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Published on April 10th, 2014 | by Matthew Rings


Lexington SC Small Business Owners Share Secret to $2.8 Million in Local Business

Lexington, SC April 11, 2014— A unique phenomenon is happening here in the midlands. A small group of local business owners have decided to go against the norm of “looking out for themselves” and have decided instead to invest in building up their fellow small and medium size businesses here locally.

Their motto is “Givers Gain”, the more business they can give to their fellow local business, the more they gain. This is more than just a motto as they keep up with every referral given and the resulting closed business.  This group of 39 small businesses passed 1,374 referrals and closed $2,843,888 in sales in 2013 alone!

This group is made up of a variety of professions: Bank Services,Glass Company, Plumber, Roofing-Gutters, Financial Advisor, Information Technology, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Sign Company, Employment Agency, Jewelry-Fashion, Attorney, Real Estate Agent, Website Design Company, Carpet Cleaning,Fitness Trainer and more. Read full list below and contact information.

The group is called BNI – Business Network International and there are 3 chapters in Lexington and several that meet at various times across Columbia. One chapter of BNI that meets in Lexington is the Referral Resource Group and they are currently looking for other small business owners to whom they can refer business.

On May 1st, 2014 they have an annual Visitor’s Day meeting so you can learn more about the organization and find out if you would be interested in generating a steady source of referral business for yourself. What makes BNI unique is that it allows only one person per profession to join a Chapter. So, once your business has joined, none of your competitor’s can participate.

Seating may be limited, so please RSVP online at www.bni-scga.com. Click ‘Events’ and look for “Referral Resource Group Visitor’s Day” on May 1, 2014. You can also RSVP by calling Chapter contact: Shirley Towne at 803-447-4244 or Steven Scheeler at 803-998-8400. There is no charge to attend and the Chapter will provide a full sit-down meal.

(Remember to bring plenty of business cards to pass around, as you will meet lots of local business professionals.)

Currently, BNI has over 160,000 Chapters Internationally. Last year, members of BNI passed 5.4 million referrals which generated $6.5 billion worth of business for each other

“This group is energetic, fun and in my opinion, ‘They are the most interesting group in the world. They are so interesting that Chamber of Commerce joins THEM!”

Here is a list of the Businesses involved.

Company Contact #’s Contact COMPANY WEBSITE
Pinpoint Home & Commercial Inspections

(803) 917-1884

Amy Jo Jacobson http://www.pinpointhomeinspections.com/
Carolina Business Equipment

(803) 240-8807

Andrew Eckstrom http://www.cbesc.com/
Howser, Newman & Besley

(803) 758-6000

Ben McCoy http://www.hnblaw.com
Capitol Design

(803) 808-1600

Bob Elder http://www.capitoldesign.net/
Precision HVAC

(803) 239-0401

Bryan Hanna http://www.precisionaircolumbia.com/
Cottrell & Co (Master Plumbers)

(803) 256-9570

Dana Cottrell
Maid Simple of Lexington

(803) 307-8696

Danielle Fowlston
Certified Health Coach

(803) 271-9449

Deborah Hartness

(803) 206-5637

Emily Steuck http://tyeandemilyphoto.com/
Cresent Financial Group

(803) 399-2000

Gary Deese http://www.cfgsc.org/

(803) 743-9777

Gary Stanley http://www.valpak.com/columbia

(803) 754-3434

Greg Maxwell http://www.ledfordspestcontrol.com
Lexington Chamber

(803) 359-6113

Haylee Anderson http://www.lexingtonsc.org/
Palmetto Financial Concepts

(803) 520-6392

Jason Strickland http://www.pfcagency.com
Palmetto Chiropractic Center

(803) 356-8554

Jason Yoder http://www.palmettochiropractic.com/
Exit Realestate

(803) 528-0672

Jennifer Bailey http://www.lexingtonscrealestateguide.com/
Apple One

(803) 699-9941

Jessica Elkins http://www.appleone.com/
Send out cards

(803) 463-4141

Jimmy Richardson https://www.sendoutcards.com/

(803) 429-1693

John Sturm http://www.JohnSturm.com/
Premier Design

(803) 736-9863

Karen Chambers
Floor Pros  (803) 727-3745 Larry Gates http://www.Floorpro.us/
Classic Systems

(803) 755-6699

Larry Harris http://tryfreshairnow.com/

(803) 926-1170

Laurie N Griner http://www.allstate.com/
DBL07 Consulting

(803) 479-7699

Matthew Rings http://www.DBL07.co/
Glass Doctor

(803) 788-1015

Mike Coppney http://www.glassrepaircolumbia.com/
Saluda Hill Landscapes

(803) 606-3775

Phil Soltes http://www.saludahill.com/
Ethridge Law Firm

(803) 356-0898

Phillip Ethridge

(803) 240-5372

Rachel Maxwell http://www.centerfit.net/
Custom Images

(796) 495-6714

Robert Rogers http://www.customimagesinc.com/
Heritage Roofing Co

(803) 497-8747

Rusty Daniels
Mary Kay

(803) 479-7863

Sherrie Purvis http://www.marykay.com/sherripurvis/

(803) 772-4887

Shirley Towne

(917) 981-9940

Steven D Morris http://www.goxenex.com/
Rytec Electric

(803) 998-8400

Steven Scheeler http://www.rytecelectric.com/
Palmetto Gas

(803) 775-4321

Tami Wagner http://www.newsomecpa.biz/
First Community Bank

(803) 785-5781

Will Cheatham http://www.firstcommunitysc.com/


About the Author

Columbia, SC DBL07 Consulting/- After 20 years as a youth pastor Matthew Rings uses his creative talents to connect Columbia businesses to the next generation “Social Media Driven Consumer.” Matthew is the Author of several books including The Pursuit of Man: Genesis  - D.C. 4 Teens& In God We Trust? & Kauai Tips Tricks & Secrets Today people from age 11-50 seem to be tied to their tablets and smartphones are taking over the market. DBL07 Consulting has its sights on being the leader in website design and small business marketing for Columbia SC.

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