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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 5.4 million referrals resulting in 6.5 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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How Are You Doing?


April is the beginning of the Member Extravaganza, so how are you doing? How many visitors have you brought to your meeting? In trying to fill those important seats in your chapter, you can earn a chance at an iPad or a 4-day/3-night trip to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina for a celebration breakfast and workshop with BNI Founder Dr. Ivan Misner. Get busy inviting and get busy winning. You may get awarded for your efforts, but your chapter and its members will be the real winners when your chapter grows and the meetings are the most productive they can be!  

Esther Livaccari

Esther Livaccari, this month's spotlight member, has just renewed her membership for the 13th year. This long term member of Slidell BNI Founders has been very active in her chapter as President, Vice President several times, Secretary/Treasurer, and Membership Committee. Esther owns her own accounting firm, Esther M. Livaccari, Inc., which specializes in tax and accounting for small business and individual clients.  As an enrolled agent, she handles tax problems with the IRS.  For business clients, she determines the particular needs of a business and prepares financial statements, sales tax and quarterly payroll reports.  Her company strives to achieve an ongoing and proactive relationship with clients and encourage tax planning.  

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BNI Slidell Founders

This month's chapter spotlight is BNI Slidell Founders. This chapter launched in 2003 and currently has 21 members. In the past year, the members have passed over 900 referrals, hosted 164 visitors, conducted 264 One-to-ones, and reported almost a million dollars in closed business. BNI Slidell Founders meet Wednesday mornings under the guidance of President Wendy Maness, Vice President Esther Livaccari, Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Schellinger, Ambassador David Buelle, Director Consultant Lane Holmes and Area Director Consultant Janet Blohowiak.


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