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...”
“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! 

Here are some of our most sought after category openings:

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

Promotional Products
Investor / Investment Banker
Sales coach

All Members

Andrew Lowrie

Home Renovations

Southview Homes Inc. 

General Contractor Specializing in Residential full renovations. Additions, Whole Home Renovations, Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Basements. From concept to completion we are your 1 stop for quality in construction. 

E: andrew[a]
T: (416) 725-9462

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Bryan Gelman

Financial - Insolvency Trustees
Albert Gelman Inc. 

At Albert Gelman Inc. we understand that each individual’s personal and financial situation is unique, so we offer programs and solutions that provide realistic solutions to deal with debt. However, before we present our partners with a solution we consider the family, employment, credit, and long term financial goals so that the solution presented is personalized the best one for each individual situation.

T: 416-504-1650 x115
E: bgelman[a]

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Burgess Curl

Interior & Exterior Home Painting
Deep Water Creek

The Greater Toronto Area Trusted Painter. To Enhance the Value of every client's property while exceeding their expectations every step of the way.

T: 905-508-7285 M: 647-544-7577
E: burgess[a]

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Chris Case

General Insurance
Case Insurance Brokers Inc.

Maximize your Opportunity and Minimize your Risk!

A small business 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.

E: chrisc[a]
T: 416.659.7231

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Claude Boiron

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
E: claude[a]


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Damian Clarke

Part-time CFO/Controller

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

E: damian[a]
T: (647) 888-7872

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Danny Doumish

IT Computer Support

Danny is the co-founder of SET Communications Inc. Providing everything from backups and security to support and maintenance. SET provides full time professional IT services at a fraction of the cost of an in-house IT specialist. GET SET!.

T: 647-849-4410
E: danny[a]


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Darlene Rites

Family Law & Mediation

Ferreira & Bettencourt, LLP

Experienced in the resolution of all family law matters using a variety of approaches including negotiation, litigation and mediation, with a focus on settlement.

T: 416.536.4445 ext. 3
E: darlene[a] 

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David Boldovitch

Life Insurance and Employee Group Benefits

BOLD Financial 

I help business owners, individuals, and families implement sound insurance strategies, minimize risk exposure, and protect against life's unforeseen events. 

T: 416.727.7071
E: david[at]

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David Reine


SBLR LLP is a rapidly evolving mid-sized accounting and tax firm that focuses on delivering top service to the small and medium-size entrepreneurial business owner.

T: 416-646-0550 x 305
E: dreine[a]

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Eleonora Van Orman

Life Coach
The In Between Coach

I help you navigate life transitions with success and ease. I have an entire arsenal of tools to help you do this effectively whether you want to overcome anxiety, reduce stress, stop procrastinating, buffering, over eating over drinking and get on with the life you want.

T: 416-944-9777
E: eleonora[a]

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Erin Billowits

Personal Training
Vintage Fitness

Vintage Fitness energizes the lives of people over 50 with exercise.  Our team of older adult fitness experts come to your home and can build your strength, improve your balance and help you lose weight.

T: 416-951-7978
E: erin[a]

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Evan Cook

Commercial Leasing

Titan York

As a Commercial Real Estate Agent, I specialize representing Tenants for their Lease Renewal or Office Relocation.

T: 416.485.0488 ext 223
E: ecook[a]


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Evonne Finnegan LL.B (Hons)

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
E: evonnef[a]

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Helen Cordeiro

Interior Designer

INTERIOR DESIGN / CORPORATE WORKPLACE Passionate in implementing holistic workplace design
that results in effective human focused solutions with tangible benefits for both employees and stakeholders.


T: 416.953.2779
E: hc[a]

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Howard Lichtman

Virtual Chief Marketing Office
The Lightning Group

The Lightning Group provides two primary services: "Paths to New Revenue" strategies and "Virtual Chief Marketing Officer" services. 

T: 416-227-2324
E: howard[a]

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Jana Tsang

Wills & Estates Law

Tsang Law 

Tsang Law offers compassionate legal services to individuals and families, helping them prepare/update their wills and powers of attorney. 

E: jana[at]
T: 416-645-7448

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Jarrod Stewart

Building Supplies
Silverthorn Supply

Silverthorn Construction Supply is a wholesaler of building and finishing materials in the construction industry that services contractors, designers, architects, project managers, and  small to medium sized developers

E: jarrod[a]
P: +1 647-830-3540

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Jeanette Bicknell

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
E: jeanette[at]

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Jeffrey J. McKay LL.B.

Investment Advisor 
Manulife Securities Incorporated 

Wealth management with tax efficient solutions.
Your trusted financial and investment advocate.  
T: 416-628-5770 ext. 3911
E: jeff.mckay[at]
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Jessica Heald

Graphic Design
Dig it Design

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

T: 416.238.0985
E: jessica[a]

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John Figol

Small Business Lawyer
Ross Rumbell Professional Corporation

His practice focuses on business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, venture capital and commercial lending, as well general corporate and commercial law.

