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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!

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It's Back to School We Go 

Although many of us have children that are returning to school this month, few of us consider going to go back to school ourselves. Education is one of the fundamentals of BNI and the reason that BNI is an international leader in the business community. You don't have to buy new notebooks and pencils, but seriously consider learning more about how to grow your own business.

Next month is the perfect chance to invest in your professional education. Your Leadership Team has been slated, and now it's time to train them to be the best leaders for your chapter. The new Leadership Team for each chapter will be required to attend the Leadership Conference in September.

Karl Steimle

Karl Steimle is this month's spotlight member. As a member of Westbank Crescent City Business Partners for the past three years, Karl has provided commercial bank services. He is employed by Chase Bank and assists customers with their business banking - lending, credit cards, merchant processing, and cash management services. He has served his chapter as a Vice President several times and Growth Coordinator as well. 

Please follow this link to contact Karl and find more information on him. 

BNI Northshore Originals

Northshore Originals is the spotlight chapter this month. Under the guidance of President Alvin Dupre, Jr., Vice President James Richardson, Secretary / Treasurer Nicholas Giambrone, Chapter Director Consultant Grady King, Jr., and Chapter Area Director Consultant Janet Blohowiak.  Northshore Original chapter has passed almost 700 referrals, hosted 81 visitors, and scheduled close to 200 One-to-ones. This 23-member group has earned recognition because in the past 12 months, this particular chapter passed $3,210,327! They meet Mondays for breakfast at N'Tini's. 

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