BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of February 1, 2021

BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of February 1, 2021

Please remember our most recent presenters ~ Stephanie Lewis Mary Ann Gomez Orta, and what a good referral or introduction is for each of them.

I have attached our PALMS Report through the last meeting January 29, 2021. Thank you to members who continue to pass referrals which lead to closed business.

From our President Gary Altman:

Questions you want three members to ask each of their contacts. Have you reviewed the list sent last week and again this week? There will be a quiz…..

Also, if you cannot use the video function on your electronic device, you may be cut off from the meeting.

Please follow-up with our most recent visitors:

NameDeborah Turton
CompanyBusiness Cycle LLC
Industry, ClassificationLegal & Accounting, Bookkeeping
Phone Numbers2406703142 (office), (mobile)
Email Address[email protected]
Invited ByStephanie Lewis
NameDan Helhowski
Industry, ClassificationFinance & Insurance, Credit Card/Merchant Services
Phone Numbers301 789 3210 (office), (mobile)
Email Address[email protected]

Purpose & Overview this week is being presented by Chris Zamora.

Notable Networker is the person who is doing 1-1s, passing referrals etc. We allow for a little Extra time at the beginning of Member Weekly Presentations.

This week our Notable Networker is Mike Tash.

Member Spotlight is for the member who has given a lot and we are highlighting their accomplishments and thinking about them a bit more going forward. Extra time at the end of Visitor Weekly Presentations is allocated for this honor.

This week our Member Spotlight is Gary Altman.

We have a new member to induct this week – Kenny Morales from All Pro Chimney. Please reach out to Kenny and set up your one on ones [email protected]

PowerPoint Meeting Reminder(s):

Any meeting updates will be accepted up until 12:00 Noon the Wednesday prior to our meeting.

Our meetings start at 06:45 and end at 08:30. Make certain to block this time on your calendar so you can stay engaged with other members and our weekly meeting. If you cannot attend during this timeslot, please find a sub.

Our new website is 

Continued thanks to Adam Lowe for this fine work.


We have a blanket rule where we agree that each week’s presentations are TWO OF THE BEST PRESENATIONS EVER. This statement should eliminate the need for each member to mention how good each of the presentations were during the REFERRAL & TESTIMONIAL portion of our meeting.

This Friday February 5th we look forward to hearing from speakers Casi McFarland Grant Layman. Both of these speaker’s sent me their presentations by 12:00 noon today. This makes my job much easier – thank you Dr. Casi & Grant! Is there anyone you know who might be a potential referral for either Casi or Grant?

Why not invite them to visit our meeting this Friday?

Better yet, make an introduction ahead of time!!!

Your thoughts and suggestions for our meetings and our BNI chapter in general are encouraged and always appreciated. Please email or call me at any time.

The first person to send a referral to each of our top four referral givers, from this day forward, where the referral results in closed business >>>> will earn a $25 gift certificate to The Bean Bag. This includes Stephanie Lewis, Gary Altman, Greg ford and Guy Brami. Let’s make it happen!!!

From James Bonato – Instructions – how to update your BNI Profile.  This podcast is a supplement to it.

Steve Lorberbaum’s Cupid Run is upon us. Please try to donate to this worthy cause.

Guy Brami’s Rockville Baseball Super Bowl squares – Grid Two has a few remaining slots. Please support this great organization.


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