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BNI Manhattan Chapter 53

Business Networking International (BNI) is the world's largest business networking organization whose mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional referral marketing program. This enables members to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals. Manhattan BNI 53 is one of the largest and most productive chapters in the region, based on number of members, amount of referrals passed, and total business closed.

Chapter Stats – Rolling Year

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One-to-One Meetings


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BNI provides an environment in which you develop business relationships with qualified business professionals. This relationship provides you with the opportunity to build your network and substantially increase your business visibility, credibility and profitability.

BNI's philosophy is built upon the idea of Givers Gain. Being a member of BNI is like having sales people working for you every day who market your product or service.  If referrals are an important part of your business, then BNI is the organization for you.

BNI Regional Awards for 2023


Outstanding Net Membership Gain (+6) 

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Highest Member Retention


Outstanding Leadership Team

William Bolls Business Networking Manhattan

William Bolls


Anand Kapasi

Anand Kapasi

Vice President

 Brigitte Zeitlin Business Networking Manhattan

Brigitte Zeitlin

Assistant Vice President

Joe Dec Business Networking Manhattan

Joe Dec

Membership Committee

Safiya Swan

Safiya Swan

Membership Committee

Brian Murphy Business Networking Manhattan

Brian Murphy

Membership Committee

Sherene Stausberg Business Networking Manhattan

Sherene Strausberg

Membership Committee

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William Clanton

Membership Committee

Our Virtual Meetings each week are on Zoom
Meeting Time: Tuesday Mornings 7am - 8:30am

Click Here to Register

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Desired Member Categories

We’re currently interviewing for the following open seats…​

  • Credit Repair

  • Professional Organizer

  • Home Stager

  • HR/Payroll Specialist

  • Landlord & Tenant Attorney

  • Massage Therapist

  • Non-Profits

  • Personal Trainer

  • PR Consultant

  • Stylist / Custom Clothing

  • Therapist

  • People Who Want To Make $

Upcoming Speakers
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