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The Start of a Relationship – Bruce Elliott

Who doesn’t like to help someone?  No one – we agree. That’s because whenever you help somebody, you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself you smile and when you smile, it’s enjoyable to be around you. Being around you is one of the best ways to strike up a relationship and relationships are what BNI is all about. That’s what attracted Bruce Elliott to BNI 16 years ago. In his previous employment as Traffic Director for the City of London, the career Engineer spent more time telling colleagues and citizens what they could not do as opposed to what they could do. And...
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Finding the Fit – Guillaume LeTual

Guillaume LeTual didn’t join the first time he attended a BNI chapter meeting, or the second time or the third. He did join, however, after attending a business breakfast of the Place Ville Marie chapter a little more than three years ago. It was much farther from his home base in Laval, but that didn’t bother him. “The vibes were right for me, it was disciplined like I like it and it was about Business with a capital B,” says Guillaume. “The leads followed up with me the very next day.” Guillaume is a Visual Artist and Multimedia Technologist in the film, music and art world, and a Web...
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Appointments – BNI Canada New National Directors

BNI Canada has announced that Kai Bjorn and Derek Podorieszach are the new National Directors. They join the team of Nancy and Don Morgan, the couple responsible for bringing BNI to Canada 17 years ago. Kai has a sports background where performance was critical. He played for the Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was a member of the America’s Cup-winning Alinghi Team in Auckland, New Zealand in 2003 and he competed for Canada in Sailing at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Kai is a graduate of Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Qc.,...
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10,000 Pounds Collected for the Food Bank

BNI Success Network helped contribute over 10,000 pounds in food to the North York Harvest food bank. This is double the amount collected last year. The group presented the event “Midwinter Kitchen Concert,” featuring the bands Two Roads Home and Ceol Cara. Remarkable results BNI Success Network was the main sponsor of the “Midwinter Kitchen Concert” for the second year in a row. Members collected 10,000 pounds of food in aid of the North York Harvest food bank. With the help of Displey Food Services, Spring Air Sommex Corp (makers of Obusforme mattresses) and the Delta Toronto East Hotel,...
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