At the 2008 Manhattan BNI holiday party in December, I won a BNI “Godfather” award.  I have been in BNI since early 1998.  During my 11 years, I have served as Vice President, as a member of the Membership Committee (twice), and as the Education Coordinator (of which I have been for the last 3 years).  I was an original member of my chapter, which is one of the largest in Manhattan (and a winner of the Founder’s Award that same evening).

In the picture I am shown with fellow chapter members (and fellow Godfather honoree) Jim Berry, Marc Silverman and Manhattan Executive Directors  Michael Brathwaite and Todd Hallinger.

The pins we are wearing say, “I refuse to participate in a recession.”

(photo credit:  Jason Gardner)