There is an organization in Alexandria that can help businesses grow.

Runestone Referrals is a chapter of Business Network International, the world's largest business networking and business referral organization. The chapter currently has 36 members who are willing and able to send each other quality referrals.

The chapter invites the public to its weekly breakfast meetings, where attendees can learn how it has passed more than $7 million in referral business to each other in the past year. Each member is focused on helping the other members grow their businesses; according to the group, it’s like having a 36-person marketing team.

The meetings are Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Broadway Ballroom. For more information, including how to become a BNI guest, call Ann Hermes at 320-762-8300 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Andrea Dronen at 320-759-1764 or Jim Arvidson at 218-639-5323.