We would love to meet you and learn about your business! If you already know a member of our group, please ask them to invite you to a meeting — they will be glad to have you come as their guest. If you don’t know anyone yet, please contact our team.
What to do before the meeting: Prepare a 60-second “elevator speech” that includes a basic description of your business, what you do, and possibly what your customers like about your product/services, or what specific kind of customer works best for you. Bring 30 to 40 business cards. Arrive early so you have time to network with members and other guests.
We are actively growing our chapter. The following professions are currently at the top of our “most wanted” list, though they are by no means the only ones that we are looking for:
- Commercial Real Estate
- General Contractor
- Hair Stylist
- Lawn Care/Landscaper
- Personal Trainer
- Pest Control
- Sign Company
- Travel Agent
Don’t see your profession listed? That’s okay! We welcome anyone looking to grow their business by building strong relationships with others. We always say “It’s not the business, it’s the person!” In other words: anyone, in any business, can be successful in BNI.
During the meeting: When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our Visitor Host, who will check you in, give you a name badge, and introduce you to members and other guests. You’ll have time to do some open networking before the meeting begins. After the meeting starts, we will pass business cards, present our sales manager moments, watch a presentation from one of the members, and give referrals and testimonials. (For more information, see A Typical BNI Meeting.)
Following the meeting: We usually make additional time for networking when the meeting has ended. If you think you might like to join, or if you would just like some additional information, we encourage you to speak with a member of our Membership Committee, the President, or another member of the Leadership Team. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can give you an application to join. As a visitor, you are allowed to visit our chapter two times before deciding if our group is a good fit for your business, and vice versa. There is NEVER an obligation to join.