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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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Growing and Growing!

We're almost at the end of Member Extravaganza and many chapters have benefitted from the increase of members. A growing chapter means growing business for you! To conclude this successful period, we will be hosting a BNI social for all members. This social is to congratulate members for their efforts and welcome new members to the organization. This event will be held on June 11th at Treo's in New Orleans. There will be a live drawing for the members who qualify for the iPad and the 4-day/3-night trip to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina for a celebration breakfast and workshop with BNI Founder Dr. Ivan Misner. Check the events calendar on the website for more information.

We hope to see you there!  

Jovan Payton

Jovan Payton of Protection One Security Systems, this month's spotlight member, became a member four years ago. During his tenure as a member of the GNO Elite BNI chapter, he has served as a Visitor Host, Mentor Coordinator, Ambassador, Chapter Director Consultant and on the Membership Committee. 

Click here to get more information about or to contact Jovan.

BNI Catalyst

This month's chapter spotlight is BNI Catalyst in the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi. This chapter launched late last year and currently has 17 members and growing! Since their inception, the members have passed over 150 referrals, hosted 35 visitors, conducted 68 One-to-ones, and reported $69,000 in closed business. BNI Catalyst meets Thursday mornings at McElroy's on the Bayou in Ocean Springs under the guidance of President Leslie Kelley, Vice President Nancy Pope, Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Reynolds, Ambassador Lauren Drummond, and Director Consultant VH McDaniel. 


Click here for more information about this new and expanding chapter!

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