Manhattan BNI:

Manhattan BNI’s “Sponsor One” Contest

The Sponsor One Contest will reward you for the new members you sponsor during 2021 and 2022.

The 2022 segment will have 2 six-month tranches: January-June and July-December.

To qualify for a free One-Year Renewal a current member must sponsor 3 new members. The count will be cumulative for 2 years (2021-2022) and we will award the renewals when the 3 are reached.

In addition, if you Sponsor 8 New Members  during this 2-year period you'll receive another additional 1-Year Renewal.

We will also have 3 drawings for 1-Year Renewals as well:

• One for each six-month tranche and 1 for overall.
• Members sponsoring 1 new member will be eligible for this drawing to receive a 1-Year Renewal.

• Free Renewals are non-transferable.
• This contest is for the years 2021 and 2022. In 2023 we will start a new one.
• New chapters formed during either year do not count until 3 months after the kickoff date.

As a BNI member, keep a "top-of-mind focus" on the Contest, and encourage new members to Sponsor 1 New Member in their first 90 days, this will give them a reachable goal early in their membership.

We believe this will elevate the level of participation in each chapter and we hope this contest supports that goal.

Good luck!

Todd Hallinger & Mike Brathwaite

 During January-June 2022: 10 BNI Members Sponsored 3 or more members and will receive a free one-year renewal: 

Sponsor              Chapter



Anna Belle Simms

BNI 41


George Ballane
Robin White
Viola Taliaferrow
Keisha Kirkland
Richard St. Paul
Joanna Herrera

Laura Cook

BNI 19


Alexandria Ruiz
Ellen Wright
Claudio Garcia
Chamorro David Castle

William Bolls

BNI 53


Starr Densford
Kenneth Dowd
Andrew Weltchek

Santo Chiappone

BNI 30


Stuart Kitchner
James O’Hagan
Stephan Shatarah

David Dukoff

BNI 27


Neena Dutta
Jackson Kerr
Daniel Boisrond

Jeanie Engelbach

BNI 62


Brett Shiel
Karen Parry
Lisa Zahiya

Janice Roven

BNI 46


Eliot Wolf
Ronny Barnea
Anthony Riccio

Ritu Saheb



Sobia Rafiuddin
Joseph Grosso
Jimmy Gandhi

Jonathan Sanders

BNI 41


Nicholas Khayumov
Nicholas Cicero
Patrick Marc

Jessica Wong

BNI 42


Gerda Maissel
Victoria Shaw
Christina Wang


During 2021: 14 BNI Members Sponsored 3 or more members and will receive a free one-year renewal:

Sponsor Name

Sponsor Chapter

Total Number Sponsored

Jacob E. Miles

BNI 46


Alec Dadisman

BNI 03


Monica Liang-Allen

BNI 34


Amy Noelle

BNI 62


Conrad Strabone

BNI 62


Marlon Altoe

BNI 65


Kyle Carraro

BNI 30


Peter Chace

BNI 44


Alessandra DeLaCruz

BNI 05


Justine Denich

BNI 33


Daniel Gerschel

BNI 68


Daniel Hochler

BNI 47


David Klyman

BNI 52


Barry Koven

BNI 52


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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!

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Givers Gain

For over 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 millions referrals that generated an amazing $16.7 billion worth of business for our members last year! In Manhattan, we currently have more than 1300 members in 52 Chapters.

More than 20 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 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 expert 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!

Mike Brathwaite
Todd Hallinger
Executive Directors
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