Business Owners, Sales Managers, Marketing Directors, and Entrepreneurs in the Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol Metro Area of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia need a way to get together and meet new business people, exchange ideas and leads, and build their network. Problem is, that can cost quite a bit of money to join an exclusive group, and not everyone has the time to go to events or meetings weekly. While some really great private groups exist in the Tri-Cities, many need an affordable, accessible option - and this is why Incredible Business Networking (IBN), brought to you by Incredible Towns Tri-Cities TN, a local web marketing agency, is in the area to provide an outlet for everyone! 

What is Incredible Business Networking (IBN)? We provide, open to all, inclusive networking events that anyone can attend - no memberships to buy, no attendance requirements or penalties, no exclusions based on type of business. If you can show up at one of our events, you are welcome! Our Lunch events are free to attend, (of course we would appreciate it if you buy your own lunch and support our host restaurants that provide free space for us to meet in)


Incredible Business Networking Kingsport TNOn the 2nd Thursday of each month, our Group meets at Rush Street Neighborhood Grill, located at 1229 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, our Group meets at Logan's Roadhouse, located at 3112 Browns Mill Road, Johnson CityTN 37604

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(More meetings are being planned, stay tuned to our social media for details)


What should someone expect at a meeting? We are there at 11am for pre-meeting networking, and we ask that all attendees show up by 11:30am. However, if you need to be late, that's ok, just come when you can, we will make sure you get a chance to talk about your business to the group. The lunch is usually finished by 1pm, but many will stay a while and talk with others they have met at the meeting. We always encourage setting up a time to have coffee, lunch, or even a beer after work. It's getting to know people and learning about them that makes people want to do business with or refer them to others. During our lunch events, attendees will get the chance to exchange business cards and flyers, give a 1-minute elevator speech about their business, discuss business needs with the group, talk about other networking opportunities in the area, give testimonials and gratitude, and possibly win a door prize. While we have a core group that attends most meetings, we also have a good group of new attendees every time as a result of word of mouth referrals, Facebook Event Page and promotional ads, our Meetup Group, and Search Engine results driving people to IBN. This means that attending an event is always going to introduce you to new opportunities and also get you together with friends and business minded individuals. 

What should you bring to an IBN event? Start with a stack of business cards or flyers, anything you have to promote your business products and services. Better yet, if you have promotional products like magnets, pens, usb drives, or whatever you can dream up, bring them. Next, have a 1 minute presentation about what you do ready to go. Not sure what to say, that's ok too. We can walk you through it. New to networking? Don't be scared, it's fun and easy, and gets better every time! If you like, you can also bring a door prize for our drawing that we hold at the end of every event. This is a great way to further promote you and your business, as we give you an extra minute to talk about it when you donate a door prize. That's it, nothing complicated. 

Like what you are reading here? The next step is to attend an event and see for yourself if IBN can help you grow your business and professional life. You can always find our current networking event calendars on Facebook or Meetup, or visit our IBN page on Incredible Towns Tri-Cities TN. We think you will come back if you give it a try!

Incredible Business Networking Sponsorship TriCities TN What other opportunities are there with Incredible Business Networking? Well, if you want to harness the full power of this group, consider becoming an IBN Sponsor.  Not only will you receive extra benefits and promotion for your business, you will help us to expand the number and typoe of events we can provide to the Tri Cities Networking Community. Interested? Learn more about an Incredible Business Networking Tri Cities TN Sponsorship. 

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Parents, are you always looking for a Trustworthy Sitter for your Kids in the TriCities area?

Childcare TriCities TNThe search for reliable babysitters in Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol and surrounding communities is like slogging through a jungle! Where do you start? How about family friends or neighbors with teenaged daughters? Or do you ask everyone you know if they work with any reliable sitters? You can try searching on the Internet, but that’s a bit scary when the health and safety of your children may be at risk.


Here’s the Solution: College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors TriCities, TN. Total peace of mind is the heart of the company’s core concept, according to franchise owner Jay Cottrell. “We are a personal service that provides families with safe, reliable, and convenient childcare,” he says. “We take the time to get to know our clients, and we provide them with a high level of service and access to high-quality, safe, and screened role models for their children.”


What are the advantages of working with College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors? There are many. “Of course, our sitters love children,” Jay says. More importantly, every College Sitter is professionally trained and matched to your child’s unique abilities, interests and style. Can you say that about the kid down the street? Or about any website or app out there? We’re all about trustworthy childcare. All sitters employed by us are carefully screened and receive ongoing professional training and guidance.”


Johnson City TN BabysittersAnother great advantage is quick and easy scheduling. “Book your favorite sitters with ease, anytime,” Jay says. With our MySitters® app you can confirm in as little as 20 minutes. We operate locally, know your neighborhood, and most importantly, we get to know your family personally.”


Jay’s own experiences trying to raise a child and working full time led him to the College Sitters business. “I’ve always sought ways/jobs/companies that help people,” Jay said. “After leaving a company in the healthcare sector, I decided to pursue real estate as my next chapter in truly helping people. A couple years in my wife and I welcomed our son Ayden. When she went back to work we struggled to find childcare and were on numerous waiting lists for daycare centers. Since I had the job with “flexible hours” it fell upon me to take care of our son most of the time. Trying to be a full-time dad and work a full-time job was not the easiest to accomplish and maintain a successful career in real estate.”


Business and investment conversations with his father led Jay to his next step. “I found what would have been the answer to my childcare issues and knew that it would be for others as well,” he says. “I saw a company with strong values and a great system for providing families with relief and help when they need it most. I decided to purchase a franchise and move from real estate to helping Build Stronger Families® with College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors.”


Generally, families with higher income are ideal customers for College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors. “A great fit is a busy and active family that needs help according to their schedule, and not on the sitter’s schedule,” Jay says. “Typically, customers that use our services frequently are generally higher income ($200,000+) families. On the other hand, all families can benefit from (and typically afford) an occasional date night.”


Sitter and Nanny Jobs TriCities TN Childcare EmplpymentWhat if you don’t want college students as sitters or nannies? “No problem!” Jay says. “Despite what our name suggests, we do not only hire college students. We hire college students or older. In fact, we are currently hiring active seniors. For example, in TriCities we have Anna, who is an excellent and qualified sitter, and not just because of the three kids and grandkids she has raised! Anna has experience working in daycare, as well as other babysitting and nanny experience. She interacts with kids on a personal level and is constantly thinking about their growth, learning, and development. Anna is an excellent sitter and will make a great caregiver to your kids!”


Jay laughs about the time a customer called him “in anger” about his service. “This is in jest because they then proceeded to tell me that their children had such a great time with one of our sitters that when they arrived back home, their children actually told them to leave again. They wanted to keep having fun with the sitter.”


There is a big difference between using the kid down the street to babysit, and contracting with College Sitters. One of those differences is price. “Most people are accustomed to paying a middle school or high school kid or family member to babysit,” Jay says. “Depending on how they’ve taken care of childcare previously, there can be a bit of a sticker shock when they hear the pricing for a professional service like ours. Yet for some families we are actually a cheaper option. However, your family’s safety and well-being are our top priority. No company is more committed to making sure that your family is well cared for and that every College Sitter is safe, reliable and professional.”


Sitters, nannies, and tutors are available in the TriCities, TN area. Get out of the babysitting jungle and discover the simplicity and reliability of working with College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors TriCities.


College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors TriCities TN



Summit Leadership

3104 Hanover Road

Johnson City, TN 37604

Near Sam’s Club in Johnson City.  Across the street from Wallabies.



(423) 900-2092




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