FAQs

 

Where and when does your chapter meet?

Our chapter meets every Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club in Mississauga.

What’s the visitor fee? What does it include?

The visitor fee is $30.00 CDN, which includes lunch.

What happens at your weekly networking meetings?

Our weekly networking meetings follow a simple and consistent schedule. There is an opportunity for your to network both before and after the meeting. During the meeting, each member and visitor provides a 45-second infomercial. There is also a 10-minute presentation by one member so that you can find out more about their business.

Here’s the complete agenda:

  • 15 minutes social networking
  • 45 second infomercials by each member
  • Visitor Introduction
  • Membership Committee and Vice-President Reports
  • 10 minute presentation by one member
  • Referrals, testimonials and visitor impressions exchange

Can I hire one of your industry experts directly?

Yes, you can definitely hire any one of our industry experts to help with your business challenges. All our members are highly professional, at the top of their field and bring a wealth of knowledge to their clients.

What are your annual membership fees?

If you are interested in joining our chapter, please speak to someone on the Membership Committee for full details, including fees. Due to privacy policies, we are unable to publish this information on your website.

I’d like to join your meeting as a visitor, what should I do?

If you’d like to visit our chapter, please complete the Contact Us form and a member will contact you directly.

What is BNI?

Business Networking International (BNI) is a professional marketing organization specializing in word-of-mouth referrals. The BNI strategy relies on a business networking strategy that generates business referrals within many diverse networks. BNI relies on structured business groups wherein each member carries the other’s business cards. When a “prospect” is met, the business card and testimonial information is shared and a referral is most often created. 

Successful business depends on word-of-mouth referrals. This well-tested program has more than two decades of experience and is international in scope. BNI’s structured system of giving and receiving referrals creates a supportive and trusting environment for developing serious business relationships where network contacts are transformed into referred business. 

There are more than 285 chapters across Canada – located in most major communities. Take the opportunity to substantially increase your business through referrals. 

How is your chapter different than other BNI chapters?

Our chapter focuses on Business-to-Business (B2B) referrals. Our members work with companies across a variety of industries in the Greater Toronto Area and Southwestern Ontario.

What industries are currently not represented by members?

Currently we are looking for members who represent the following industries:

    • Event Planning
    • Leasing
    • Commercial Banking
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Non-commercial Law
    • App Development
    • Office Management
    • Professional Recruiting
    • Wills and Succession Planning Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Banking
    • Commercial Property Manager
    • Commercial Interior Designer/Builder
    • Office Supplies
    • Cabling Services
    • Logistics
    • Sales Recruiting
    • Executive Recruiting
    • Virtual Assistant
    • Commercial Real Estate Financing
    • Executive and Product Photography

What industries do your current members represent?

Click here to view our list of industry experts.

Do you have a calendar of member presentations?

Each week a different member does a 10-minute presentation about their business. Click here to view our Presenter Calendar.

How do I qualify to become a member of your B2B networking chapter?

To qualify for membership:

  • Business-to-Business focused company (80-100% of accounts are B2B)
  • Clients with revenues greater than 5M
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience or in a related field
  • 2 Years with current company
  • Strong business referen­ces from: Clients, referral partners, and/or suppliers
  • A minimum of 1 additional network
    (Association, Chamber, Board of Trade, Community/Club)
  • The ability to both give referrals to members and receive referrals from members

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