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BNI Business Connections One
Generates more business before 9am
Than most people see all week

Join us this Thursday at 7am and find out more

Come visit Toronto’s best B2B BNI!

We meet every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 am at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, 44 Price Street, just off Yonge, between the Summerhill and Rosedale subway stations.

Our aim is to help each other find new, high-quality clients. This year we exceeded our goal of referring $1.5 million in business to each other. 

Here’s what visitors say about our meetings:

I really like the structured agenda...
There’s a wonderful spirit of fun at these meetings...
The money you generate for members is impressive...
I can see you really care about one other...
Very professional group...

Referral marketing is powerful and proven

There is no more effective way to grow your business than word-of-mouth. Our BNI Business Connections One chapter helps you harnesses the power of word of mouth marketing.

See how our network and energy can help you grow your business.

Come visit one of our weekly meetings.

Entrepreneurs? Clients? Executives?

You never know who you'll meet at Business Connections One. That’s because we attract some of Toronto’s top professionals.

But we can tell you this: You'll laugh. You'll learn. And you'll be inspired to get out there and make a difference in your company — and your community.

WHO: Dynamic, diverse professionals
WHAT: The Business Connections One chapter of BNI
WHEN: Every Thursday at 7:00 am
WHERE: Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, 44 Price Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 1Z1. East off Yonge Street, between Rosedale and Summerhill subway stations. Last building on the left at the end of the street, follow signs to entrance. Meter parking in the area. Five minute walk from Summerhill subway station.
WHY: To learn, have fun and build business

We want you! 

We have openings for the following categories:

Event Planner
Business/Strategy consultant
Private Banker
Concierge Services
Litigation Lawyer

 

Executive Search Consultant
Promotional Products
Social Media Strategist
Investor / Investment Banker
 


 

Our Members

Antony Bennettzoom

Cost reduction specialists

Price Controllers

Price Controllers is a specialized cost reduction company that helps mid-size businesses save on their indirect expenses.

T: 905-530-2333
W: www.pricecontrollers.com
E: abennett[a]pricecontrollers.com

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Bruce Harrottzoom

Sales Coach

Bruce Harrott & Associates

Bruce helps business people find clarity and confidence in their sales activities. 

t: 416.564.6346
e: bruce[a]bruceharrott.com

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Cameron Hillmerzoom

Hosted VoIP (PBX) Telecommunications Service and Systems

Calltel

Calltel provides feature rich Enterprise telecommunications service from its Hosted VoIP platform to SMBs throughout the GTA and Golden Horseshoe.

T: 647.478.0336
W: www.calltel.ca
E: cameron[a]calltel.ca

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Chris Casezoom

General Insurance

Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Maximize your Opportunity and Minimize your Risk!

A Commercial Insurance Broker with excellent access to Property and Casualty Markets. New Media/Technology/Entertainment, Errors & Omissions and Trade Credit / Accounts Receivable Insurance are specialty areas.

T: (905) 525-7259  (800) 661-1518 
W: www.danlawrie.com
E: ccase[a]danlawrie.com

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Chris Ellefsonzoom

Mobile smartphone applications

Ellefson Technology

Ellefson Technology is a boutique software development company specializing in development of mobile applications, and custom software.

T: 416-567-0301
W: www.ellefsontech.com
E: chris.ellefson[a]ellefsontech.com

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Claude Boironzoom

Real Estate Brokerage

Royal LePage Terrequity Realty

Residential and Commercial Real Estate brokerage services (leasing & sales).
"An educated approach to Real Estate"

T: 416-993-8199
W: www.boirongroup.ca
E: claude[a]rementor.ca

 

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Damian Clarkezoom

Part-time CFO/Controller

GreySuits®

GreySuits team of senior-level finance and accounting professionals offer CFO or Controller services on a part-time, interim or project basis.

www.greysuits.ca
damian[a]greysuits.ca
647-494-9578 ext. 101

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Eric Walkerzoom

Chartered Accountant

CW Group

Eric is a chartered accountant and chartered business valuator with CW Group.

T: (416) 313-2980
W: www.cwcagroup.com
E: ewalker[a]cwcagroup.com

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Evonne Finnegan LL.B (Hons)zoom

Barrister & Solicitor (Real Estate)

Schwarz Law LLP

Evonne is admitted to practice law in the jurisdictions of Ontario, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Evonne has extensive experience in the areas of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law and Estate Planning Law.

T: 416 486 2040 Ext 225
W: www.schwarzlaw.ca
E: evonnef[a]schwarzlaw.ca

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Howard Lichtmanzoom

Virtual Chief Marketing Office

The Lightning Group

The Lightning Group designs new revenue-optimization and “go-to-market” strategies and implements them with the clients' in-house staff or through its extensive resource network.  The Lightning Group offers Virtual Chief Marketing Officer services by assisting CMOs with new opportunities or by providing a fresh perspective on current marketing practices.

T: 416-227-2324
W: www.lightning-group.com
E: howard[a]lightning-group.com

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Janine Harriszoom

Video Production

Keyring Media

Producing creative video and audio content to help
companies engage their customers beyond the
written word.
T: 416-707-1858
W: keyringmedia.com
E: Janine@keyringmedia.com

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Jeanette Bicknellzoom

Chartered Mediator

I help leaders manager conflict to create flourishing organizations, and I help lawyers and their clients resolve disputes before they go to court.

