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

Peter Straszynski

Peter Straszynski

Peter Straszynski is a partner in Torkin Manes’ Labour & Employment Law Group. He assists employers with all of their labour & employment issues, from the hiring to the post-termination stages of employment, in both the union and non-union settings.

In the non-union environment, Peter assists employers with contracts of employment, restrictive covenants, workplace policies, proactive advice on compliance with Employment Standards and other employment-related legislation, strategic direction on discipline and termination, the preparation of severance packages, the settlement or litigation of all manner of workplace disputes before the courts and administrative tribunals, including wrongful dismissals, applications for injunctive relief, Employment Standards and Employment Insurance proceedings, and the defence of charges under the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

In the union environment, Peter helps employers resist union certification attempts, deal with daily administration of collective agreements, defend unfair labour practice complaints or other applications under the Labour Relations Act and resolve or litigate grievances before boards of arbitration.

In either setting, Peter regularly advises employers on human rights matters and where necessary defends them in proceedings before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

Peter is regularly called upon by the firm’s corporate and insolvency lawyers to deal with the labour & employment law implications inherent in the purchase and sale of a business or in the case of receivership or insolvency.

Peter is a regular contributor to Human Resources publications and regularly presents educational seminars for employers, industry associations or other professionals, including fellow lawyers.

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  • We meet every Thursday @ 7am

    We meet every Thursday @ 7am

  • We meet every Thursday @ 7am

    We meet every Thursday @ 7am

  • We meet every Thursday @ 7am

    We meet every Thursday @ 7am

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!


Nov 15

Jarrod Stewart | Building Supplies 

Get a glimpse into the GTA construction process and some of its major shortfalls. Learn about how we fill many of the big communication and product gaps, and find substantial cost savings for our clients. 


Nov 22

Valari Hall Little | Efficiency Business Advisor please 

Are you ready to put your business on autopilot with the right systems, control panel, and crew? In her spotlight, Valeri will introduce you to three clients who transformed their businesses by using systems, tech and team. They went from being on the verge of burning out … to taking back control of their time so their businesses could take flight.

Target audience: maxed-out solo business owners, consultants and agency owners.


Nov 29

Nirma Jesuthasan  | SR&ED Consulting 


Dec 6

Laura Ranieri | Copywriting 


Dec 13

Violet Mo | Bookkeeper 


Dec 20

Janine Harris | Video for Business 

Have you thought about video?  Whether its to promote your business, hire your staff, train your people, educate your audience or just to share some of your expertise, video is almost expected by your audience.  In her spotlight, Janine will share some ideas on how video can help your business and she'll answer your burning questions about Video.

 

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