BNI Vancouver is looking for a designer and a home stager…interested?

BNI (Business Network International) is a professional networking and marketing organization specializing in word-of-mouth-referrals. This well-tested organization has more than two decades of experience, and is international in scope. BNI is the world’s largest business referral organization of its kind – with over 5600 chapters in more than 44 countries – including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. There are currently more than 250 chapters across Canada, located in most major communities – with 27 chapters located right here in the Lower Mainland. For additional information, and member testimonials, please visit the BNI website for local chapters.

On October 17th you are invited to attend a VISITOR’S NIGHT at BNI CITY LIGHTS!

At present, there is JUST ONE BNI DINNER CHAPTER in Canada, making it a great opportunity to consider BNI City Nights – while positions are still available. Membership is limited to one position for each area of business specialty. BNI City Nights has been around since 2008 and generates $1,000’s of dollars of business each month for its members. They invite you to see for yourself who is involved and how they are benefiting, explore how to expand your business through potential membership, and perhaps even submit an application to join.

If you are interested in attending and learning more about BNI City Nights, please CONTACT Marci Deane at 604-816-8950. She will reserve you a seat and add your name to the guest list.

Date: Wednesday October 17, 2012
Registration: 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Meeting Time: 6:15 – 7:45 pm (please arrive early to register & network)
Location: 1100 Granville Street, Vancouver
Inside the Chateau Granville – Best Western Plus Hotel
Meeting Cost: $25 includes your meal!

You will be given an opportunity to promote yourself and your business, so please prepare a short 60 second “infomercial” that details your name, business name, and what products or services you provide. Also, please bring plenty of business cards – there will be several local business owners and professionals to network with that day!

There are also other BNIs who are looking for home stagers like BNI Upper Levels. They meet every Wednesday at 7AM at the Northland Golf Club in North Vancouver. For more information contact Eva Assoignon at 604-785-3205.

Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!