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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!

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The Member Extravaganza was a huge success!

Hopefully, you can see that success in the seats that have been filled in your own chapter. Now is a great time to implement and improve your referralbility with the new and continuing members in your chapter. Congratulations to the winners of the Member Extravaganza. Liz Reno of the Baton Rouge BNI TradeWinds chapter won the trip to South Carolina, Kiran Gullege of the New Orleans BNI Summit Select chapter won the iPad, and Cami Miller of Baton Rouge won the trip Director Consultant to South Carolina. 


It's Time to Lead... 


This is the month Director Consultants will begin working with chapters to slate the next Leadership Team. If you are interested in serving your chapter as a leader, please contact your Director Consultant as soon as possible. Serving on the Leadership Team is a great way to help your chapter achieve more success and build even stronger relationships with members.

Dave Smith

Dave Smith, a financial advisor with American Investment Professionals and this month's spotlight member, has been a member of BNI Northshore Originals since 2001. In his fourteen years as a member, Dave has served as President several times, Growth Coordinator, Mentor Coordinator, and a Chapter Director Consultant. Dave's focus is on retirement and estate planning.  He works with clients, their CPAs and legal advisors to develop a comprehensive plan that meets their needs and risk tolerance.  Some of his services include investments, investing, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance, long term care, retirement, estate planning, non-traded REITs, equity and commodity linked CD's, UIT's, ETF's. 


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BNI Slidell Noon Networkers

This month's spotlight chapter is Slidell Noon Networkers. The chapter began in 2011 and in the past year, this 22-member chapter has passed almost 1500 referrals, hosted over 125 visitors, conducted 433 one-to-ones and reported over $450,000 in closed business.  Under the guidance of President Michael Bell, Vice President Kelly Lutman, Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Jennings, Chapter Ambassador Dan Mesman, Chapter Director Consultant Lane Holmes, and Chapter Area Director Consultant Janet Blohowiak, Slidell Noon Networkers meets for lunch on Mondays at Creole Bagelry. 


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