Welcome to BNI Louisiana!
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!
Click here to learn more and find out for yourself why Givers Gain.
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BNI Membership Blitz
Does your chapter have what it takes to increase its membership by three or more? Continuing with our theme of being a player in BNI rather than just a cheerleader, we'd like to introduce a new national membership drive called the BNI Membership Blitz. Chapters that are interested in participating must submit at least one member testimonial video per chapter. Then the chapter starts adding members! The top five chapters in two categories (3-5 members net gain and 6+ members net gain) will be selected to receive a "Chapter Branding Makeover" including a Chapter Branding Kit and an iPad Pro.This drive will continue through January 27th, so enter your chapter to start
drafting and win the big prize!!!
In addition to these prizes, any chapter in the BNI Louisiana or Mississippi regions that adds three or more members by the end of the calendar year (December 31st) will receive a stand up
chapter banner to display at meetings and other events.
Please check your Leadership Team for more information!
Tracey Franzel Lassere
This month's spotlight member is Tracey Franzel Lassere, a mortgage broker with Assurance Financial. She is based in Lafayette, LA, and is licensed in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. She offers home purchase and refinance products, including conventional, rural development, FHA and VA. She was just promoted to Lafayette Branch Manager starting January 1st. Tracey has been a member for over 5 years and is currently a member of Hub City in Lafayette. During her membership, she has served as Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Visitor Host, Education Coordinator, and currently as the chapter's President. At the recent Fall Leadership Conference, Tracey was recognized by her chapter as the Notable Networker and she earned an award for the most referrals (135) in the Lafayette region. Congratulations, Tracey.
Click here to find out more about this outstanding member.
GNO Elite in the New Orleans region is this month's spotlight chapter. With 50 members currently, this chapter earned Gold Medallion status last year for maintaining 40 or more members. In the past year, GNO Elite passed 2,000 referrals, hosted over 250 visitors, conducted almost 2,000 One-to-ones, and reported $1,897,785 in closed business.
At the recent Leadership Team Conference, GNO Elite was recognized as a Membership Extravaganza qualifying chapter, earned the Chapter Traffic Light award for 6 months with a green light rating, and celebrated its second year as a million dollar chapter (almost $2 million!). Under the guidance of President Rufus Cressend, Vice President Lauren Checki, Secretary/Treasurer Raina Casbon-Kelts, Chapter Ambassador Jodi Archer, Chapter Director Consultant Chris Garcia, and Chapter Area Director Consultant Janet Blohowiak, GNO Elite meets for Thursday breakfasts at Mizado in New Orleans.
Visit the GNO Elite chapter website here.