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Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world and provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter. Last year alone, BNI generated 6.6 million referrals resulting in 8.5 billion dollars worth of business for its members!
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services they hand your card out and recommend your services. It's as simple as that!
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Remembering the Art of Thanks Giving
It's the traditional month for giving thanks in our lives. Most of us are thankful for that special family day on which we stuff ourselves with turkey and dressing then settle down for an afternoon football game. But don't forget the professional reasons to be thankful. What a great time to remember the people in your community who have provided you with business, both referrals and clients. If you have a few moments to spare after the lull of the turkey has worn off, consider sending out thanks to those who have helped you and your business this year. Even giving thanks is part of
Alvin Dupre, a Member of Northshore Original BNI, joined the organization a little over nine years ago. In that time, he has served as Education Coordinator as well as on the Membership Committee and President several times. Alvin is currently filling the position of President in his chapter. He is an attorney with his own practice providing services in several areas of law.
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Westbank Crescent City
The Westbank Crescent City Business Partners is this month's spotlight chapter. The chapter started over four years ago and currently maintains 23 Members. The Members meet every Thursday for a breakfast meeting at The Red Maple. Under the guidance of President Lisa Ricks, Vice President Meredith Maggio, Secretary / Treasurer Shawntele Green, Chapter Ambassador Desiree Pfister, and Chapter Director Consultant/Chapter Area Director Consultant Janet Blohowiak, this group has provided almost 1,500 referrals, conducted over 1,400 One-to-ones, hosted 181 Visitors, and reported almost $730,325 in closed business in the past year.
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