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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 2019 the BNI Louisiana region reported income in excess of $30 million in new business!

The 270,000 members of BNI worldwide passed over 12.2 million referrals which resulted in more than $16.7 billion in business.


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BNI Louisiana  Member Spotlight

Oliver Ellis and Richie Lott

Richie LottOliver EllisCongratulations to our Spotlight Members Oliver Ellis and Richie Lott of the Referral Connection BNI Chapter in Flowood, MS.

In 2020, Oliver and Richie will celebrate an incredible milestone -- 20 active years of membership in the Referral Connections BNI chapter. Both have held leadership positions over the years in the chapter and continue to be dynamic, active, and successful members and leaders in BNI.

"Both Oliver and Richie are trusted and respected in their fields and in the Referral Connection BNI chapter," said Zetella Gooch, chapter member and Area Director Consultant. "Being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and earning trust are all key to making solid relationships and referrals, and achieving success in BNI," added Gooch.

Oliver is in automotive sales for Mac Haik Ford in Jackson. Richie works for Advanced Steam Extraction.

Click here to congratulate or contact Oliver; click here to congratulate or contact Richie.

BNI Louisiana Chapter Spotlight

BNI Catalyst - MS Gulf Coast

BNI Catalyst - MS Gulf CoastCongratulations to our December Spotlight Chapter -- BNI Catalyst - MS Guif Coast!

The BNI Catalyst chapter was recently recognized with the Explosive Growth Award -- adding 10 new members in 2018-19!

"Catalyst is a great example of a BNI chapter growing and prospering by focusing on the fundamentals," said Lane Holmes, Chapter Director Consultant. "From following the meeting agenda to providing a great visitor experience while instilling a culture of accountability, Catalyst serves as an example of how to build a quality BNI chapter. Want to know how to build your chapter? Visit Catalyst."

With the leadership of President Bryan Rodgers, Vice President Bryan Parton, and Secretary/Treasurer Kate Mendoza, the BNI Catalyst chapter has 21 members and has passed more than $238,000 in closed business in the past 12 months.

BNI Catalyst meets each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at McElroy's on the Bayou, 705 Bienville Boulevard in Ocean Springs, MS. Visit the BNI Catalyst chapter website, HERE.

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