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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BNI Membership Blitz
During the Membership Blitz, four chapters increased their memberships by three or more members before the end of 2016. Golden Triangle Business Connections increased by three, New Orleans Wealth in Networking increased by three, and Baton Rouge By Referral increased by four. But special recognition goes out to Jackson Movers & Shakers for an outstanding eight new members within two months. Each of these chapters will receive a stand up chapter banner to display at meetings and events.
But the fun is not over.
The national Membership Blitz continues through
January 27th. Continue adding those members now!!!!
This month's spotlight goes to one of the big winners at the recent Leadership Training and Awards Luncheon. Nick West, a member of the Shreveport Elite chapter, is a partner at Hemingway West, LLC.
In his website, software and mobile app design business, he focuses on providing exceptional consulting and design services which meet and exceed his clients' needs. He offers an extensive range of services while providing many refined avenues to help his clients achieve their goals. Although he only joined the BNI Elite chapter a little over two years ago, he has contributed much to his chapter's success and has been recognized for his contributions.
Elite was recognized as a million dollar chapter and as a chapter with a green light rating for seven months last year. Nick was honored by his chapter as the Notable Networker for the second year in a row. He also earned the award for the most visitors (28) in his region. The more than 150 referrals that Nick passed and 70 One-to-Ones that he conducted helped his chapter earn the awards for most referrals and most One-to-Ones in the region. Congratulations to Nick for his powerful contribution to his chapter and his success!
You can find out more about Nick here.
JX BNI Movers & Shakers
This month's spotlight chapter is BNI Movers & Shakers in Jackson, Mississippi. This chapter launched almost two months ago but has made impressive strides so far. During their brief tenure, the 37 members have passed almost 100 referrals, hosted over 80 visitors, conducted more than 70 one-to-ones, and reported over $35,000 in closed business.
BNI Movers & Shakers is the first Hall of Fame chapter in the region, that is, having launched with a minimum of 35 members within two weeks. Under the guidance of President Marquis Arterberry, Vice President Ben Walker, Secretary/Treasurer Michael Torres, Director Consultant Toby Riley, and Area Director Consultant Zetella Gooch, the BNI Movers & Shakers meet for breakfast on Wednesdays in the Bol restaurant of the Walter Sillers Building.
If you want to find out more about this powerful new chapter, visit their website here.