Welcome to the North Shore Business Forum

NSBF Meeting

Upcoming Program


November 17, 2017


Presenting Artists in our Midst

Learn about their Craft and their Stories                       Judith Black: Storyteller       Don White: Folksinger, Songwriter, Humorist, Author

Judith Black is a professional storyteller, story maker, and teacher/coach with an international following. Originally trained at Wheelock College as an early childhood educator, Judith leapt from the classroom to the stage after training at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ultimately she bound these two passions with storytelling and for 35 years has been using story to motivate, humanize, entertain, and teach. Most recently she has turned her attention to the climate crisis and in June of 2016 gave a TEDX talk on the link that can bind storytelling and climate. She is the winner of many awards in her field, including National Storytelling Network Oracle Award: Circle of Excellence, Boston Parents Paper: Gold Medal Family Entertainer of the Year, National Youth Storytelling: Pegasus Award. Judith’s website: Stories Alive!

Don White brings his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page.  Don created his own genre, a funny, guitar playing singer. He has opened for big-name performers like Bill Morrissey, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and for Taj Mahal.  Don has brought his growing repertoire of songs to some of Boston’s most prestigious folk open mics and has hosted a music open mic at one of the country’s hottest comedy clubs, Catch A Rising Star in Harvard Square.  In his community Don White helps young musicians navigate the local scene, creating outlets for creative expression like the Speak Up! Spoken Word Open Mic and Don White’s Sunday Night Open Mic at the Walnut Street Café in Lynn. Don’s website: DonWhite


  • The Forum welcomes hearing your suggestions for dynamic speakers you may know or have heard, as well as topics you are interested in learning more about. 

    The North Shore Business Forum, Inc. (NSBF) is a group of small business owners from Boston’s North Shore who meet on the first and third Friday of each month for informal lectures given by business owners on a wide variety of topics. Members give a 30-second introduction of their business at each meeting. All business owners are welcome: future, past, profitable, experienced or beginning. Meetings are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7:15) at Acapulcos, 900 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA. The $10.00 admission fee includes a breakfast buffet. No pre-registration necessary.


Contact: Brett Kirkpatrick, NSBF President, 978-239-6335, Email: events@nsbforum.org.

The “Meeting After the Meeting” Returns!

The North Shore Business Forum is re-instituting the concept of having members share their expertise with other members on an informal basis, in brief, no-cost sessions after its Friday morning networking meetings.

If you are an NSBF member with an interest in offering your own “Meeting After the Meeting” session in the future, please see NSBF President Brett Kirkpatrick at one of our meetings, or email him at events@nsbforum.org .

If the Beverly, MA public school system announces a “no school” snow day on one of our scheduled Fridays, then the NSBF meeting for that day will be cancelled. Check the NSBF Facebook page for updates as well. (See our “About NSBF” page for more information.)