Manhattan BNI:


Manhattan BNI 2021 Membership Drive

Our 2021 Membership Drive will help all chapters grow and will give all members a chance to participate and win prizes. This year’s focus is 'sponsoring' members, which is more than just inviting people.

This is a mindset change. We can all invite, but, if we make our 'intent' to sponsor a member this will change our culture and lead to more productive chapters. To facilitate this we have created a segmented contest, so you can have the best chance for success.

There will be 3 separate contests: The traditional April–May event, then a Summer contest during June–July–August, and a September–October–November contest for the final winners. There will be drawings in each segment even if you only sponsor 1 new member. All applications must show a sponsor to qualify (director consultants, transfers & alumni are not qualified).

April – May

  • Sponsor 3 new members during this period: $100

  • Sponsor 5 new members during this period: 1 year renewal at no cost

  • All sponsors eligible for Final Drawing: $500

  • These will accumulate through November and all will qualify.

June – July – August

  • Sponsor 3 new members during this period: $100 (not cumulative, this period only).

  • $500 winner from all sponsors during THIS PERIOD.

  • These will accumulate into November drawing and towards the free renewal.

September – October – November

  • All new sponsors will get into the final drawing with all previous ones for another $500 drawing.

  • Everyone reaching the 5 sponsorship level will get a FREE 1 year renewal and recognition on our homepage.

We hope you embrace this concept of “Sponsor One” in 2021 and remember how thankful YOU were to a friend or associate who invited you (probably more than once!) to your first BNI meeting.

Good luck!

Team Manhattan BNI

Sponsor Contest Standings as of May 15th:

Sponsor

 

Chapter

Total

Sponsored

 

App Date

Alec

Dadisman

3

3

Gene

Zemel

4/14/21

 

 

 

 

Wil

Nelson

4/14/21

 

 

 

 

David

Fu

4/14/21

Daniel

Gerschel

68

2

Cori A.

Robinson

5/4/21

 

 

 

 

Douglas

Washor

4/12/21

Amy

Noelle

62

2

Naeemah

Ruffin

4/13/21

 

 

 

 

David

Davino

4/27/21

Caitlin

Sweeney

3

2

Silvia

Gaviria

4/14/21

 

 

 

 

Nora

Sommerkamp-Trang

4/13/21

Yelle

Belle

5

1

Louis

D'Amato

4/8/21

Jacquelyn

Calandriello

67

1

David

Luzon

4/13/21

Jolie Ann

Calella

23

1

Jay

Wildstein

4/1/21

Peter

Chace

44

1

Dan

Patsis

4/13/21

Thomas

Chu

50

1

Yukti

Gupta

4/5/21

Eric

Cohen

5

1

Phillip

Ambrosino

3/27/21

Jeanie

Engelbach

62

1

Karen

Parry

3/15/21

Robert

Falkowitz

15

1

Lisa

Jenkins

4/20/21

Heshy

Feldman

62

1

Dean

Ofer

3/23/21

Dana

Friedman

50

1

Carol

Kim

4/5/21

Jerry

Gemignani

33

1

Giovanni

Narvaez

5/5/21

Joshua

Goldstein

45

1

Brandon

Lang

5/5/21

Seth

Kamens

62

1

Jordan

Gifford

5/4/21

Anand

Kapasi

53

1

Charlie

Thongpahusatcha

4/5/21

Shelley

Klein

50

1

Robyn

Choi

5/6/21

Barry

Koven

52

1

Arezu

Sohn

5/5/21

Andrea

Kwok

33

1

MJ

Bradley

4/14/21

Moira

Laidlaw

11

1

Erin

Silber

3/22/21

Matthew

Malkowski

69

1

Farkhad

Hasanov

4/6/21

Steven

McMahon

66

1

Tyler

Hefferon

4/7/21

Martin

Novar

42

1

Curtis

Woodside

5/4/21

Alison

Orlando

29

1

Eva

Grodberg

4/8/21

Joan

Pelzer

24

1

Kim

Boss

4/8/21

Rosanna

Roizin

8

1

Rich

Rivara

3/28/21

Ritu

Saheb

4

1

Joseph

Grosso

5/12/21

Sandra

Schustack

1

1

Jessica

Decker

4/13/21

Audrey

Schwartz

8

1

Naomi

Schanfield

4/13/21

Emma

Tang

33

1

Jason

Herman

5/12/21

Janelle

Villiers

6

1

Erin

Moore

5/12/21

Saul

Waxman

67

1

Gary

Topple

4/24/21

Jessica

Wong

42

1

Christina

Wang

4/26/21

Marc

Zdanow

44

1

Alon

Sole

4/13/21


BNI is Offering a Membership for a
Nonprofit Business at No Cost for the First Year.

Reach out to any of our Director Consultants to apply for a
Nonprofit Membership in Manhattan BNI:

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Manhattan BNI added more New Members during September (mid-COVID!) than any other region in the United States.


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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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Executive Director Mike Brathwaite.

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