T: 416-654-6248
W: www.pdrc.ca
E: jeanette.bicknell[a]pdrc.ca

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Jessica Healdzoom

Graphic Design

Dig it Design

Stand out from the rest with smart eye-catching design. 

T: 416.238.0985
W: www.digitdesign.ca
E: jessica[a]digitdesign.com

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Jocelyn Butlerzoom

Marketing

Orchestra Marketing

Orchestra Marketing is a marketing strategy and digital marketing agency that assists in building business opportunities.

T: 647.502.5067
W: orchestramarketing.ca
E: jocelyn[a]orchestramarketing.ca

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John Bascomzoom

Group Life & Health Insurance

J.P. Bascom Insurance

Get the employee benefit package you need to attract and keep the best employees. At the best prices. With the best service.
T: 416-963-4400
W: jpbascominsurance.com
E: john@jpbascominsurance.com

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Karen Mrkonjiczoom

Virtual assistant

ProTem Executive Assistance

ProTem Executive Assistance provides professional, confidential and knowledgeable administrative support to clients who prefer to outsource their administration and focus on high value activities.

T: 877-463-9445
E: karen[a]protem-exec.ca
W: www.protem-exec.ca

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Karen Pivnickzoom

Professional Organizing

Topcat

We make positive change and transformation in our clients lives with care and personalized service. Home & office organizing, de-cluttering, downsizing, moving assistance, room makeovers, home staging and estate clearance.

T: 416.918.3435
E: karen[a]topcatrts.com
W: www.topcatrts.com

 

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Kola Ifabumuyizoom

Mortgage Planner

Mortgage Architects

“Take the guess work out of your mortgage process and let me design the optimal mortgage option for your unique needs”

P 416-236-9300 x 26 F 416-236-1530
Toll Free 877-410-3298
E Kola[a]mymortgageplanner.ca
http://kolamortgage.com

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Michael Marmurzoom

Corporate Photography

Pinpoint National Photography

Corporate event photography and business
headshots by our local photographers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa,
Quebec City, Halifax, Moncton, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon,
Winnipeg as well as most smaller cities in Canada. No travel costs.

P: 416-221-3773 ext. 2
T: 1-877-245-3859 ext. 2
W: PinpointNationalPhotography
E: michael (at) pinpointnationalphotography.com

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Mo Dezyanianzoom

Digital advertising consultant

MD Digital

MD Digital is a digital advertising consultancy that helps agencies, brands and mid-sized businesses elevate their digital presence. We build pay per click solutions that meet and exceed business objectives with a client-first approach.

Areas of focus:  PPC strategy and management, Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter, digital measurement, Google analytics.

T: 416-625-2797
W: mddigitalconsulting.com
E: mo[a]mddigitalconsulting.com

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Nirma Jesuthasanzoom

SR&ED Consulting

ENGINEVA Research Solutions

Seasoned engineers and researchers working with small/medium-sized businesses to offset research and product development costs through strategic funding programs, including the Scientific Research &  Experimental Development (SR&ED) program.

 

T: 1.888.240.7562 x 221
W:engineva.com
E: nirma.jesuthasan[a]engineva.com

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Paul Chatozoom

Web Design/Development

Your Web Department

Take control over your website. Start treating your website as if it were an employee and manage its performance expectations.
Your Web Department™, There when you need us.
T: 416-361-6161
W: yourwebdepartment.com
E: paul[a]yourwebdepartment.com

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Peter Straszynskizoom

Labour & Employment Law

Torkin Manes

Assisting employers with all of their employment law issues, from the hiring to the post-termination stages of employment, in both the union and non-union settings.

T: 416-777-5447
W: www.torkinmanes.com
E: pstraszynski[a]torkinmanes.com

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Rona Birenbaumzoom

Financial Planning

Caring for Clients

Holistic financial planning, encompassing:
investments, retirement and estates, risk
management, cash flow management, tax planning
& corporate services
T: 416-363-8500 x135
W: caringforclients.com
E: rona@caringforclients.com

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Shirley Zerfas, BFAzoom

Imaging & Printing Services

One Imaging Inc.

Full service imaging & print technology provider.
“One Stop shopping for all your print & imaging needs.”
T: 416 804 8642
W: oneimaginginc.com
E: shirley[a]oneimaginginc.com

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Steven Petroffzoom

Executive Recruiting

IQ Partners

IQ PARTNERS helps intelligent companies hire better, hire less & retain more. Our services include Executive Search & Recruitment, Qualification & Assessment, Employee Retention, Career Management and Contract HR Services.

Steven supports a large network of candidates as a LinkedIn Profile Expert and Career Coach.  He helps organizations find great people.  He helps people find their path.

W: www.iqpartners.com 
c: (416) 599-4700 x259
e: petroff[a]iqpartners.com

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Valeri Hall Littlezoom

Productivity Ninja

intandem productivity 

Business Efficiency Designer

I help service-based small businesses operate more efficiently and their teams to work more productively.


T: 647.965.7242
W: www.intandem.ca 
E: valeri[a]intandem.ca

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Upcoming Speakers

Each week one of our members gives a 10-minute presentation on their area of expertise.  If a topic interests you, contact us to be our guest!


June 15

Rona Birenbaum
Financial Planning


June 22

Antony Bennett
Cost reduction specialists


June 29

Chris Case
General Insurance


July 6

Valeri Hall Little
Business Efficiency Designer


July 13

Shirley Zerfas
Imaging & Printing Services


July 20

Claude Boiron
Real Estate Brokerage


July 27

Eric Walker
Chartered Accountant