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New Leadership Team at Local Business Group


Tuesday, November 19, 2013 • 4:02pm

The BNI Summit Of Success Chapter has announced its new leadership team.  The new team will be led by our new president, Rohit Bhalla (Financial Planner),  Our Vice President is Lucy Thompson (Realtor®), and our Treasurer , Philomena Karczewski (Gift Baskets). 

BNI is a way for local businesses to expand their local business opportunities.  With over 150,000 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business networking and referral marketing organization in the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 7.1 million referrals resulting in $3.3 billion dollars' worth of business for its members.

Our outgoing president Bob Bodor says “Ro and the new leadership team will be excellent continuing our recent growth and building upon our success”, and continues “I would like to thank Bob Giardina (Title Insurance) and Skip Richards (CPA) and the rest of my leadership team for doing a great job this past term”.

Ro said “we plan to build on our chapter’s past success and continue to expand our membership of quality members”.  A BNI chapter only accepts one person from each profession, so we aim to find the best local business person for our open positions.  We currently are looking to expand the trades in our group, and are specifically looking for a Painter, Electrician, and Landscaper.  Our chapter’s building and remodeling contractor, William Pfaff said “I often have opportunities to refer other trades, and with some of those positions vacant in our chapter, I sometimes refer to other BNI chapters”. 

Research shows us that 98% of businesses rely on referrals to gain new business.  It also shows that only 3% of businesses have a strategy for referrals.  BNI focuses on education and strategy to help you  get more and better referrals to grow your business.

BNI Summit Of Success meets over breakfast at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham from 7am – 8:30am every Wednesday.  You can learn more about our chapter at www.bnisummitofsuccess.com or email us at info@bnisummitofsuccess.com if you would like to visit.  We welcome your visit, and you can see for yourself that BNI can help you grow your business through referrals.


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