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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


When people ask me to describe BNI I always say it's a precious gift that one business person gives to another. Most of us didn't fully understand the power of the gift when we first visited or joined. Having a team that is dedicated to your success is priceless. Being part of a team that is dedicated to each members' success is a priviledge.

Tina Spring
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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!