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The Power of BNI Referral Networking

"Emails and tweets by themselves don't generate the same level of trust that one face to face meeting can create."  Watch the below clip taken from the Nightly Business Report on PBS to find out how BNI is benefitting its members despite our current economy.  As many BNI participants like to say "We refuse to partipate in a recession!"


Could you use more business?

The Athens Referral Factory is a chapter of BNI (Business Networking International) meeting in the Athens, Georgia area. This group is the premier networking group in North Georgia and the largest Athens BNI group. With 55+ members, we provide support and networking opportunities to our members. Each prospective member is screened by our membership committee and their references are checked before their application is presented to the group. This process insures that our group is comprised of reputable businesses. If you think you would like to become a part of best networking group in athens, then Contact Us to find out more!

Member Testimonal


My business, Athens Professional Septic & Drain Service, joined BNI three years ago, and it was a great decision. On my first visit I was impressed with the level of the membersí professionalism, and with their willingness to help new entrepreneurs. Since then, I have been able to establish several strong relationships with many of the members, and we frequently ask each other advice on how to run a business. One of the members even offered free business classes for several months. My business has received and I have been able to give referrals to other members over the three years. Itís great to be able to let my customers and friends know about other competent businesses in the Athens area.

Antonio Martin
Athens Professional Septic & Drain

Looking for a professional?

If you are looking for a specific business or service and have been directed to this site, you have found a great source of business listings in the Athens Georgia area. Our members are all screened and their references checked before they join our group. So you can feel confident choosing any of our members to meet your needs. Browse our BNI of Athens Member Directory to find what you are looking for!