William Pitt Sotheby’s Realtor Bryan Morris said nearly one-third of his business comes from referrals from a few dozen fellow people in a Business Network International chapter in Fairfield County.

The group limits membership to just one person from any specialty, and he receives referrals from a group of 40 people, including a lawyer, mortgage brokers, and others in and around the local real estate business.

“It is like having a great sales force working for you on a daily basis helping to get you known as the go-to person in your field,” said Morris, a past president of the chapter.

This fall marks the 10th anniversary of Fairfield County’s Business Network International Edge Chapter, based in Darien, which includes 41 professionals and entrepreneurs from Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and other nearby towns.

The group hosts weekly Thursday networking sessions at 7:30 a.m. at 1020 Post Restaurant in Darien, where members discuss how to generate business, said Lisa Corrado, the current chapter president.

“We are thriving as a group, with over 40 members, long-term relationships/partnerships, and a ton of new business created for our members,” said Corrado, who owns The Felix Culpa Project, a motivational speaking business she recently started.

Two Stamford business owners, Jan McNerney and Steve Seifert, said the group has helped their business grow.

“BNI Edge makes marketing our business easy because the other group members are an amazing sales team,” says McNerney, co-owner of the Packaging Store in Stamford. She joined the local chapter in 2004.

“I like being able to sit down with one of the BNI members and discuss a project I might have going and get their input,” said Seifert, president of SP&G Printing Corp.