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My BNI Story

A familiar proverb says that necessity is the mother of invention. I have recently discovered that good things are also born out of aggravation. Some ladies in our “Flavius,” Kempten, Bavaria, chapter complained to me that the BNI stick-pins were damaging their clothes. “Can you come up with a safe and attractive alternative to the stick pin?” they asked me.

It was good timing. I had [...]


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John Madigan honors BNI in his new song, “Looking Out for You.”

I joined BNI because a friend asked me to come to a meeting. He is a business coach and a member of BNI. When I asked my friend for advice on my struggling entertainment business, he recommended BNI as a possible source of business. I went because I respected his opinion and needed a solution, as my business had suffered since the property bubble burst [...]


My BNI Story

Brooke Curtis, owner of the Hair Brewery, tells her story of how one BNI connection helped her dream come alive.  GO HERE to read her story.



My BNI Story

I move around. A lot. As the wife of a senior-level executive, I’ve supported my husband’s career climb through six geographic moves in 15 years. I chose life coaching as a profession, in part, because I can work with clients over the phone from anywhere in the world.

That works well for income, but not so well for building a powerful in-person network. What I really [...]


My BNI Story

When 21 year old Katie Eubanks started at Anytime Fitness in 2010, she was just looking for a job that would help her pay for school at the University of North Alabama.  She worked on a commission basis as a trainer, between attending classes and studying.  Her goal was to keep the amount of her student loans under $10,000.

And then something happened that made that [...]


I’m Connected
Business expansion to neighboring states made possible through BNI.

I’m a member of the Belleville, IL chapter as an Energy Consultant. My business Consultant suggested I expand my business to 5 states but gave me no instruction on how. Enter BNI. Because as members we are able to visit other chapters I have now expanded my business to Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, Ohio.

This expansion wouldn't have been possible without BNI. What is notable is [...]


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Why I’m a disciple of BNI.

I started selling insurance with my company in September, 2008. In October, 2008 I joined a local BNI group, and am still a member today and currently filling the VP role.  Last week I was in Mexico on an awards event/trip with my company.  I walked across the stage to receive four annual awards and recognition for achieving career milestones.

When I did the math, I [...]


My BNI Story
Why they joined and how they found success.

I became a BNI member in January 2006 when I launched my first chapter.  Like everyone else, I joined to grow my business.  I was young and hungry and needed referrals, but I soon learned that there were other benefits of becoming a BNI member.   A fundamental benefit was not only knowing more people, but having more people know me.   When out to dinner with [...]


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A crowd-pleasing jingle.

At a recent BNI Grapevine chapter meeting, BNI member Frank Fullin wrote lyrics and performed this jingle to the tune “Heard It through the Grapevine.”  It was quite memorable and a definite crowd pleaser!

Ooh, I bet you're wondering how I know
'Bout your plans to make your business grow
Some other guy that you knew before
Told you should sell door-to-door
It took me by [...]


My BNI Story

Having only been retired from military service for approximately two years, I have found few organizations that share similar values/attributes to the service with several exceptions. One such organization with similar attributes is BNI.

Since my introduction to the BNI organization by fellow veteran and BNI member of his own chapter, Daniel Borrero, I have seen in its members, discipline to their craft, esprit de corp [...]


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