Networking with Business ExSellence Network

BEN provides many proven opportunities for networking and building your business – without unnecessary rules and regulations.

  • Informal mingling before and after meetings
  • Individual introductions, 30-60 seconds, at each meeting
  • Monthly Spotlight – 10-15 minute, in-depth presentation by a featured member each month
  • Happy Hours – several times a year BEN hosts a members’ Happy Hour at popular venues throughout the area to give members additional opportunities to meet, mingle and get to know each other better. Typically these events feature complimentary snacks and a cash bar.
  • Your business listed on our website, with link to your website.

BEN Ambassadors are enthusiastic members who are always available to answer questions and introduce new members and guests at all meetings and events


  • Free Lunch – BEN members get a free lunch for each guest who joins our group
  • Information Table available at meetings gives members a place to display their brochures and promotional items
  • Business Card Exchange – during each meeting a box containing all members’ business cards circulates among attendees so they can have a supply for personal use and to pass along to others for referral.
  • Member Discounts – take advantage of the discounts on their services which many members offer to their fellow BEN members
  • Membership List – members receive a regularly updated copy of the BEN membership list with all key contact information
  • Guest Speakers – several times a year BEN invites distinctive guest speakers to inform members about innovative products, services and strategies to improve their business.

NETWORKING TIPS – Get the Most Out of Your Participation in BEN

  • Come prepared with lots of business cards, brochures, post cards, special offers to share with members at each meeting.
  • Build relationships with new contacts by scheduling follow-up, 1-on-1 meetings to get to know each other better and share more about products & services offered and what constitutes a good lead for each of you.
  • Follow-up with an acknowledgement email with the new contacts you meet at each meeting within 24-hours. Try to reference something relevant based on your conversation at the meeting and invite them to join you for a 1-on-1 meeting.

For more info or to make a reservation, contact Eleanor Togneri at (609)332-2797 or

Abigail Tiefenthaler – Sweet Spot Strategies – 954-804-9413

Gary Sullivan – TPi Tyler Press, LLC – 803-226-7898

Sherri Siler – IDS Interactive Display Systems
Interactive Glass, Digital Signage, Cloud Software, Portable Monitor – 803-292-0573

Curt Hanna – Austin and Pethick Law Firm – 803-226-0453

Debbie Roland – Coldwell Banker Real Estate – 570-479-0043

Rota Krape – Foundations for Health – Wellness Educator – 979-807-4666

Deborah De Vita – E3 Life Coach – 803-292-9999
Life and career coaching, Envision, Empower, and Evolve

Katie Roth – New Bridge Polo Country Club and Magazine – PR/marketing director – 803-341-8800

Cameron Sizemore – ADT Sercurity – 803-998-6375

Dale Drauft – Draudt Enterprises – 803-634-3221

Mark Hodges – RD Brown – 803-279-3176

Robb Underwood – Stories and Stills – 803-474-0508

Kathleen McDermott – Yogilosphy – 518-859-9594

Sohia Johnson – Pure Romance
Health-Wellness-Sexual Education – 706-829-3332

Melissa Peterson – Wealth Wave
Financial Advisor and Coach – 970-518-1251

Martha Wise – White Rose Eclectics
Women’s Fashion – 803-724-7285

Martin Harvey – White Whale Web Design
designing websites that work as hard as you do – 316-253-5886