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Allen G. Yokers

1942 - 2015

We say Goodbye to Allen Yokers, a wonderful friend and BNI Director. Allen’s BNI accomplishments were many. His tenure in the organization was from 2004 to 2015 starting out as an Ambassador and then quickly escalating to a Director. He supported the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for several years in which he helped in the growth of that franchise. Allen supported multiple chapters around the state as well. Allen’s personality and love for helping people resonated throughout. We thank you for your dedication and friendship and you will be missed!

David M. Zemer, Executive Director & Regional Staff

BNI Tri-State Network LLC.



BNI Wisconsin & U.P. Michigan

Our members invite you to experience the entrepreneurial spirit of BNI Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan.

Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals.BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.

Last year Members of BNI passed 5.4 million referrals, which generated over $6.5 Billion dollars worth of business for each other! BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of marketing 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!

It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of "what goes around, comes around." If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!!

Interested in Chapter Placement? Let our chapter placement specialists find a chapter for you.

Please contact: Chapter Placement         

Interested in starting a new BNI chapter?

Please contact: start a chapter 

Regional Statistics

2014 BNI Visitors YTD : 878

2014 BNI Member Referrals YTD: 25,438     

2014 BNI Member Gross Revenue YTD: $74,192,227

Be sure to visit this website often and watch the BNI Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan statistics grow!

What's BNI?:

BNI is the world's largest business referral organization with over 6,677 Chapters throughout every populated continent in the world.  Last year, members of BNI passed over 5.4 million referrals which generated over $6.5 billion (U.S.) worth of business for each other.To learn more, check out the world headquarter's website www.bni.com and click on About BNI.



Interested in visiting a newly forming Chapter? Check out where we are currently forming new chapters.

   2015 Chapter Levels

Gold 40+

Silver 30+



BNI Badger - 47

BNI EPIC Referrals - 45

BNI Networking On The Water-41


BNI Business Builders - 38

BNI Fox West - 38

BNI R.O.C.K.S. - 37

BNI CentraNet- 36

BNI Hub City - 35

BNI Mining for Business - 34

BNI Optimal Networkers - 34

BNI Networking Professionals - 34

BNI Business Empire - 32

BNI Network De Noc- 32

BNI Referral Rainmakers - 31

BNI Greater Lakes of Walworth - 31

BNI Coulee Referral Connection - 30





Contact Dave Zemer
Executive Director
 Office: 1-888-531-3494
 Fax: 1-888-531-3495



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