Forest Lake BNI celebrates 15 years

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Richard Ottomeyer was in the process of expanding his medical practice to include physical therapy and wanted to get the word out. That is when he heard about Business Networking International.
BNI is a referral group that has chapters throughout the U.S. and the world. Ottomeyer decided that Forest Lake needed a chapter of its;
“Initially we began meeting with just five other business owners from the area and held regular meetings at Famous Dave’s at 7:30 in the morning. Eventually we outgrew the Famous Dave’s space as they weren’t really set up for a breakfast crowd,” Ottomeyer said. “We then spent three years at Forest Hills Golf Course and then we moved to what used to be The Laker. We bounced around a few other places after that before landing at City Hall in a meeting room. That space is really the best fit we’ve had

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