Welcome to BNI Mississippi!
Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world and provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter. Last year alone, BNI generated 6.6 million referrals resulting in 8.5 billion dollars worth of business for its members!
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services they hand your card out and recommend your services. It's as simple as that!
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A Beneficial Growth Spurt
The 2016 Membership Extravaganza has concluded and many chapters are enjoying the benefits. Almost 40 chapters in the Louisiana-Mississippi regions have added four or more new members. A growth in membership is certain to lead to a growth in business and profit for each member of your chapter. Eight of those chapters qualified for the grand prize drawing by adding eight or more new members. Those chapters include: Ascension Producers, Trade Wins, and Livingston Leaders from Baton Rouge; GNO Elite and Wealth in Networking from NewOrleans, Referral Express from the Northshore; and Southern Business Development in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Beau Thurman, with Geaux Givers in Baton Rouge, is this month's spotlight member. Beau has done a remarkable job providing his chapter with a strong foundation and a determination to grow. He is a provider of payroll services with Advantage Payroll Services, a locally owned business. As the current president of the chapter, he has created a positive culture that has led to success within the chapter. Since becoming president, the chapter has grown from 12 to 22 members and the chapter just had their first Visitor's Day in over 2 years. To learn more about Beau and his growing chapter, visit his member page here. Congratulations to Beau and all the members of his chapter!
Hattiesburg Southern Business Development BNI Chapter, a very recent addition to the Mississippi region, is this month's spotlight chapter. Since their charter just four months ago, the 31 members of this chapter have passed over 100 referrals, hosted over 60 visitors, conducted almost 100 One-to-ones, and reported almost $30,000 in closed business. Under the guidance of President Nick Chaisson, Vice President Jeffery Weathersby, Secretary/Treasurer Meri Drago, and Area Director Zetella Gooch, the Hattiesburg Southern Business Development chapter meets every Tuesday for a breakfast meeting at the Ardor Studio. Click here for more information about this powerful new chapter.