BPN Blog Archives

Social Hour Tonight at Houlihan's South!

Social Hour Tonight at Houlihan’s South!

Well, it's the moment we've all been waiting for!  Or at least Gary has.  April's Social Hour has arrived!  Tonight at 4:30pm, at Houlihan's South -- come out and enjoy ...
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Josh Jones of Linda's Flowers

Josh Jones, Linda’s Flowers

Our newest member, Josh Jones of Linda's Flowers, being inducted into Business Power Network on Tuesday by Chapter President Chris Jarratt.  It's obvious that Josh is going to fit right ...
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Business Power Network Closed Business Indicator

The Original And Still Going Strong!

Business Power Network Vice-President Brian Wilmsmeyer posing with the original lightning bolt -- still going strong in 2012!  Four and a half million in closed business in the last six ...
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Brian Standage, Holmes & Griffeth

Holmes & Griffeth Economic Update for April

Tuesday April 17, 2012 3:00pm Holmes & Griffeth, Inc. Economic Update with Brian Standage Join us for a discussion of the current conditions affecting our economy. In person at: The ...
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Andy Flint, HA Construction

Andy Flint, HA Construction

The overwhelmingly attractive Andy Flint educationalizing us on why he ALWAYS says 'Yes!' to your construction needs (even when his wife thinks he should have said 'no'). Turns out he knows ...
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March Social Hour!  Madness!

March Social Hour! Madness!

Top o' the mornin' to ya! Grab your basketballs and put on your green, it's March Social Hour time for Business Power Network! Meet us tonight at Springfield Brewing Company ...
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Sumits Hot Yoga, Our Newest Member

Sumits Hot Yoga, Our Newest Member

Yes, we know this picture looks like the Jolly Green Giant and the Two Dwarfs (to mix a fairy-tale metaphor), but it's really our newest member, Stephanie Lael of ...
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Flood Insurance - Are You Covered?

Flood Insurance – Are You Covered?

Cary Prater of Ollis & Co. looking fierce as he describes how he can hold his own in a jazz bar in Mexico... er, that is, how he can ...
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Jessica Turner being inducted into BPN

Jessica Turner, Send Out Cards

Our newest member, Jessica Turner of Send Out Cards, being inducted into Business Power Network by chapter President Chris Jarratt. Everyone needs to get Jessica on their 1-2-1 schedule as ...
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The Truth About Motivation And Drive

The Truth About Motivation And Drive

In light of today being Employee Appreciation Day, here's an interesting video about motivation from Dan Pink, the author of "Drive", that I found on another BNI chapter's Facebook page ...
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February Social Hour Tonight!

February Social Hour Tonight!

Fellow BPN'ers, guests, friends and family: It behooves me to announce that, yes, tonight once again marks that time of the month whence social gathering commences, jollity ensues, and liquid ...
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Holmes & Griffeth Economic Update

From the Nice Department II (Updated)

Upcoming BPN member-related events in the Springfield community... On Tuesday, January 24th, Holmes & Griffeth will hold their first Economic Update for 2012. This event is designed to educate and ...
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Several of our members are highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with activities designed to honor those dealing with this serious disease. Even though the month is half over, it's not ...
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BNI Is More Than Just A Referral Source

BNI Is More Than Just A Referral Source

A few years ago I joined BNI in an effort to grow my business through referrals and introductions, but what I realize now is that I got a whole lot ...
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Social Media Tips & Tricks

Social Media Tips & Tricks

Here is the complete list of Bee Social Tips-of-the-Day that were posted on the BPN Facebook page over the last few weeks. Because of the ephemeral nature of Facebook, I ...
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Passing The Torch

Passing The Torch

The 2010 – 2011 year is winding down and we will soon be passing the torch to the new leadership team. Looking back on this past year we have achieved ...
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Is Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool?

Is Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool?

A company can spend a fortune marketing and advertising, then one of their sales reps hands me a flimsy cheap-o business card. Now I’m left with a cheap-o impression. For ...
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So, Why Should I Attend The BNI Annual Conference?

So, Why Should I Attend The BNI Annual Conference?

As a member of BNI, you were first introduced to the power of BNI through mentoring and your MSP training. That basically was BNI 101. As the year progressed you ...
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BNI Annual Conference Coming Up on 09/30/2011

I am a BIG fan of BNI in the United Kingdom. I feel that they are ahead of the curve in many ways when it comes to what BNI chapters ...
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Tradeshow Networking, Part I

Tradeshow Networking, Part I

We all know that trade shows can be excellent places to network. Part I of this two-part series deals with how to network more effectively from behind the trade show ...
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