It's exciting when a visitor to joins the chapter: it means more networking opportunities, a larger business network, and of course more referrals exchanged between the members.
As part of the annual Summer BNI Game where the members compete based on who brings in the most referrals, the most visitors and a few other metrics, Charlene Souster-Morris (right) is seen accepting a crisp $100 dollar bill from President Dr. Serge Lanoue, because one of the visitors Charlene invited to the chapter has actually joined the chapter! Stay tuned for the new member announcement!
Charlene offers home and auto insurance within the group, and has been getting business referrals from Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville and other areas around the GTA since she joined. She's also very respected at providing referrals to the other members as well.
Join us in congratulating Charlene, and if you want a $100 bonus to round out your summer, invite guests to our meeting!
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!
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!
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.
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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