BNI, an international networking organization specializing in business referrals among members, will hold a Visitors Day at its Kahului Chapter on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Fernando's Mexican Grill & Cantina in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center next to Sears.
BNI is a way for businesses to experience growth by maximizing their marketing efforts through word-of-mouth. The organization generated over 6.9 million referrals for member businesses in 2011 alone, which generated over $3.1 billion worth of business for its members.
BNI was founded in 1985 by Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D.
"Our style of networking is based on the philosophy of "Givers Gain"--if I help you, then you'll help me, and we'll all do better business," said Misner.
Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome. This is a free networking event, seating may be limited. Lunch is optional and ample parking is complimentary. Bring business cards and brochures to pass around.