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BNI Manhattan Chapter 53

Business Networking International (BNI) is the world’s largest business networking, referrals and word of mouth marketing organization. Located in the heart of New York City’s Midtown, Manhattan BNI Chapter 53 provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. We provide an environment where you will develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

Chapter Stats – Rolling Year


One-to-One Meetings

Referrals Given

Closed Business

Our Leadership

BNI Chapter 53 President William Bolls


William Bolls

BNI Chapter 53 Vice President Anand Kapasi

Vice President

Anand Kapasi

BNI Chapter 53 Assistant Vice President Scott Rubin

Assistant Vice President

Scott Rubin

BNI Chapter 53 Treasurer Mike Knuff

Treasurer / Secretary

Michael Knuff

BNI Chapter 53 Membership Committee Member Althea Johnson

Membership Committee

Althea Johnson

BNI Chapter 53 Membership Committee Member Joe Dec

Membership Committee

Joe Dec

BNI Chapter 53 Membership Committee Member Brigitte Zeitlin

Membership Committee

Brigitte Zeitlin

BNI Chapter 53 Membership Committee Member Bryan Osima

Membership Committee

Bryan Osima

BNI Chapter 53 Membership Committee Member Brian Murphy

Membership Committee

Brian Murphy

Meeting Information

Temporary Meeting Location

Virtual Meetings on Zoom

Meeting Time
Tuesday Mornings
7:00am – 8:30am

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Upcoming Speakers


Oct 19 Brian Murphy (IT Support/ Help Desk) / Tom Hayes (Photographer)
Oct 26  Brigitte Zeitlin (Registered Dietician & Nutritionist)/ Judith George  (Video Editor)
Nov 2 Alexandra Tseitlin (Immigration Attorney) /
Sherene Strausberg ( Graphic / Motion Designer)
Nov 9 Picara Vassallo (Acupuncturist)/ Sergio Aguirre (Residential & Commercial A/V services)
Nov 16 Lina Stillman (Employment Attorney)/ Mitko Panov (Moving service)
Nov 23 Steven Simicich (Zoning & Land Use Attorney)/ Eric Mendelsohn (Business Broker)


Desired Member Categories

We’re currently interviewing for the following open seats…

Commercial Real Estate Broker
Fitness Coach/ Personal Trainer
Health Insurance Broker
Home Stager
Massage Therapist
Event Planner
Social Media Marketer
Cleaning Service
Stylist / Custom Clothing
Restaurant Owner
Landlord / Tenant Attorney

People Who Want To Make $

Next Member Success Program (MSP) Training

To Be Announced

Come See For Yourself What Manhattan BNI Chapter 53 Can Do For Your Business