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    The 3rd Street Stamford Chapter of Business Networking International (BNI) is delighted to welcome Congressman Jim Himes to speak at our weekly meeting Monday, February 13th at 8am at Atria Senior Living, 77 Third Street in Stamford.

    From navigating the health care and tax systems to helping local companies learn about new opportunities, Congressman Himes is committed to helping small businesses in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District.

    If you are a small business owner in Stamford, and would like to visit as a guest on Monday to meet members of the chapter, to hear Congressman Himes speak, and to find out more about how joining BNI can help you grow your business, please contact chapter vice president Steve Watson at 203.674.8595.

    Business Networking International (BNI) is the largest business networking organization in the world. BNI teaches members the “Givers Gain” philosophy of networking to build businesses through trusted relationships. Each local chapter is composed of business owners from many different professions, and the power of the format is that only one member from each profession is represented within a chapter. Members meet weekly and refer business to each other. For more information visit the BNI website or visit the 3rd Street BNI Chapter on Facebook.

    {Ed. Note 2/14/12: Just a post-show update, several media outlets covered Congressman Jim Himes’ visit to the 3rd Street BNI, including News 12 CT (below). We had a good turnout, a lot of interest from potential new members, a great event all around thanks to our members and especially to our leadership team.}

    For our Stamford BNI (Business Network International) Visitor’s Day I created two email blasts that were sent separately over the preceding two weeks.

    I used MailChimp to manage our list of invitees (collected from our membership over the year) and to send/track the email blasts themselves. With a highly targeted list like this one, we expect a high open rate but for August a 58% is not bad.

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