BNI Mining for Business joins Chamber

(Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo) A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place as BNI Mining for Business, a local networking and referral group, joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. From left are Joe Testolin, Chamber ambassador; Greg Seibold, BNI; ambassadors Tamara Juul and Teresa Schettler; Nelson Hassell, BNI; Dave Hakamaki, BNI; Ben Ryan, ambassador; Jon Ellis, BNI; Trisha Peterson, BNI vice president; Jenny Behrmann, BNI; Anita Lyman, BNI president; Kim Webb, BNI; Marla Bradley, BNI; ambassadors Suzane Larson and Ray King; Coewyn and Jen Rajala, BNI; James Cain, BNI; and Lynda Zanon, Chamber director.

IRON MOUNTAIN – Operating locally since 2014, BNI Mining for Business is an international network with local businesses in each chapter.

Current membership is about 15 for a weekly networking meeting with the purpose of giving and receiving referrals. “Our guests are always impressed with our weekly presentations and referral/testimonial parts of the meeting,” said Trisha Peterson, vice president of BNI Mining for Business.

“Every week at our meeting, each member gives a one-minute weekly presentation on their business, which really educates our members to work for them,” Peterson explained. “It’s like having 15-plus more sales people working for you.”

The group meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Masonic Lodge in Kingsford. Only one business per category is accepted for membership.

For more information, contact Peterson at 906-774-5731.

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