If we had a penny for every time we told you how much Joe Enoch, Rick Donovan, and the rest of the employees at Enoch Office Equipment believe in networking, we may have somewhere near $1,500,000, which is the amount of referrals generated by Rick’s Friday Pikesville Breakfast BNI Platinum Networking Group and its 27 members last year. Pretty impressive for a small networking group, huh? We thought so too.
Well, Rick and 15 members of that impressive networking group were recently guests of the Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership (FC NEBP), a group of national and local real estate developers. Curtis Adams, Development Manager of Forest City, and Adrian Harpool, Principal/Chief Strategist, gave the BNI members a very informative two-hour presentation, outlining the intricacies of its new state-of-the-art technology park and how it will anchor a revitalized community in East Baltimore.
The 88-acre, $1 billion urban redevelopment effort combines new business activity with 1,200 new and renovated housing for mixed-income buyers and renters, including town homes, duplex homes, apartments and senior housing.
“With the variety of businesses represented we also learned the way to make sure our businesses could be considered for business,” explained Rick.