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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!

Click here to learn more and find out for yourself why Givers Gain.

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Time To Grow! 

Membership Extravaganza has started...have you? Invite visitors and add eight new members to your chapter by May 26 to qualify. 

Every sponsoring member in a qualified chapter will be entered to win a cruise out of New Orleans. To make this year's competition a little sweeter, there will be one winner for every four chapters that qualify. Growing your chapter and winning a cruise...what do you have to lose? A larger chapter is proven to increase the referrals passed and the business closed exponentially. 

How can you make this happen for your chapter
and for you?
 Invite. Invite some more. Invite every week! You and your chapter are what will impress visitors. They have to see the system in action to know how truly beneficial
BNI can be for them. 

Don't keep BNI a secret. Spread the word!

                       Kristal Howell

This month's spotlight member is Kristal Howell of the Baton Rouge BNI Apex chapter. Kristal sells internet advertising for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge and in her three years as a member, Kristal has helped to serve her chapter and spark its growth. She has served as vice president and is the current president. The Apex chapter members and their meeting location was affected by the flooding in Baton Rouge last fall. Kristal became president shortly after and has worked tirelessly to bring her chapter back to the strong and successful chapter it was while embodying the philosophy of Givers' Gain. 

Click here to find out more about this spotlight member.

Slidell Team BNI

This month's Spotlight Chapter is Slidell Team BNI in Slidell, Louisiana. This productive chapter began almost 10 years ago and currently boasts 34 members for which they have earned silver medallion status. 

Slidell Team BNI earned the Million Dollar Chapter status and banner this past year as well as the Green Light award for three green chapter ratings. They also earned recognition for the Most Referrals (1,001) and the Most Closed Business ($1,223,688) in the Slidell region.

Under the guidance of President Joani Jacob, Vice President David Buelle, Secretary/Treasurer Julie Wood, and Chapter Area Director Janet Blohowiak, Slidell Team BNI meets for breakfast on Thursdays at NOLA Southern Grill Lagniappe Room. Check out this amazing chapter here!

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