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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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More Benefit in Giving than Receiving

Deborah Foster-Stahle is Executive Director of BNI Ontario Central North. Her background includes a degree focused in industrial and organizational psychology and 25-years experience in corporate and non-profit management, consulting, training and development, and marketing. In November, she received the Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence at the Barrie Business Awards. This honour is bestowed on an entrepreneur whose company has had a significant impact on the local economy. The award was well deserved! Since Deborah became the Executive Director in 2007, over 1000 companies have participated...
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Always ready to help its members succeed!

Always ready to help its members succeed! New BNI Founder’s Circle member Angela Greene is the owner of Elevate Retention and Managing Director of BNI on Vancouver Island. Angela oversees more than 400 members in 19 chapters and stands out for her leadership and strong desire to help others succeed. She was also thrust onto the international BNI scene thanks to her expertise in customer and employee retention, which was applied to chapter members. This month, Angela organized a networking event in downtown Victoria, bringing yet more exposure to BNI and its members! A director with amazing...
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A New Way to Look at Groups

Laura Leoni is the BNI Project Coordinator and has been a member since 2006. Laura has just implemented an impressive map that helps visualize the BNI groups across Canada. The system allows anyone looking for a BNI group to find the nearest one, sorted by meeting day. Helping improve the system Where can you join a BNI group meeting? Laura Leoni has now set up a detailed map of groups in Western Canada. The idea came to Laura when she was looking for a restaurant on Google Maps. It occurred to her that members and visitors would save a lot of time with an efficient search tool for BNI groups. To...
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