24th Year Renewal!
Saverio DiMondo (left) has just announced he is renewing his membership for the 24th year! He is thanked and congratulated by BNI Leading Edge chapter President Dr. Serge Lanoue, chiropractor.
Saverio is actually one of the founding members of BNI Leading Edge all those years ago, and he said there were only 6 members when the chapter started since the BNI concept was so new.
He has stayed on all those years and is renewing again because a good chunk of his business is directly attributable to referrals he received from fellow BNI members. As a Senior Financial Advisor with Manulife Securities in Mississauga, Saverio meets with a lot of people on a daily basis, and BNI has allowed him to grow his personal network of contacts as well as forge both long term business and personal relationships. Business referrals and friendships, does it get any better than that?
If you want to know how to grow your business through referrals, talk to Saverio!
Networking & Go-Karting
The BNI Leading Edge members are a pretty driven bunch, which is why we held a social event at the Centennial Mini-Indy Go-Kart track in Etobicoke. Zooming around the track as fast as the karts could go, the drivers were trying to get an edge in to overtake other drivers ahead of them. Friends and family joined us for this event.
It was clear to see the competitive nature of our business women and businessmen on the race track being balanced by the cooperative attitude as the members exchanged business referrals to help each other grow their respective businesses. Some members were Brampton-based and others were Mississauga-based, but they we all looking to help one another succeed. That's what networking and word-of-mouth marketing does for a business.
Why not join us for our next social event? Who knows, you may come back with referrals too!
Packed Room for Visitor Day
All the seats were filled last Thursday for BNI Leading Edge's "Grow Your Business Through Referrals" event, as business owners from Missisauga, Brampton, Oakville and Etobicoke gathered to exchange business referrals.
This events was meant to show business owners how BNI can help them grow their business by:
- having a dedicated sales & marketing team - but not on payroll!
- building relationships with fellow business owners
- establishing trust with your referral partners
- exchanging business referrals
If you want to know more about how BNI Leading Edge can help you grow your business, please contact us.
Notable Networker: Nancy Gwynne-Vaughan
BNI Leading Edge's Notable Networker for April is Nancy Gwynne-Vaughan of Graham Consulting & Training Inc. She provided the highest number of referrals to her referral partners! Best of all, Nancy just joined the group recently, and she's definitely demonstrating that she gets the BNI concept of Givers Gain.
Nancy is a specialized bookkeeper for lawyers based in Mississauga, and helps them organize their books and filings with the Law Society. She is seen here receiving the award from current President Dr. Serge Lanoue, chiropractor.
Get to know Nancy and ask her how she gave so many referrals!
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SOCIAL: Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf & Laser Tag
Here is a link to the photo album: https://www.facebook.com/174149982722373/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1509172369220121
Building business relationships between referral partners is also about having fun and getting to know one another in a different setting - see who's competitive, who's accomodating - and hear the stories from the spouses and partners as well!
Business referrals are very important for our members, and getting to know each other better is a key to building trust, which then leads to referrals and growying your business. All in a day's work - and fun - at BNI Leading Edge!