Happy 4th Bithday Winning Post!

The Winning Post Chapter of BNI is four years old this August. A range of entrepreneurial local business people meet weekly at Dundrum House Hotel to exchange business opportunities and to meet likeminded individuals. The range of businesses that are represented at the meetings vary greatly from accountant to photographer, electrician to office supplier and many more.  Representation from all types of professions means a broader catchment where business opportunities might be generated.

To celebrate its 4th birthday and the generation of €1.4 million worth of business passed, Winning Post BNI will host an Open Day on the 13thSept 2012 in Dundrum House Hotel. Invitations will be sent to

Group Picture – Back left to right: Frank Kelly, Michael Lyons, Nicholas Maher, Tom Ryan Casey and Sean Fitzpatrick Front left to right: David O’Toole(arm), Brigid Browne, John Dillon, Mary Campion Dillon, Fearghal

other business people in the area to attend a formal BNI meeting on this date. At the meeting, they will be given an opportunity to represent their business and to explain what kind of business they are looking for to a large group.

The Winning Post is one of many Chapters that makes up the international organisation Business Networking International (BNI). BNI is the biggest referral organisation in the world with Chapters or groups meeting each week in many countries on most continents.

The core concept of BNI is to pass referrals. These referrals are generated through word of mouth. If you know someone who is looking for an accountant; would you be able to refer an accountant to them with confidence? BNI is about getting to Know, Like and Trust other business people and being able to refer your contacts to them with confidence, because a relationship has been established with them.

Flag holder: Fearghal McDonnell, Golfer: Brigid Browne, Golf Team Frank Kelly, John Dillon, Mary Campion Dillon

The members of the Winning Post Chapter meet weekly because they have benefited financially from doing business through BNI.  The great difference between this and other networking organisations is the generation of a Referral.  A Referral is not a lead or a phone number or vague idea that someone needs a service.  A Referral is a genuine opportunity to do business, whereby someone’s need is queried and talked through to establish if it’s genuine.  If your contact is genuinely looking for a competent accountant, then a BNI member will ring that accountant and make the necessary introductions saving his contact a big headache.

The Open Day is an opportunity to create contacts, meet other business people and perhaps do business.  Come along, we’d love to meet new businesses and new business people. If you are looking for new business, this is an opportunity that you cannot afford to miss!

Winning Post Chapter Open Day is on the 13th Sept 2012 at 7am in Dundrum House Hotel Golf and Leisure Resort and is free to visitors.  For further details please contact Head Visitor Host Brigid on 087 2198801.

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