What we're about

We are small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to network and create value for our clients.

We meet every Thursday 11:45am to 1pm at Al Porto Restaurant at 321 Water Street, in Vancouver, BC.

Some of us joined an organization called BNI, and our chapter is the BNI Connections.

What is BNI?

BNI is a professional marketing organization specializing in word-of-mouth referrals. BNI’s proprietary business networking strategy, allows one person per business specialty in each chapter. In it’s simplest form, your fellow BNI members carry your business cards. When they meet someone who could use your product or service they pass along your card and share testimonial information about you. It’s like having a team of sales people working to promote your business.

What makes BNI different than Business Networking on Meetup?

Successful business depends on word-of- mouth referrals. BNI’s unique approach offers a cost effective form of referral generation. BNI’s structured system of giving and receiving referrals creates a supportive and trusting environment for developing serious business relationships. The relationships you develop will convert network contacts into referred business. Take the opportunity to substantially increase your business through referrals.

Visit our Chapter NOW! (http://bniconnections.ca)

Upcoming events (4+)

Thursday Business Lunch

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CA$35.00

Come to our next meeting this on Thursday!

BNI Connections is a wise use of your lunchtime. This dynamic business networking lunch in Vancouver BC gives you the chance to promote your business and meet leading industry professionals. Check us out to find out how the power of organized word-of-mouth referral marketing could bring you more clients and grow your business.

What to expect from your first meeting…
We know that attending your first BNI meeting can be exciting! Don’t worry though as the meetings are very structured and our visitor hosts will be on hand to help you.

Arriving at the meeting
You should aim to arrive prior to 11:45. Our friendly visitor hosts will greet you and welcome you to the online meeting and start to introduce you to the other members and visitors for open networking before the formal meeting begins. This is a great opportunity for you to work out who you’d like to do business with.

The meeting begins
The president will introduce the leadership team before moving on to the education slot, followed by the presentation rounds.

10-Second Presentation
This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the chapter and to tell us what you do.
Use this checklist:

• Your name and the name of your business
• What you do
• Who invited you or how you heard about us

Members then get a chance for a longer presentation.

During the networking portion of the meeting, you may be asked for your business cards - make sure you bring loads as members tend to take two or three each.

Report and Ten Minute Presentation
Following the presentation rounds are some reports from the leadership team before moving swiftly on to the 10-minute speaker.

Each week, one of the members makes a 10-minute presentation, when they can go into detail about their work and what sort of referrals they would like from fellow members.

Referrals and Feedback
This takes place during the contribution round, when members pass referrals and testimonials to each other. We don’t expect visitors to pass referrals (but you can if you want to), so instead we ask you to comment on the meeting when it’s your turn.

This could be on anything from the quality of the experience to our warm and friendly welcome, etc!

End
The meeting closes by 1:15 pm, but many members stay behind for more networking.

Thursday Business Lunch

Link visible for attendees

CA$35.00

Come to our next meeting this on Thursday!

BNI Connections is a wise use of your lunchtime. This dynamic business networking lunch in Vancouver BC gives you the chance to promote your business and meet leading industry professionals. Check us out to find out how the power of organized word-of-mouth referral marketing could bring you more clients and grow your business.

What to expect from your first meeting…
We know that attending your first BNI meeting can be exciting! Don’t worry though as the meetings are very structured and our visitor hosts will be on hand to help you.

Arriving at the meeting
You should aim to arrive prior to 11:45. Our friendly visitor hosts will greet you and welcome you to the online meeting and start to introduce you to the other members and visitors for open networking before the formal meeting begins. This is a great opportunity for you to work out who you’d like to do business with.

The meeting begins
The president will introduce the leadership team before moving on to the education slot, followed by the presentation rounds.

10-Second Presentation
This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the chapter and to tell us what you do.
Use this checklist:

• Your name and the name of your business
• What you do
• Who invited you or how you heard about us

Members then get a chance for a longer presentation.

During the networking portion of the meeting, you may be asked for your business cards - make sure you bring loads as members tend to take two or three each.

Report and Ten Minute Presentation
Following the presentation rounds are some reports from the leadership team before moving swiftly on to the 10-minute speaker.

