BNI was brought to Northern Indiana in late 1995 by Mark Botts, owner of Doors & Drawers, Inc. Doors & Drawers is a cabinet refacing company and Mark was looking for a referral organization that "worked", so his sales reps could participate and generate new business for the company.
Having seen BNI "work" in Toledo, Ohio Mark volunteered to become a BNI Director to start a couple of chapters in the area to benefit his refacing company, and it has! BNI also worked very well for other business professionals. The "couple of chapters" have now turned into 27 with almost 600 members in the Northern Indiana Region. BNI Works!
We Thank You for visiting our website. Hopefully the site will answer some questions you may have about the BNI system. We also know that the site will NOT give you the feel and excitement of an actual BNI meeting! For that you will need to attend a Chapter meeting and start building relationships.
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Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals.BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
Last year Members of BNI passed thousands of referrals, which generated over 4$ Billion dollars worth of business for each other! BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.
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!
It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of "what goes around, comes around." If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!!
In 2012, Business Network Int'l passed over 7.1 million referrals in 5500+ chapters with over 145,000 members in 50 countries resulting in more than $3.7 billion in business!
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