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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In 2018 the BNI Louisiana region reported income in excess of $30 million in new business!
The 250,000 members of BNI worldwide passed over 10.6 million referrals which resulted in more than $14.2 billion in business.
This month's spotlight member is Amanda Hoerner of the GNO Elite Chapter in New Orleans. Amanda joined BNI in 2015 and has been an active member in her chapter. She has served as Visitor Host and is currently the Event Coordinator.
Amanda is the Director of Membership for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce where she works with staff to promote members' news/involvement, and manages all affinity programs. Her primary responsibility as the Director of Membership is developing, sustaining and recruiting new members, as well as creating, developing and implementing a retention plan for current members. The Chamber is a valuable addition to everyone's networking portfolio. As a member of a Million Dollar Chapter, Amanda understands that business networking within a community is vital to a person's success. She consistently brings visitors to her chapter meetings and nurtures the valuable relationship between the Chamber of Commerce and BNI.
Click here to find out more or contact Amanda.
This month's spotlight chapter is a new addition in Mississippi: Best City in Starkville. The chapter launched less than a year ago and has created a strong presence. At 26 members, the chapter has started to build strength in the number of members through implementation of the BNI system. This chapter is exemplifying the core values of BNI that will catapult them to the next level of success.
Best City meets Thursdays for breakfast at Harvey's. Under the guidance of Area Director V.H. McDaniel, President Cory Lucius, Vice President Alaina Prentice and Secretary Treasurer Cole Brazil, the chapter has passed almost 700 referrals, hosted more than 60 visitors, conducted over 900 one-to-ones, and reported almost $300,000 in their first six months!
Congratulations and welcome to this outstanding chapter. Click here to find out more about Best City in Starkville, MS.