Each week, one of the members makes a 10-minute presentation, when they can go into detail about their work and what sort of referrals they would like from fellow members.

Referrals and Feedback
This takes place during the contribution round, when members pass referrals and testimonials to each other. We don’t expect visitors to pass referrals (but you can if you want to), so instead we ask you to comment on the meeting when it’s your turn.

This could be on anything from the quality of the experience to our warm and friendly welcome, etc!

End
The meeting closes by 1:15 pm, but many members stay behind for more networking.

Thursday Business Lunch

Link visible for attendees

CA$35.00

Come to our next meeting this on Thursday!

BNI Connections is a wise use of your lunchtime. This dynamic business networking lunch in Vancouver BC gives you the chance to promote your business and meet leading industry professionals. Check us out to find out how the power of organized word-of-mouth referral marketing could bring you more clients and grow your business.

What to expect from your first meeting…
We know that attending your first BNI meeting can be exciting! Don’t worry though as the meetings are very structured and our visitor hosts will be on hand to help you.

Arriving at the meeting
You should aim to arrive prior to 11:45. Our friendly visitor hosts will greet you and welcome you to the online meeting and start to introduce you to the other members and visitors for open networking before the formal meeting begins. This is a great opportunity for you to work out who you’d like to do business with.

The meeting begins
The president will introduce the leadership team before moving on to the education slot, followed by the presentation rounds.

10-Second Presentation
This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the chapter and to tell us what you do.
Use this checklist:

• Your name and the name of your business
• What you do
• Who invited you or how you heard about us

Members then get a chance for a longer presentation.

During the networking portion of the meeting, you may be asked for your business cards - make sure you bring loads as members tend to take two or three each.

Report and Ten Minute Presentation
Following the presentation rounds are some reports from the leadership team before moving swiftly on to the 10-minute speaker.

Each week, one of the members makes a 10-minute presentation, when they can go into detail about their work and what sort of referrals they would like from fellow members.

Referrals and Feedback
This takes place during the contribution round, when members pass referrals and testimonials to each other. We don’t expect visitors to pass referrals (but you can if you want to), so instead we ask you to comment on the meeting when it’s your turn.

This could be on anything from the quality of the experience to our warm and friendly welcome, etc!

End
The meeting closes by 1:15 pm, but many members stay behind for more networking.

Thursday Business Lunch

Link visible for attendees

CA$35.00

Come to our next meeting this on Thursday!

BNI Connections is a wise use of your lunchtime. This dynamic business networking lunch in Vancouver BC gives you the chance to promote your business and meet leading industry professionals. Check us out to find out how the power of organized word-of-mouth referral marketing could bring you more clients and grow your business.

What to expect from your first meeting…
We know that attending your first BNI meeting can be exciting! Don’t worry though as the meetings are very structured and our visitor hosts will be on hand to help you.

Arriving at the meeting
You should aim to arrive prior to 11:45. Our friendly visitor hosts will greet you and welcome you to the online meeting and start to introduce you to the other members and visitors for open networking before the formal meeting begins. This is a great opportunity for you to work out who you’d like to do business with.

The meeting begins
The president will introduce the leadership team before moving on to the education slot, followed by the presentation rounds.

10-Second Presentation
This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the chapter and to tell us what you do.
Use this checklist:

• Your name and the name of your business
• What you do
• Who invited you or how you heard about us

Members then get a chance for a longer presentation.

During the networking portion of the meeting, you may be asked for your business cards - make sure you bring loads as members tend to take two or three each.

Report and Ten Minute Presentation
Following the presentation rounds are some reports from the leadership team before moving swiftly on to the 10-minute speaker.

Each week, one of the members makes a 10-minute presentation, when they can go into detail about their work and what sort of referrals they would like from fellow members.

Referrals and Feedback
This takes place during the contribution round, when members pass referrals and testimonials to each other. We don’t expect visitors to pass referrals (but you can if you want to), so instead we ask you to comment on the meeting when it’s your turn.

This could be on anything from the quality of the experience to our warm and friendly welcome, etc!

End
The meeting closes by 1:15 pm, but many members stay behind for more networking.

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