BRN Helps Clean Up Brookhaven Town

On a beautiful Saturday, May 18th morning, members of Business Referral Network (BRN) met at the corner of William Floyd Parkway and Montauk Highway to clean up the southwest corner of the intersection, where the eastbound bus shelter is located.

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BRNSC Brings Warmth to Local Charities

On February 20th, Business Referral Network of Suffolk County (BRNSC), a local group of networking professionals out of Bellport, delivered dozens of coats that their members collected during a Mid-Winter Coat Drive to two local charities: Lighthouse Mission in East Patchogue, and Angels of Long Island in Patchogue.

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BRNSC 2019 Mid-Winter Coat Drive

Did You Get a New Coat for Christmas? Have a Coat You Don’t Wear Anymore?

Business Referral Network of Suffolk County (BRNSC) is conducting a coat drive to supply local shelters with gently used coats for the less privileged members of our communities. Bellport and Mastic-Shirley shelters/missions will be the recipients of any donations. Coats will be donated in mid-February, so please help us to keep those less fortunate than ourselves warm this winter, and next!

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Food Drive a HUGE Success!

Two Van-Loads of Food!

On a beautiful Saturday morning, September 29th, members of Business Referral Network of Suffolk County (BRN), which meets in Bellport, held a food drive at Cirillo’s Market to benefit 2 Bellport food pantries: Christ Episcopal Church and St. Vincent DePaul at May Immaculate Church. With great support from BRN members and the local community, a large food donation was given to both food pantries.

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Non-Perishable Food Items Needed for Food Drive

Please Help Us Support Local Food Pantries

The members of BRN of Suffolk County are running a food drive this Saturday, September 29th, at Cirillo’s Market in Bellport, NY. We encourage anyone to come down and make a non-perishable food donation. All donations are going to support two local food pantries.

Here is a list of items we need the most:

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BRN Food Drive on September 29th

On Saturday, September 29th, Business Referral Networking Group, which is based out of Bellport, will be holding a food drive from 9-11am at Cirillo’s Market in downtown Bellport to benefit 2 local food pantries: Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport and St. Vincent DePaul.

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Robert Cohen of CAI Discusses the Many Benefits of NYSBG

At a recent BRN meeting, Robert Cohen, COO at Conference Associates, Inc., gave our group an in-depth look into the New York State Business Group (NYSBG), which help small business owners with a variety of affordable services to help them better manage their companies and grow on Long Island. Here’s an overview of Robert’s presentation:

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Jim Stumpf of Business Advisory Group Talks About Helping Businesses Grow

We got a great presentation this week from Jim Stumpf, president of Business Advisory Group, where he talked about how he helps his clients. Business Advisory Group is a multifaceted coaching firm created to assist individuals and businesses owners who are seeking to maximize today’s exciting world of entrepreneurship.

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Danielle Paul of Electric Bricks Making Us All Look Good

At our July 18th BRN networking meeting, we had the privileged of having Danielle Paul, a freelance photographer at Electric Bricks, shoot headshots for many of the members. Danielle is a versatile professional photographer whose specialty is photographing food, but has a wide range of commercial photographic experience. In addition to shooting many of the images used on Electric Bricks’ client websites, her product photography has also appeared on The Burlington Coat Factory and JCPenny websites, among others.

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Zackary Will of Paychex Explains Outsourcing HR & Payroll Services

At each BRN networking meeting, members are encouraged to share information about themselves and their businesses. We all discuss the highlights of our companies and what our ideal referral would be. In addition to that, at each meeting, one member is asked to give a more in-depth presentation. This allows the other members to get a deeper understanding of their company and the strengths and talents of the individual so-as to better be able to send them referrals that fit their business model. At our June 20th meeting, Zachary Will of Paychex gave us a more comprehensive understanding of the role Paychex can play in helping small businesses manage their human resources and payroll challenges.

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