The Achiever's Chapter is a Yonkers chapter of BNI. BNI is the world's largest business networking organization. BNI allows one member per profession per chapter, meaning that if you are a commercial mortgage broker and join the chapter, you lock out any other commercial mortgage brokers from joining.
Our chapter meets weekly on Friday morning from 7am to 8:30am.
Although the Meetup.com RSVPs don't always show it, we have approximately 17 members (fluctuates and we are growing) that meet weekly. We also often have visitors come to check out the group.
We are a friendly, diverse group who enjoys getting together bright and early on Friday mornings to have some fun and grow our businesses. Visitors often tell us they love the positive energy in the group.
The format of the meeting includes open networking for the first 15 minutes, followed by 1 hour, 15 minutes of more structured networking.
Highlights of the 1 hour, 15 minutes include:
-Everyone in the room (members and visitors) gives a 60 second commercial on their business and the types of referrals they are looking for.
-One 10 minute, in depth talk by one of our members about their business.
-We go around the room one by one and give referrals, thank you for closed business, and testimonials (visitors give their impression of the meeting).
-Breakfast and coffee with free refills!
-Please be on time, and plan to stay to the end: 7am-8:30am. Yes it's early, but it's worth it!
-As a visitor, our chapter will pay for your breakfast ($10), so it is free to attend.
-Please bring approximately 25 business cards to give out the group.
-Prepare a 60 second "commercial" about your business and what kind of referrals you are looking for, which you will give in front of the group so that we can get to know you!
If you like what you see:
-We will ask at the end of the meeting whether you may consider joining our chapter. If so, there is a yearly fee as well as quarterly breakfast dues. But those expenses are a drop in the bucket if you make full use of your BNI membership!