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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Springing into Action!
Recently, BNI Leadership Teams attended a training as a midterm review. You should feel the enthusiasm as spring jumps into summer, the renewed energy in your Leadership Team, and the Membership Extravaganza. If you haven't checked out the Successnet newsletter, please do and read this article called
It happened at the recent National Convention and it's something to be proud of. BNI always encourages Givers Gain in business, but this was a Givers Gain in the community. It is at the heart of every community and this was a good way for us to practice what we preach. Don't forget about reaching out in your own community and volunteering what you can to make a difference.
Michelle Miller, of Lake Charles BNI Founders, is this month's spotlight member. As a representative of Advanced Audio Video Technologies, she sells, services, and installs commercial grade sound systems, video projection systems, digital signage solutions, theatrical lighting, and CCTV security systems as well as rents sound and projection systems. Since she joined the Lake Charles chapter three years ago, she has played several crucial leadership roles. She has served as President, Vice President, and Visitor Host, and she is currently serving as Secretary Treasurer.
Click here to see Michelle's BNI profile and learn more about this outstanding member.
Shreveport BNI Lagniappe
Shreveport BNI Lagniappe launched almost two years ago and has made an impressive start. Under the guidance of President Rodney Crews, Vice President Jana Freeman, Secretary / Treasurer Teresa Weiland, Ambassador William Woods, Director Consultant Christina Copeland, and Area Director Consultant Ann Shea, BNI Lagniappe meets Mondays for lunch at Superior Steakhouse in Shreveport. In the past year, this hardworking chapter has passed over 450 referrals, hosted almost 100 visitors, conducted 434 One-to-ones, and reported $345,345 in closed business. Check out this chapter's website here for more information.