BNI, Business Network International, is a business and professional networking organization that offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, and most importantly, referrals. Our chapter is one of the best networking groups in the Capital Region. We have great diversity, enthusiasm, commitment to each other, and integrity.

BN Northeast NY Director Lesley Shimer honoring members who have been BNI members for 5 years or more. From left to right: John Hoke, Smith Hoke, Schyler Hatt, Hatt Specialty Cleaning (15 years), Peter Hughes, PCH Associates, Mindy Scialdone, Keller Williams, George Pappis, Key Bank, and Lesley Shimer. Not pictured: Dorthy Tischler, Tischler Gillberg. See more pictures.
Member celebration

Our chapter meets every Wednesday from 7:30 - 9:00 am at The American Legion Hall, 4 Everett Road Extension, Albany. Come visit. Visitors are allowed to attend two meetings before joining.

People do business with people they know and like. With your BNI membership you not only gain the support of a credible networking organization, you also benefit from building friendships and relationships. For a little more than $1 per day, you have a sales force working for you. Learn more.

You can feel confident doing business with any of our outstanding members. We carefully screen prospective members to make sure that every business slot is filled with an outstanding person we will want to refer business to. Peruse the members in each team above.

The Way We Are

President Tom Dingley making a pointWe bring together a committed, diverse, enthusiastic group of professionals dedicated to developing each member's professional strengths so that each referral received through our networking group leads to closed business. Our relationships transcend our weekly meeting, creating a broad based foundation of trust built on each member's integrity and desire to draw friendships from within the group, and clients from around the Capital Region, across the country and throughout the world.


Member News

Member Cathy Dryden of Neat Chic Organizing is featured in the July 19 Spotlight Newspaper.


2013 referral dollars: $313,072