Friday, March 7, 2008

BNI's Networks, Meetings, & Ethics

We've been exploring networking and liaisoning possibilities within Northern Virginia's BNI groups and we've been very impressed with the level of commitment members show one another.

Shauna Lee Lange Arts Advisory will voluntarily adopt the spirit of BNI's Code of Ethics since Art Galleries, Art Advisors, and Art Dealers are largely unregulated professions in the Commonwealth.

1. I will provide the quality services at quoted prices.
2. I will be truthful.
3. I will build goodwill and trust.
4. I will take responsibility.
5. I will display an attitude that's positive and supportive.
6. I will live up to professional ethical standards.

BNI (Business Network International) is a system of networking referrals passed between business professionals in established relationships. It's a well-proven system for increasing revenue, marketability, and community connectedness.

We've not yet joined BNI as we're looking for the group that truly embodies a desire for networking with an art service provider. However, BNI can be a great resource for artists, gallerists, museums, and art organizations and you can find local chapters near you.