Community Organizations: Business Networking International (BNI)

I am a longtime member of BNI.  I was a member of BNI for over 5 years in Manhattan before moving home to Illinois.  BNI stands for Business Networking International and it a great way to build a referral network for long-term sustainable growth in your business.  I’m currently in a start-up BNI chapter in Champaign and we are looking to recruit a financial advisor, attorneys in different practice areas (e.g., personal injury, criminal law, bankruptcy, traffic law), an accountant, and people in the health and wellness sphere.


I love BNI.  The purpose of BNI is to have a “Giver’s Gain” mentality and to refer business to others in hopes that they will return the business to you.  It is a perfect way to propel organic business growth in the community.

Do you have BNI in your community?  If so, I would love to hear your take on the organization.

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