

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CIO

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CIO delivers news, analysis, opinions, videos, and other related services for senior IT professionals and technologists.

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Kriddr

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Built by pet lovers for pet lovers!

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Liaison International

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Liaison International helps higher education institutions better identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students.

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MocoSpace

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MocoSpace is a mobile gaming community for playing games, making friends, and staying connected.

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The Welcoming Committee

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The Welcoming Committee is a movement of LGBTQ folks who believe in broadening the spectrum of gay life.

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Fishing Partnership Support Services

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Fishing Partnership Support Services is a non-profit organization that supports the health and well-being of commercial fishing families.

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Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

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Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.

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Science Club for Girls (SCFG)

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Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has provided the very best in girls-specific programming by connecting girls in K-12 grades.

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Parcell Laboratories

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Parcell’s platform technology has the potential to deliver a diverse portfolio of products for multiple indications.

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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) empowers Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success.

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Just-A-Start

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Just-A-Start is a community development firm that provides affordable housing, programs & educational programming services.

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Woofpage

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Woofpage is an online pet community for pets and their owners where every pet is a star.

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Venture Café

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Venture Café connects the innovation community through its spaces, programs and conversations.

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Beacon Mobility

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Beacon Mobility develops and provides customized, mobility-based solutions for people of all ages and abilities.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a state licensed private health insurance company

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DEAF

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DEAF is a multi-service community-based agency

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New England Foundation for the Arts

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Connects the people of New England with the power of art to shape our lives and improve our communities.

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Force of Nature Clean

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Force of Nature is a new to the world product and brand committed to helping keep families well with products

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Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY)

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Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) is a youth-led, adult-supported organization.

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La Alianza Hispana

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La Alianza Hispana aims to improve the lives of the Massachusetts Latino community, to support the Aliancianos Senior Center.

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Communispace

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Communispace is now C Space.

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MassBio

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The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council is an association of more than 650 biotechnology companies.

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FriendshipWorks

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FriendshipWorks’s mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults

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InkHouse

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InkHouse is a public relations and content marketing agency for the digital age.

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Boston Police Athletic League (PAL)

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Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) is an independent non-profit organization.

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Seven Hills Foundation

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Seven Hills Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting children and adults with physical, developmental, and other life challenges.

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Mzinga

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Mzinga provides social software and services that improve brand visibility, workplace satisfaction, and customer loyalty of businesses.

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Helium Network

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Helium is an online writing community enabling writers to submit articles, capture publisher writing assignments bounties, and get paid.

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Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO)

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Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity is to support the METCO Moves into Action strategic planning efforts.

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Worcester Roots

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Worcester Roots is a “collective of youth and adult organizers on a mission to create opportunities for economic.

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Workbar Boston

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Workbar is a company that creates specialized office spaces for assorted companies.

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Edge Media Network

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EDGE Media Network is dedicated to the presentation of local news and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

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Piers Park Sailing Center

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Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) is a 501(c)(3) community sailing center.

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MIT Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS)

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MIT Venture Mentoring Service matches prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors.

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Windup Labs

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Windup Labs is a Communities company.

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Tributes.com

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Tributes.com is an online resource & community for current local and national obituary news.

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nDash

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Build an Elite Content Marketing Team of Freelancers

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Maverick Landing Community Services

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Maverick Landing Community Services enhances the lives of children, youth, and families

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Traveling Vineyard

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A direct selling company enabling entrepreneurs nationwide to earn supplemental income on a flexible schedule through their love of wine.

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Scratch

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Scratch is a free programming language and online community help to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

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Mass Design Group

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Committed to building better buildings and enabling the people who build them.

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Florence Bank

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Florence Bank is a community bank operating in Massachusetts.

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ToneStone

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ToneStone removes all barriers to song-making, providing the tools, content, and community for unlocking musical creativity.

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Tikatok

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Tikatok is an online community enabling children to write, illustrate and publish their own stories into real books.

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The Service Council

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The Service Council™ is an exclusive community of Services Executives representing global, industry-leading, service-centric businesses.

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Pathfinder International

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Pathfinder International champions sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, mobilizing communities

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Dorchester Community Food Cooperative

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Dorchester Community Food Cooperative is an initiative to build a community and worker-owned grocery store.

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WickedLocal

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Wicked local is a community news/gathering site. It allows users to comment on local news, share photos and videos with their community,

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She+ Geeks Out

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Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through events, networking, and education

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City Year, Inc

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City Year, an organization that recruits young people for community service in 24 U.S. cities, as well as London and Johannesburg.

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Tapestry Health Systems

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Tapestry Health Systems is an organization that provides education and community-based health services.

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Myteam.com

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Myteam.com an online center for amateur sports communities.

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CAIR Massachusetts

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CAIR Massachusetts is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.

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Smarter in the City

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Smarter in the City is a high-tech accelerator in Roxbury.

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South Bay Community Services – Compassion | Outreach | Wellness

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South Bay Community Services is a mental health care that provides behavioral health care services.

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RideGuru

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RideGuru is the trusted resource, tool, and community for everyone engaged in ridehails, rideshares, limos, and taxis.

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Learning Express Toys

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Learning Express, is a specialty toy, game and book retailer.

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Forbes Human Resources Council

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Forbes Human Resources Council is an invitation-only community for senior-level human resources executives across all industries.

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Doorbell

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Doorbell powers the next generation apartment community experience

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KnowTechie

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KnowTechie is a tech blog for people who love tech but live outside the bubble

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Paratus

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An online community for teachers.

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The Boston Foundation

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The Boston Foundation, founded in 1915, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations.

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Samuels & Associates

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Samuels & Associates is responsible for the development of Boston’s most renowned commercial real estate properties.

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Monitor Builders

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Monitor Builders is a construction company provide Construction Management services to the healthcare community.

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Wolf Greenfield

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Wolf Greenfield is the largest Boston law firm devoted exclusively to intellectual property law.

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ACTION SPORTS

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Action Sports launched Go211.com, an action sports community that represents athletes.

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bosWell

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bosWell offers free record keeping and reporting tools for community-based organisations.

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The Clubhouse Network

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The Clubhouse Network provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment.

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Lowell Five Bank

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Lowell Five Bank is a community bank based out of Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.

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GiveShop

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Checkout Charity for the Next Generation.

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Localocracy

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Localocracy provides an online town common where registered voters, using real names, can weigh in on local issues.

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The Trustees of Reservation

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The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization .

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Arrowstreet Inc

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Arrow street is known for Reinventing the process of creating buildings & communities.

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Patriot Ledger Newspaper

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Patriot Ledger Newspaper is a media production that serves its community with daily news about events, politics and sports entertainment.

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Appalachian Mountain Club

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Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains.

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Watertown Savings Bank, MA

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Watertown Savings Bank, MA is a community bank headquartered in Massachusetts.

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