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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's culture is built upon the philosophy of "Givers Gain".
This is a culture of caring about giving business, professional development and building consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationshipsBNI helps members develop a structured, positive, and professional referral marketing program which provides them the opportunity to:

a. Gain new business.
b. Receive business education.
c. Improve business networking skills with positive business people.
d. Speak about business before an audience of positive, like-minded business owners.

First Time Visitors. The best way to find out about BNI is to visit a chapter.  If you are a first time visitor, please call (504) 834-5264click here to send an email or click here to find out more about how to visit and join a chapter. If you are interested in starting a new chapter, you will also find the information on the process and who to contact.

BNI Louisiana member spotlight
Kristal Howell

Kristal Howell Baton Rouge BNI Apex chapterThis month's spotlight member is Kristal Howell of the Baton Rouge BNI Apex chapter. Kristal sells internet advertising for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge and in her three years as a member, Kristal has helped to serve her chapter and spark its growth. She has served as vice president and is the current president. The Apex chapter members and their meeting location was affected by the flooding in Baton Rouge last fall. Kristal became president shortly after and has worked tirelessly to bring her chapter back to the strong and successful chapter it was while embodying the philosophy of Givers' Gain. 

Click here to find out more about this spotlight member.

  BNI Louisiana chapter spotlight
Slidell Team BNI

This month's Spotlight Chapter is Slidell Team BNI in Slidell, Louisiana. This productive chapter began almost 10 years ago and currently boasts 34 members for which they have earned silver medallion status. 

Slidell Team BNI earned the Million Dollar Chapter status and banner this past year as well as the Green Light award for three green chapter ratings. They also earned recognition for the Most Referrals (1,001) and the Most Closed Business ($1,223,688) in the Slidell region.

Under the guidance of President Joani Jacob, Vice President David Buelle, Secretary/Treasurer Julie Wood, and Chapter Area Director Janet Blohowiak, Slidell Team BNI meets for breakfast on Thursdays at NOLA Southern Grill Lagniappe Room. Check out this amazing chapter here!

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