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Ivan Misner

Ivan Misner

VIP Contributor / Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI

Ivan Misner is author of Networking Like a Pro, 2nd Edition (Entrepreneur Press 2017). He is also the founder and chief visionary officer of BNI, a professional business networking organization headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think.

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