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Vice President of BNI Chapter

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Happy New Year!  I’m severely delayed in announcing this but for the last year I have been serving as the Vice-President of my Business Networking International (BNI) Chapter in Manhattan.  I’m in BNI Chapter 29. From time-to-time, I get questions from lawyers on how to build their law practice.  I highly recommend joining a BNI chapter near you (if one exists) no matter your practice area.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, BNI is a referral and networking organization that only allows one person per profession.  To illustrate, I’m the “Food, Farm and Family” lawyer in my chapter.  We also have a real estate lawyer, immigration lawyer, personal injury lawyer, etc.  What is great about BNI is that it also has nonlawyer professions; thus, we have an accountant, real estate broker, website designer, professional mover, etc.  The philosophy of BNI is “Givers Gain.”

Why am I sharing this with you?

  1. For my lawyer readers who are wanting to grow their private practice, this is what has worked for me.
  2. For my food entrepreneur clients, please don’t forget about the power of BNI and networking to help you grow your business.  Perhaps it can be a New Year’s resolution!
  3. Selfishly, I want to recruit for my BNI chapter. We currently need a bankruptcy lawyer, workman’s compensation lawyer, chiropractor, and business coach (among other professions).

For those of you who are interested in learning more about BNI: here are some great books by Dr. Ivan Misner and I’m a regular listener to BNI Podcasts,

Disclaimer:
"This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. It is recommended that you speak to an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction before relying on the information in this blog."

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