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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 Brigitte Zeitlin

Assistant Vice President

Brigitte Zeitlin

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 Sara Glancy

Membership Committee

Sara Glancy

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 Click Here to Register

Upcoming Speakers

July 27

Joe Dec ( Printer )

Sara Glancy (Public Speaking Coach)

Aug 3 Neil Guth (NJ Real Estate Sales)
Aug 10

Lara Apelian (Architect) /

Daniel Maydan (Business Banker)

August 17

Farrukh Hasanov (Commercial Mortgage Broker) /

William Clanton ( Business Advisor)

August 24

Picara Vassallo (Acupuncturist)/

Patrick Russell-Walsh (Residential Real Estate Attorney)


Desired Member Categories

We’re currently interviewing for the following open seats…

Commercial Real Estate Broker
Commercial Real Estate Attorney
Fitness Coach
Health Insurance Broker
Home Stager
Massage Therapist
Event Planner
Social Media Marketer

People Who Want To Make $

Next Member Success Program (MSP) Training

Friday July 23,  7:45 AM – 10:00 AM  Click here to register

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