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

Our Members

PhysioSphere Ltd.

Alicia Hagedorn is a Registered Orthopaedic Physiotherapist holding the FCAMPT designation.  FCAMPT physiotherapists undergo extensive training following graduation from their entry-level physiotherapy programs in the area of orthopaedics.


T: 416-423-1862
E: alicia[a]

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Alison Cheung

Registered Acupuncturist
Radiant Acupuncture

Alison Cheung, DAc, DTCM, RAc, OCT, is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner. She owns Radiant Acupuncture, a boutique clinic that offers health services for internal disorders (ie: digestive issues, chronic fatigue, depression), and cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation.

T: 647 887 4178
E: info[a]


572 Bloor St. W (@Bathurst), Suite 201

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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
E: abennett[a]

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Cameron Hillmer

Hosted VoIP (PBX) Telecommunications Service and Systems

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

T: 647.478.0336
E: cameron[a]

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Chantelle Quow

Business Plans and Strategy
CQ Business Coach

CQ Business Coach helps small and Medium sized businesses with Business Plans and Strategy. 

c: 647-858-2195
e: info[at]

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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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Chris Ellefson

Mobile smartphone applications

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

T: 416-567-0301
E: chris.ellefson[a]

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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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Dan Snow

Social Media
SNOW Digital & Social

Designing smart, effective, beautiful social media campaigns that drive measurable results.

T: 647.268.7766
E: snow[at]


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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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Eric Walker

Chartered Accountant
CW Group

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

T: (416) 313-2980
E: ewalker[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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Graham Downie

Complete Signs & Graphics

Complete Signs & Graphics, a custom sign company, helping businesses get noticed by delivering design to sign installation.

T: 416-690-7448
E: graham[a]

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Hina Khan

Success Coach

Hina Khan is a Business Success Coach and a Registered Psychotherapist who has over a decade of experience in the mind,  human behaviour and human potential. .

T: 647-236-4136

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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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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

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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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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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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
E: kkhan[a]

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Katie Hooker

Financial Planning
RBC Dominion Securities

As an Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, Katie matches your goals and objectives to a sound investment strategy. Helping you build a tax-efficient wealth management plan is a major component of her approach.

T:  416-842-2390
E: katie.hooker[a]

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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: copybard[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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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


Health in Davisville

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

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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
E: mo[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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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
E: paul[a]

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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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Rob MacKenzie

Commercial Banking

Royal Bank of Canada

I provide lending, investing, and cash management solutions to help businesses overcome challenges and achieve their goals

T: 416 931 0189
E: rob.mackenzie[at]

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Scott Rosen

Legal Litigation
Rosen Fromstein LLP

Legal counsel for all types of contract and business/property disputes. Effective and efficient litigation and ADR counsel since 1994. 

T: (416) 867-9500 fax (416) 867-9091
E: scott[a]

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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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Suzanne Merrett

Corporate and Marketing Photography

Amara Studios

We create photographic images that strengthen our clients’ brand message...IMAGEMAKERS, COLLABORATORS, STORYTELLERS, WE MAKE PEOPLE SMILE  

p: 416 686-6595
e: info[at]
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Todd Grierson

Business Coach
Grierson Consulting Inc.

A business development and manufacturing leader, Todd has created a consulting toolkit for companies to strategically reach their market potential

Using proven methods, I help small to medium sized businesses examine the way they operate.  By identifying problematic areas, I can create efficient solutions that increase profitability and streamline company performance to bring together a common vision.

T: 416-624-4864
E: todd[a]

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Valeri Hall Little

The Business Architect
Built To SOAR™ 

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

T: 647.965.7242
E: valeri[a]

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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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Zahra Taseer

Family Law

Kith and Kin LLP 

Our settlement-focused approach to family law – using alternate dispute resolution  – helps our clients reach creative solutions in a peaceful and cost effective manner.

T: 416.800.7577 x 33
E: zahra[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!


Feb 21

Claude Boiron | Real Estate

Title: What would you ask someone who knows everything about Real Estate?

Description: A rapid-fire, unscripted, Q&A with a top Real Estate Broker, investor, and educator.

Great Guests are: Financial Advisors. Also, anyone who owns a property, would like to own a property, invests in Real Estate, or is involved with Real Estate professionally, like a mortgage agent, Real Estate lawyer, appraiser, inspector, environmental engineer, contractor, etc.


Karima Khan | Equinox Development

Equinox Development Inc. – The Client’s Choice for a reputable and qualified builder for Residential, Commercial & Industrial projects

Does your builder have the resources and credentials to complete your project on time and on budget???


Great Guests are:

Anyone who is moving, renovating, building, leasing, buying or selling. Residential or Commercial clients

Feb 28

John and Peter

Mar 7

Paul Chato | Your Web Department

Your Web Department has been building websites since 1999. Today we announce a new chapter in our business as we move to a cloud-based, multi-site service based on WordPress that's good enough to put our Your Web Department name on it. Multi-site might not mean much to you but for us it is the key to offering great support for our more than 700 clients. Learn what this all means and why it's the best solution for small business owners, during Paul's presentation. 

Mo Dezyanian | Empathy Inc.

So you want people to find your business in 2019?  

You're going to need a website that's Google ready and up-to-date. You're also going to need a way for people to find that website. Paul and Mo and are going to arm you with everything you need to generate business from your websites. 

Mar 14

Kola and

Lisa Simkins | Superior Home Inspectors

Learn what surprises Superior Home Inspectors uncover with an infra red camera  during a home purchase  conditional offer period,  and what condo buyers need to know.  

Mar 21

Hina and Todd |

Mar 28

David and TBC

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