T: 647-836-9504
E: john[a]

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John Herczegh

John Herczegh, Construction Management

PIB International Ltd.

P.I.B. International Ltd. provides Construction Management, Project Management and General Contracting services to clients in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sectors. 

T: 647-293-8160
E: john[a]

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Kathleen O’Brien

Professional Organizer (Business/Corporate)

How It Stacks Up

We untangle messy, disorganized workspaces to increase productivity, reduce stress, and give executives, entrepreneurs and employees a more peaceful environment.

T: 647-710-1134

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Kim Chernecki

Entrepreneur Business Coach
Freedom Street Inc

I work with small business owners to build 6-7 figure businesses through landing corporate contracts.

T: 416.276.6875

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Kola Ifabumuyi

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]

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Laura Ranieri

Copy Writer
CopyBard Communications Services

Smart, fast, on-target: CopyBard delivers topnotch copywriting and communications consulting. 

t: 416.738.2679
e: laura[a]

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Lawrence Malek

Residential and Commercial Architect
SGM Architects

Our firm specializes in architectural consultancy services for homes, medium to high density residential projects, commercial offices, health care, retail and industrial developments. We can do interior design and collaborate with interior designers, engineers and other consultants in the construction industry. 

We work with homeowners, property owners, developers, realtors, project managers, construction managers and contractors. 

Pl: 416-277-8124

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Lea Vares Greenwood

Executive Direct or
U for Change

BNI Business Connections One official charity. 

c: 647-283-4763
e: lea[a]

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Lisa Simkins, RHI

Registered Home & Mold Inspector
Superior Home Inspectors

Registered Home & Mold Inspector 

Superior Home Inspectors

Toronto and GTA

T: 647-287-1962 
E: lsimkins[at]

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Marc Di Nardo


Motion Fit Rehab & Wellness

I help people feel better, move better and perform better through the use of muscle release therapy, acupuncture, joint manipulation and rehabilitative exercises.

T: (416) 483-2555
E: drmarcdinardo[a]

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Mario Gutierrez

Real Estate Investor
Fast GTA House Buyer

Real Estate investor specializing in private and off-market deals. Streamlining and simplifying the home-selling process.

T: (647) 477-0683
E: mario[a]

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Nirma Jesuthasan

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
E: nirma.jesuthasan[a]

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Nyima Gyalmo

Social Sherpa

Strategic Digital Marketer: We connect brands with their audience on Social Media and build effective Online Advertising campaigns.

T: 647.551.1561

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Peter Straszynski

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
E: pstraszynski[a]

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Sanjana Kapur Bansal

Licensed Energy Consultant

Dream Energy Solutions

Your Power. Your Choice.

Dream Energy helps businesses in Ontario, save money on electricity bills by procuring the lowest supply price plan. We help business owners make better energy decisions and pocket savings.

E: skb[a]

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Shaun Pingitore


Bluedot Tech

My team & I make sure that your website is something you never have to worry about. Every website we build is carefully structured around your business’ goals.

T: 416.275.0146

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Shirley Zerfas, BFA

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
E: shirley[a]

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Tracey Bissett

Financial Coach

Bissett Financial Fitness Inc.

As Chief Financial Fitness Trainer, I educate and empower entrepreneurs to take control of and live their financial lives with confidence. I help entrepreneurs make sense of the numbers, use them to plan for and grow their businesses so they can focus on what they do best. 
E: tracey[a]
T: 416.710.0110
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Violet Mo


ProMax Bookkeeping Services

ProMax Bookkeeping - your trustworthy bookkeeper who professionally help maximize your bookkeeping efficiency.

T: 416-843-0238
E: violet.promax[at]

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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!

February 6

David Reine - Accounting | SBLR LLP

Do accountants lack imagination? Certainly not SBLR accountants, who create new and smart ways to minimize taxes for their clients through their deep understanding of the complex tax rules.
Join David Reine to learn how he has helped small businesses, for over 11 years, to minimize taxes and recognize their growth potential.

Darlene Rites - Family Law & Mediation | Ferreira & Bettencourt, LLP

February 13

Visitor Day – Marketing Team

February 20

Lisa Simkins - Registered Home & Mold Inspector | Superior Home Inspectors

Evonne Finnegan - Barrister & Solicitor (Real Estate) | Schwarz Law LLP

February 27

David Boldovitch - Life Insurance and Employee Group Benefits | BOLD Financial

Mario Gutierrez - Real Estate Investor | Fast GTA House Buyer

March 5

Kola Ifabumuyi - Mortgage Planner | Mortgage Architects
Andrew Lowry

March 12

Erin Billowits - Personal Training | Vintage Fitness

March 19

Lawrence/John H

March 26

Chris Case - General Insurance | Case Insurance Brokers Inc.

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