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Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business.  BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured enviroment to exchange ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals!

With over 150,000 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business networking and referral marketing organization in the world.  Last year alone BNI generated 7.1 million referrals resulting in $5 billion dollars' worth of business for its members.  BNI is a business and professional organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.

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Michele Oliver
BNI Mega Bucks
The Palencia Club





What is one thing you want people to know about your business:

The Palencia Club is a private golf and dining club located in St. Augustine with a very friendly, family-oriented membership. Pricing is very reasonable with dues starting at $199 for Golf and $60 for Social memberships. We offer fun and competitive golf events along with a variety of social activities.

My BNI Story

Membership in BNI has been a very rewarding experience for me as Membership Director for The Palencia Club, not only in terms of generating Golf and Social memberships, but in also exposing the Club to areas that we would have little chance to connect with if not for BNI. For example, one of our Mega Bucks Chapter members, Marty Lewis with Money Pages, referred NBC News to us earlier this year. They wanted to shoot an interview for Dateline NBC in this area. Marty has connections with the network and suggested The Palencia Club. After Marty shared some photos of the Club with the NBC staff, they chose our Library and were here for a full day doing the shooting. We made $1,000 for the day and it was a priceless experience as well. Unfortunately, they didn’t let us in on the nature of the interview so we’ll have to tune in! But what a wonderful opportunity and it would not have been possible without Marty’s influence and his membership in our Chapter.

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