HAPPY BIRTHDAY BNI
30 years ago, January 8th 1985 Dr. Ivan Misner put together about 20 people in a small coffee shop in Arcadia, California for the very first meeting of BNI. The organization was run from a small bedroom which was converted into an office inside of Ivan's house in La Verne, California.
Ivan mentioned, I am humbled by the fact that today the organization has over 7,000 chapters in 60 countries with over 170,000 members world-wide. In addition we have over 30 BNI staff at HQ and more than 3,000 BNI Directors and Director Consultants working for the organization!
Thank you for what you do.
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
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!
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
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
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