WNYBA Guidelines

General Group Rules


  • All members will be allowed to have 3 unexcused absences during the quarter.
  • On the fourth unexcused absence your industry will be open and potentially lose your slot.
  • Call or E-Mail any executive board member (see list below) if you will be unable to attend a meeting.
  • Absence should be business related.


  • Breakfast/network 7:15 a.m.
  • Meeting will start promptly at 7:30 a.m.

One Minute Introductions:

  • Introduce yourself and your company.
  • Explain what you do and how you provide value.
  • What makes you better than your competition?
  • Focus on value: why would someone want your product/service?
  • Do not repeat from week to week:
  • Think of different ways to present yourself
  • Explain different aspects of your business, expertise
  • Give examples of your success
  • Handouts are encouraged!
  • Make sure your name, company and contact information is on the handout
  • Define what a good referral is for you.


  • Please be prepared to give a brief description and nature of business.
  • If you do not have a referral please review the status of the last referral given to you.

New Members:

  • New members are key to any networking group. Members are encouraged to bring in new guests as often as possible.


  • Payment of $145.00 is due by the 1st week of the quarter.
  • If not current by the 3rd week of the quarter your position is forfeited.

Meeting Format:

  • One minute personal commercial.
  • 15 - 20 minute member presentation.

For guests and guest speakers please contact David Sherman 716-913-7000
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