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BNI (Business Network International) Mississippi's purpose is to help businesses large and small, grow their business and make more money! BNI's culture is built upon the philosophy of "Givers Gain"This is a culture of caring about giving business, professional development and building consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationships

BNI helps members develop a structured, positive, and professional referral marketing program which provides them the opportunity to:

a. Gain new business.
b. Receive business education.
c. Improve business networking skills with positive business people.
d. Speak about business before an audience of positive, like-minded business owners.

First Time Visitors. The best way to find out about BNI is to visit a chapter.  If you are a first time visitor, please call (504) 834-5264click here to send an email or click here to find out more about how to visit and join a chapter. If you are interested in starting a new chapter, you will also find the information on the process and who to contact.

BNI Mississippi member spotlight
Jude Heath

Jude Heath

Jude Heath, a CPA and owner of J. Heath and Co., is this month's Spotlight Member. Jude joined BNI in 2008 and has been a powerful force since then. He has served in several capacities for the chapter leadership team: Mentor Coordinator, Secretary/Treasurer and President several times. He has also served as an Ambassador to other chapters as well as a Director Consultant. 

This past month, Jude was recognized as a Platinum Club Member for sponsoring 21 members in the past five years. He was also recognized for having a Traffic Light score of 100 for the past 12 months. Finally, he received an award for the "Most Closed Business" in the New Orleans region, over $1.5 million. 

As the president of the New Orleans Wealth in Networking chapter several years ago, Jude helped to increase the chapter from 18 to 50 members in one year, leading it to become a Gold Medal Chapter. 

Click here to find out more about this outstanding member.

  BNI Mississippi chapter spotlight
Million Dollar Chapters

This month's Spotlight Chapter includes all chapters that were recently recognized as Million Dollar Chapters during the Fall Leadership Training and Awards Banquets. Since tracking this elite group status a few years ago, the number of chapters who have earned this prestige has grown significantly. This achievement is determined by the closed business reported and entered into BNIConnect. The more closed business you report, the more successful you are and the more valuable your membership is. The following is a list of all these outstanding chapters:

Greater Baton Rouge Region: BNI By ReferralAscension Producers of BNIBNI ConnectorsLivingston Leaders BNIPremier BNIRed Stick BNITrade Wins, and YES BNI
Greater New Orleans Region: GNO EliteWealth In NetworkingNorthshore NetworkersNorthshore Original BNI, and Slidell Team BNI.

Lake Charles: BNI Founders

Lafayette: Vermilion 

Shreveport: Elite BNI

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