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:
 

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“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
PR
Sales coach
Bookkeeper

Our Members

Akhil Sivanandan

Marketing Analytics
Pharos Analytics

Pharos Analytics offers an array of analytical solutions from consulting and analytics project execution to analytical program maintenance and training.

W: www.pharosanalyticslab.com
E: akhil[a]pharosanalyticslab.com
P: +1 647-704-4650

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Antony Bennett

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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Cameron Hillmer

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 Case

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 Ellefson

Mobile smartphone applications
Ollon

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

T: 416-567-0301
W: www.ollon.ca
E: chris.ellefson[a]ollon.ca

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Chris Graham

Business Storytelling
TellPeople

TellPeople provides training in communication and storytelling to lawyers and other professionals. 

www.tellpeople.ca
T: 647-971-6962
E: chris[a]tellpeople.ca

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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
W: www.boirongroup.ca
E: claude[a]rementor.ca

 

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Damian Clarke

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 Walker

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)

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 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
W: www.lightning-group.com
E: howard[a]lightning-group.com

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Janine Harris

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 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
W: www.pdrc.ca
E: jeanette.bicknell[a]pdrc.ca

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

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John Bascom

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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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
W: www.rossrumbell.com/professional-services
E: john[a]rossrumbell.com

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Karen Mrkonjic

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 Pivnick

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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Karima Khan

Project & Construction Management
Equinox Development

Equinox Development Inc. is a leading edge real estate, development, project and construction management company. Equinox’s team consists of professionals dedicated to providing the best possible quality service to their clients, long after the project has been completed.

“You Dream It We Build It”

T: 416-866-8966 x221
W: equinoxdevelopment.ca 
E: kkhan[a]equidev.ca

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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]mymortgageplanner.ca
http://kolamortgage.com

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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: copybard[a]sympatico.ca
w: www.copybard.com

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Lee Anderson

Currency exchange
Mercantile Exchange

is a leading FX brokerage with over 25 years’ experience helping our corporate clients to buy and sell currencies and too make international payments.

At Mercantile, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional personal service and bank beating rates, whilst keeping financial jargon to a minimum!

www.MercFX.com
Lee.Anderson[a]mercfx.com

(416) 368-3680

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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 
W: www.superiorhomeinspectors.ca
E: lsimkins[at]superiorhomeinspectors.ca

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Mo Dezyanian

Digital advertising consultant
Empathy Inc.

An independent digital marketing agency providing agile marketing solutions. We help our clients hack digital media.Areas of focus:  PPC strategy and management, Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter, digital measurement, Google analytics.

T: 416-625-2797
W: www.empathyinc.ca
E: mo[a]empathyinc.ca

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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
W:engineva.com
E: nirma.jesuthasan[a]engineva.com

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Paul Chato

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 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
W: www.torkinmanes.com
E: pstraszynski[a]torkinmanes.com

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Rona Birenbaum

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, 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
W: oneimaginginc.com
E: shirley[a]oneimaginginc.com

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Steven Petroff

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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Calendar

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!

March 15    
Lee Anderson

Currency exchange | Mercantile Exchange
March 22    
Nirma Jesuthasan
R&D Grants and Tax Credits | ENGINEVA
March 29    
Closed Meeting

April 5    
Imaging & Printing Services | One Imaging Inc.

April 12    
Janine Harris
Video Production | Keyring Media

April 19    
Jessica Heald
Graphic Design | Dig it Design

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