As of August 25, 2021, BNI is pleased to announce that we now have a franchise in Panama. Manuel Arriola brings a wealth of knowledge and business experience to BNI as Panama’s newest National Director.

Manuel has been part of the BNI culture for eight years. He was a member during his first year, and the next six years he successfully served as a Director Consultant, where he opened and supported numerous chapters. He then spent the last year serving as one of Mexico’s Executive Director’s.

“I love the concept of having the opportunity to give and receive help from entrepreneurs committed to improving lives,” said, Manuel Arriola.

BNI’s Director and Head of Global Development, George Barlow is pleased to welcome Manuel. “Givers Gain® is one of the organizations core values. This value resonates well with Mr. Arriola because he enjoys the opportunity of being able to give and receive while helping other entrepreneurs achieve their goals.”

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