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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!

Click here to learn more and find out for yourself why Givers Gain.
 


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Resolutions Abound

  
If you're like most people, you've made a few New Year's resolutions. And if you're like most people, you may have already given some of those up. But the most successful businesses make resolutions all year round. To make a resolution work, you must repeat the action or behavior over and over until it becomes a natural habit. Call and invite visitors to every meeting you attend.
If you believe that BNI is contributing to your business success, don't you want to share it with others? At your meetings, schedule a few one-to-ones and follow those up with qualified referrals. And never forget to include a thank-you-for-closed-business.
This year, instead of making resolutions, make habits.
They might just last longer and lead to more success!

Sheila Cavanaugh

Sheila Cavanaugh, a chiropractor at Cavanaugh & Raiford Chiropractic, is this month's member spotlight. She has been an outstanding member of New Orleans BNI Founders for over seven years. She has served as Vice President for three years, Membership Committee for two years, Visitor Host for one year and is currently the Growth Coordinator for her chapter. She has been an active participant and positive contribution to her chapter's success. 

Congratulations to Sheila, check out her BNI contact site here!

Hub City of Lafayette
 
Hub City of Lafayette, which launched in 2006, is this month's chapter spotlight. In the past year, the members of this chapter have passed over 550 referrals, hosted 28 visitors, conducted over 250 One-to-ones, and reported almost $130,000 in closed business. The 21 members meet for Wednesday breakfast at Ema's Café under the guidance of President Jessica Falls, Vice President Patrick Painter, Secretary/Treasurer Marty Domingue. Ambassador Maria Benoit, and Chapter Area Director Consultant Ann Shea. 
 
Click here to get more information about this vital chapter in the Southwest Louisiana area.

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