Jim O'Brien receives Spirit Of Giving Award from Challenge Unlimited

Challenge Unlimited are a longtime supporter of BIBA and we very proud of Jim as he receives this prestigious award. Please join us as we support a fantastic undertaking and congratulate a very deserving winner!

The Boston Irish Business Association would like to congratulate Chairman of the Board, friend, leader, example to all, Jim O’Brien on receiving the 2009 Spirit of Giving Award from Challenge Unlimited. Jim is a tireless worker and when he believes a cause is righteous he gives it 100%.

We will be joining Jim to celebrate his award at the Spirit of Giving celebration and invite all BIBA members and friends to join us.

  • Spirit of Giving 2009
  • November 21st 2009 @ 6.15pm
  • Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury Lane, Andover, MA.
  • $125 per ticket (purchase directly from Challenge Unlimited - make sure you let us know if you want to be include

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Challenge Unlimited Website

About Challenge Unlimited and Ironstone Farms: Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The two primary programs are Challenge Unlimited and Ironstone Therapy – both using the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a person’s heart, inspiring strength, hope and encouragement. The farm’s professional staff of over 20 licensed instructors and therapists work with 35 program horses and 150 volunteers to serve 450 to 500 children and adults each week, year round. Coming from more than 90 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, participants enjoy the aesthetic beauty of the farm while receiving valuable therapy in collaboration with other service providers to best address their physical and emotional needs.

BIBA Member Frank Reynolds named by Inc. Magazine as 'one of Amerca's most innovative entrepreneurs'

We are very proud that Frank Reynolds, BIBA Member and past speaker who is InVivo Therapeutics President and CEO, has been identified as one of 'America's most innovative entrepreneurs' in the October 2009 issue of Inc. Magazine.

(From Reuters) In the article entitled "The New and Improved You," Inc. highlights ten medical technologies being developed to treat different parts of the body, including a section on "The Spine" featuring Reynolds and InVivo Therapeutics.

The article, which breaks down the body into nine sections, the Eyes, the Ears, the Heart, the Spine, the Bladder, the Hips, the Arms, the Legs, and the Knees, describes the newest technologies that are working to keep quality of life up,and health care expenses down. Being recognized as one of the "biggest, most important trends in medical technology" is an honor and a thrill for Reynolds and his InVivo team.

"All scientific development is a team effort so I accept any accolades I receive on behalf of my team at InVivo Therapeutics Corporation," says Reynolds. "We have worked diligently for the past four and a half years to bring the first treatment for spinal cord injury to market, and look forward to the day we receive FDA approval for our first technology."

Check out the article at

Well Done to FRANK and all his team at INVIVO!