Why I BNI? We asked our chapter members to answer the question:
Here are some of the answers from our BNI Enterprise chapter, in Rockland County NY.
“Aside from the referrals I give or get, I like the relationships that develop over time and as a result you meet on social occasions as well.”
Carpets Plus Color Tile of New York
“The Quality You WANT At The Price You NEED”
“I talked to a BNI Enterprise member Tony Verzi, and he told me that it was a good way to meet people and get a whole lot of work, even when the season is not good. So honestly I took his advice. I joined even when I really didn’t have a lot of cash on me. And so far it has panned out pretty good! I had some fears about speaking in public, but now I feel more relaxed more comfortable. It’s been great being there.”
Smooth Touch II Painting & Powerwashing INC.
19 State Street
Haverstraw, New York
“When I started in real estate 17 years ago, I visited a BNI chapter to see if I would like it as a jump start to my business. Shortly after when I decided to join that group, the slot for a realtor had already been filled. Disappointed I contacted Director Bob Russo and he helped me start another group, The Enterprise. Sixteen years later and lots of business referrals traded between us, we are the biggest chapter in our area. I enjoy being connected to 40+amazing and dedicated professionals who make me look better at my job providing exceptional service to my clients. Thanks BNI!”
Michelle B. Zweig, MBA
NYS Licensed RE Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
268 S. Main St., New City, NY
“Zweig the last name in Rockland real estate”
Phone: 845-634-4202 X 2116 office
“I do BNI because my business cannot continue to grow and receive quality referrals unless I am constantly thinking of new avenues to create business and of new ways to market to new customers. “Opening the doors” and waiting for customers to come in….will never happen. I prefer to take an active role in seeking and asking for new customers through word of mouth referrals.”
The Jewelry Gallery
32 South Liberty Drive
Patriot Square Shopping Center
Route 9W, Stony Point, NY 10980
“I started in BNI over 20 years ago when a vendor asked me “could you use more business or do you have enough?” Then, I met many people, who have become dear friends over the years.”
Betty Sagatelian Ortiz, President
REALTY TITLE AGENCY
2 William Street – suite 304
White Plains, NY. 10601
“BNI makes great sense for my business, much of my business comes from referrals from past customers and number of referral partners, Staying in touch with them is key to keep my name and contact information fresh in their minds.
With BNI my customers know they can call me for all kinds of great professionals and all types of business categories. So they give my name to all of their friends and family anytime they need goods or services. It’s a win-win, I get to help others grow their business and my customer always think of me first when it comes time to utilize my services.”
Sales Manager / Loan Officer
HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc.
Formerly Real Estate Mortgage Network
53B South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
“I BNI because there is no better way to get your message out to the world while helping others get their messages out as well.
My business depends on people seeing results and when you’re in a room full of those people, they become your advocates and truly support your mission. Why I Love BNI- is because it holds me accountable to everyone in the room as well as myself. Our chapter is like a big family.
I started in BNI back in 2004-2008 in Manhattan – it was ok, but not the same as our chapter. I met Nadine through a mutual friend and the rest was history. I really love the Enterprise chapter. It is a lot of fun and most of all it has helped me grow as a person as well as my practice.”
Dr. Ron Nathanson
Rockland Bergen Braincore Wellness Center
Phone: (917) 400-7546
200 E Eckerson Rd
Spring Valley, New York
“I joined BNI® Enterprise after my first visit. The group was welcoming and friendly, and in a few short weeks I started generating more business than I could have imagined. I’m getting referrals from Enterprise members as well as outside referrals. My business has grown exponentially! I’m proud to be part of a group of professional, trustworthy business owners that I can confidently refer to my friends.”
Nadine Moroch Reicher
South Mountain Studio, LLC