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About BNI

Local Business - Global Network

ABOUT BNI - GLOBAL NETWORK 

With over 200,000 members in 7,500 plus chapters worldwide, BNI is the world’s leading referral organization. 

BNI® is a global professional networking organization that provides a structured environment for local referral marketing.

Started in January of 1985 by Founder and CEO Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., BNI® (Business Network International) is the longest running and most successful networking organization of its kind. 

What makes BNI® different from other networking organizations is that each member represents an individual profession. The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

We provide a formal environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. 

Our Leadership

BNI 12's leaders continuously work to make our chapter the best it can be.


President: Jacqueline Frank

Vice President: Stephanie Vanden Bos

Secretary / Treasurer: Joshua Spiegel

Membership Committee: Melanie Fox, Randi Karmel, Howard Karp, Robert T. Weinberg, Robert Weinstein

Application Coordinator: Danielle Diaz

Stats / Roster CoordinatorRobert Weinberg

Visitor Hosts: Jeffrey Lender, Deborah Blumenfield

Visitor Hosts Greeters: Carrie Rattle, Elizabeth Eiss, Alice Chin

Visitor Host Setup: Michael Krochak

Orientation Facilitators: Laurie Gilmore, Keith Emmer

Educational Coordinators: Stacy Francis, David Kaplowitz

Announcer: David Guzzone

Raffle Ticket Sales: Bob Dunphy

Timer: Al D'Angelo

Events Coordinators: Daniel VanHall, Carmen Bissel

Mentor Coordinator: Deborah Donenfeld

Power Teams Coordinator: Daniel Marrs, Chase Steinberg

Team Dir. Consultant: Al D'Angelo

Success Coordinator: Howard Karp

Quote Coordinator: Melissa Kriger

IT Coordinator: Mitch Pessin

Soc. Media Coordinator: Tina Larsson

Softball Coordinator: Ryan Gessin

Announcement Coordinator: Janine Sarna-Jones

Fitness Coordinator: Juan Goulbourne

Commercial Judge Coordinator: Tina Larsson

Web Master: Rahul Siddharth

 

Membership Questions / Applications:
Contact: Stephanie Vanden Bos or Robert Weinberg
E-mail Applications to: Rweinberg@LOG-ON.org

Manhattan's Flagship Chapter

BNI is built upon the idea of "Givers Gain®".

By giving business to others, you will get business in return. 

We currently have 79 members making us the largest chapter in Manhattan. Together our chapter has already closed $3.1M in referral business through August of 2016.

 

BNI 12's Closed Business

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
$1.76M $1.85M $2.7M $4.3M $5.2M $3.8M $4.5M