On Thursday, June 16, 2016, I attended the Carlsbad Chapter of the Business Network International (BNI) as a substitute for my good friend, Pierre Doche, D.M.D. The meeting was held at the luxurious Casa De Bandini Restaurant located in Carlsbad, California.
BNI is a very professional group of business people meeting to network and hear Chapter news and to inform others of their referrals for business and offer testimonials of affiliated members. They know how to have a great time while conducting useful meetings.
Upon arrival at 7:00 am, I was warmly greeted by officers of the Chapter, signed in, given a nametag, and then introduced to about 7-10 other Chapter members as the 30-40 attendees arrived. Breakfast was served buffet-style and the food was delicious.
The Meeting lasted about 90-minutes and I had the opportunity to speak twice: once in support of Dr. Doche’s business, and the second time as a short evaluation of my visit.
I spoke to a couple vendors after the meeting as they had mentioned items of interest during their turns to speak:
• Brian Frantz, owner of eSearch Marketing
• Andrea Arteaga L.Ac., of TSAI Acupuncture Group
Lastly, I thank my friend, Dr. Doche, for inviting me to substitute for him in his absence. On my podcast archives, I interviewed him twice in 2005. He possesses and interesting philosophy: