Welcome to BNI Mississippi!
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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Winners, Winners All Around!
Congratulations to all the winners at the recent Leadership Trainings. In addition to a new Leadership Team, each chapter that participated was awarded a Notable Networker and a Referral of the Year certificate. Several chapters also earned awards for most referrals, visitors, one-to-ones, and closed business. Over the next few months, we will highlight some of those members and chapters in this newsletter.
For details about all the winners in Mississippi, click here.
Everyone is a Winner!
This past year, the reported closed business for the Louisiana and Mississippi regions is more than $53.8 million.
Congratulations to all members!
Welcome to the following chapters who have joined the BNI community this past year:
- BNI Pulse, Gulf Coast Region of Mississippi
- BNI Vision Partners, Baton Rouge Region
- BNI Premier Connections, Golden Triangle Region of Mississippi
- Power Partners and Southern Business Development in Hattiesburg, Jackson Region
- Opportunity Unlimited, New Orleans Region
- Krewe de Referral, Northshore Region of Louisiana
This month's Spotlight Member from Slidell BNI Noon Networkers is Heidi Crouch of Tidy Heidi. Tidy Heidi provides residential and light commercial cleaning services as well as pressure washing.
A member since 2007, Heidi has served on the Membership Committee, as an Ambassador, as Vice President for many of her years, and is currently her chapter's Growth Coordinator.
At the recent Leadership Conferences, Heidi earned Referral of the Year and Notable Networker (for the second year in a row) for her chapter. She was also recognized for the Most Referrals passed and the Most One-to-ones conducted in the Slidell Region earning her chapter recognition in both of those areas. She is a valuable asset to her chapter and her region.
BNI Trade Wins Chapter
This month's Spotlight Chapter is
Trade Wins located in Hammond, Louisiana. Although the chapter launched two years ago, it has quickly developed into an impressive chapter. The 32 members of Trade Wins recently won recognition at the Leadership Conference for being a $1 Million Chapter, Green Traffic Light Chapter, and Membership Extravaganza Qualifying Chapter. In the past year, the members of this chapter have passed almost 800 referrals, hosted over 100 visitors, conducted more than 1,200 One-to-ones, and reported $2,398,732 in closed business. Under the guidance of President Rick Sedberry, Vice President Liz Reno, Secretary/Treasurer Teresa Landry, Director Consultant Casey Gunn. and Area Director Consultant Joshua Henderson, Trade Wins meets for breakfasts on Thursdays.
Click here to visit this outstanding chapter.