At the BNI Network Exchange chapter you can expect an engaged, supportive, energetic group of professionals. This has been said many time over about the ‘vibe’ of our chapter. We are welcoming to visitors and you can expect to be impressed by the level of expertise BNI Network Exchange members have to offer!
Be ready to talk about your business, with a short 45 second ‘infomerical’ about what you do and who you are. Members are interested in getting to know how connections with visitors can be mutually beneficial. Also, don’t forget to bring your business cards!
Meetings are high spirited and run according to a structured agenda. Arrive on time always so you don’t miss out on any opportunities for networking.
You’re the Expert
Only one person from each profession specialty is allowed to join a chapter of BNI, eliminating the possibility of competition among our members. When you join a chapter, you are the sole representative of your field and can develop relationships with others in the chapter as their go-to person for your services.
Respect Your Craft
The businesses our members represent are their full-time occupations, ensuring they are able to position themselves as resources and experts in their field.
The most successful chapters of BNI are comprised of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another.
Attendance is critical for members to best cultivate relationships with others in their chapter. Members are allotted three absences in a six-month period and can send a substitute in their place to avoid an absence. Outside of the weekly 90-minute meetings, members are encouraged to build relationships with other members by having One-to-Ones, opportunities to get to know another member and get a deeper look at another’s business.
Members pay an annual membership fee which gives them access to 52 networking meetings a year, professional development opportunities, experiences to help them become better business people, podcasts, newsletters and more. Individual chapters may also set annual or monthly dues to cover the cost of the meeting space, refreshments and outside, member-only activities.