BNI Summer Cruise 2015
BNI Member Extravaganza
This year's chosen sponsor from Manhattan BNI was William Bolls from BNI 53!
William and a guest will travel to Hilton Head Island in October to celebrate with 100+ other nationwide winners!
BNI Founders Awards 2014
1 ~ 4 ~ 7 ~ 11
12 ~ 24 ~ 36
53 ~ 56 ~ 62
Rookie Chapters of 2014
Chapters 10 & 37
Comeback Chapters of 2014
Chapters 13 & 35
Outstanding Vice Presidents
Walter Van Schaik Jr.
There is now an unofficial mobile app for BNI Connect, its primary purpose is to enter Online Slips, though it will handle certain other actions as well.
This is not an app created by nor supported by BNI, it is by an outside developer, so BNI support will not be available.
If you already use a mobile solution that is working for you, by all means feel free to continue with it. This recommendation is for those who would like to enter Slips from their mobile device and haven't come across another solution.
We encourage you to input your Referrals, "Thank You For Closed Business," 1-to-1's, and CEUs all on BNI Connect, whether on the website or through an app, rather than using paper slips. Manhattan BNI is beginning to move away from the paper slips, reserving them mainly for visitors and guests who do not have access to BNI Connect. Slips entered through the apps appear on the BNIConnect.com website almost immediately.
Until BNI comes out with an official app, these 3rd party apps can help. Enjoy!
Now, more than ever, business people need
to network to stay in business.
BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment
to exchange quality business referrals.
BNI, the largest business networking organization in the world, is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.
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!
BNI First Thing in the Morning
by Chapter 60's Charles DeBenedittis
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For 30 years BNI has used a simple but elegant philosophy that exemplifies membership, "Givers Gain," or in other words, "what goes around comes around." Based on what members reported in BNI Connect, the organization passed 6.6 million referrals that generated an amazing $8.6 billion worth of business for our members in 2014! In Manhattan, we currently have more than 1400 members in 53 Chapters.
Nineteen years ago, Manhattan BNI Executive Directors Mike Brathwaite and Todd Hallinger had a vision few recognized at that time. They shared a belief and passion that Manhattan could support a referral marketing platform like BNI and thrive. It has been a great journey for many and we continue to learn and innovate as we grow.
We have a highly talented team of 15 Directors available to coach and mentor all aspects of networking within Manhattan BNI. We pride ourselves on providing a state of the art website where you can now explore our community and see what we can offer you. But, only seeing is believing, and we encourage you to visit a chapter near you soon, for as some sales guru noted, "you can't give a haircut over the phone." We look forward to meeting you at a Chapter event in the near future.
Happy networking and good luck!
Executive Director Todd Hallinger,
BNI Founder and Chairman Dr. Ivan Misner, and Executive Director Mike Brathwaite.
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