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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 a large group of local professionals, 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


I started my grant writer consultant business in 2016 and immediately knew I needed a unique and special way to market my business. I am a Certified Grant Writer ® with the American Grant Writers Association and have been an active member of BNI since 2017. I joined BNI to market my firm but I've stayed all these years because of the incredible relationships I've established. I embrace BNI's Givers Gain®, which is not only a great way to get business; it’s an even better way to do business. As a professional grant writer, my work with nonprofits nationwide is critical to advancing each organization's mission and I rely on my relationships with my chapter members to be successful.

Laura Green
Ovation Funding Solutions


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!