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BNI (Business Network International) Louisiana's purpose is to help businesses, large and small, grow their business and make more money!

BNI is the world’s largest business networking and referral organization and its culture, which is built upon the philosophy of Givers Gain®, is unique. This is a culture of caring about giving business, professional development and building consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationships. BNI helps members develop a structured, positive, and professional referral marketing program which provides them opportunities to:

BNI Louisiana region is actively building business referral and networking groups in Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, New Orleans, Mataire, Mandeville, Lake Charles, Gretna, Denham Springs and Slidell. Click here for information about our chapters.

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More Information. The best way to find out about BNI is to visit a chapter. Please call (504) 834-5264, click here to send an email or complete the form below for assistance with visiting and/or joining a BNI Louisiana chapter.

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The best way to find out about BNI is to visit a chapter. Click here to find out more about how to visit. You may also complete the form on this page.

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In 2017 the BNI Louisiana region reported income in excess of $30 million in new business!

The 227,000 members of BNI worldwide passed over 9.8 million referrals which resulted in more than $13.6 billion in business.


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BNI Louisiana Member Spotlight

Joe Arceneaux

Joe ArceneauxThis month’s spotlight is Joe Arceneaux, the winner of this year’s Membership Extravaganza. Joe has been a member of BNI for 15 years and is currently a member of Livingston Leaders in Baton Rouge. Owner of Arceneaux Pest Management Service, Inc, he provides termite, pest control, and real estate inspections. He is also a Board Certified Entomologist. 

During his tenure as a member, Joe has served on his chapter’s Membership Committee. During this year’s Extravaganza, he sponsored two new members into his chapter and his name was drawn winning the Membership Extravaganza!!!

Congratulations to Joe for his contributions to his chapter! Click here to find out more about Joe.

BNI Louisiana Chapter Spotlight

LA BR Ascension Producers of BNI

The Baton Rouge Ascension Producers chapter is highlighted as the month's Spotlight Chapter. The chapter is almost 11 years old and is quickly growing. 

In the past year, the chapters' members have passed over 900 referrals, hosted more than 1,500 visitors, conducted almost 1,500 one-to-ones, and reported over $300,000 in closed business. Under the guidance of Area Director Consultant Mc McDaniel, Director Consultant Ben Marcel, President Debby Anselmo, Vice President Nan Riffe, and Secretary/Treasurer Amber Douglas, the 23 members of this chapter meet Thursdays for their meeting and breakfast at Frank's Café in Prairieville.

They are a dynamic group of professionals who truly embody the concept of Givers Gain. Click here to see this chapter's website. 


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