Manhattan BNI Chapter 42


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About Our Chapter

Welcome to BNI 42 - We Mean Business!

Joining BNI 42 won't bring you less business...
only more!

Membership in BNI will boost your business:
  • We're part of the largest business networking organization in the world.
  • Only one representative from a business classification can join a chapter. Once you've joined your competitors can’t.
  • Every applicant for membership is evaluated for professional competence, integrity and reliability.
October 22, 2015  
BNI42 will host a cocktail party with BNI chapter 30 at the Empire Hotel rooftop bar, located at 44 W. 63rd Street, NY, NY (between Broadway and Columbus Ave) at 6:00 p.m.  Please invite visitors so they can meet our chapter and see the power of positive word of mouth marketing.

Speaker Schedule

October 8th
Leslie Tilles, Klein Law Group

October 15th
To be announced

October 22nd
No speaker - Cocktail party will be held at the Empire Hotel rooftop bar, 44 West 63rd Street, at 6:00 p.m.

October 29th
To be announced

Speakers: Bring your BNI Member Bio and Door Prize on the day of your presentation. Door Prize value should be between $15 and $20.

New Members: Register for the MSP (Member Success Program) on the Manhattan BNI Event Calendar to be added to the Speaker rotation.

Weekly Meetings

BNI Chapter 42 meets Thursdays 6:00pm (sharp!) to 7:30pm.

Arrive early to network starting at 5:45pm,
the formal meeting begins at 6:00pm.

Roger Smith Hotel, Mezzanine Level
501 Lexington Avenue
(Between 47th and 48th Streets)

To attend our next meeting, click this link:

Guests are welcome and should bring at least 35 business cards to pass around. There is a $10 fee for guests.

Desired Member Categories

Legal: Real Estate | Intellectual Property
Immigration | Landlord-Tenant

Business: Branding | Business Coach
Business Strategist | Bookkeeper | Business Banker 
Credit Card Processing

Events: Event Planner | Photographer | Videographer
Travel Agent | Florist

Health & Wellness: Acupuncturist
Personal Trainer | Nutritionist
Massage Therapist | Dermatologist

Real Estate: Interior Designer | Inspector
Home Staging | Cleaning Services 
Moving & Storage | Residential Rentals

Technology: Graphic Design | Web Development
IT Support | Search Engine Optimization
Telecom Services | Business/Home Security

If you provide one of these services, or others, we have room in our chapter for YOU! Please contact the Leadership Team and visit our next meeting!

Why Join?

Successful businesses depend on personal referrals. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best and most cost-effective advertising there is. BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. It does so by providing an environment in which you will develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this "formal" relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

  • Increased exposure to many other people and businesses.
  • Substantially increased business through networked referrals and recognition by one's peers.
  • Tools to network more effectively, including an orientation DVD giving the "Formula for Success" in BNI, a, badge, a vinyl card holder to carry members' business cards, referral slips, marketing materials for your chapter and much, much more.
  • Participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year.
  • Quarterly newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business.
  • Participation in business tradeshows (where you'll have an opportunity to market your chapter and your business).
  • Free periodic workshops on networking.
  • And much, much more!!!

The World's Largest Referral Organization BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. As a member of Chapter 41 you will become part of a real community of entrepreneurs and enjoy its benefits. As a vital member of a BNI Chapter you will bond with many other professionals seeking the same kind of "Word of Mouth" referrals as you. Since 1985 BNI has used a simple but elegant philosophy that exemplifies membership, "Givers Gain" (what goes around comes around). This elemental approach to prospecting for clients through relationship-building has seen BNI grow to well over 125,000 members in more than 40 countries around the world. In Manhattan, we currently have over 1200 members in more than 50 Chapters.


"One-to-Ones" are meetings with other chapter members outside of the regular morning meetings. One-to-Ones are an opportunity to get to know other members and the services they offer, and are particularly helpful for new members. For all members they're a great way to increase credibility, and in turn, increase the number of qualified referrals.

Chapter 42
16 Members

Adam Grynberg
Channabel Latham-Morris
Chesky Klein
David Zwerin
David F. Grubb
Elisha Wiesel
Gary Schwartz
Gary Ireland
Jay Heller
Jessica Wong
Jorge Salva
Leslie Tilles
Michael Lulkin
Roy Abraham
Stephen P. Long
Vincent De Vita

Chapter 42 Goal
$ 750,000

Our Current Total
$ 433,611

BNI - Changing the way the world does business.

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