BNI - Chicago

BNI - Chicago The Largest and Most Successful Referral Networking Organization in the World. The BNI organization works by creating a group of people from various industries and encouraging regular passing of referrals. *Each chapter allows one person per occupational classification, and prospective members must be approved via an application process. *BNI's philosophy is "Givers Gain" - members are expected to focus on giving referrals to other members to build relationships and receive referrals in return. *BNI draws a distinction between a "referral" and a "lead."
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A lead is contact information for a prospect for a member's business, while a referral occurs only when the prospect has already expressed interest in the business in question, and is ready to be contacted by the referred BNI member. *Chapters have specific rules regarding required attendance in order to cultivate the relationships needed to create a comfort level in referring business. *Chapters track the monetary amount of passed business in order to prove the value of the financial and time commitment.

Mission: Giver's Gain.

Operating as usual

BNI - Chicago
05/18/2020

BNI - Chicago

Do you have a success story?? Share it with Ivan!
03/25/2020

Do you have a success story?? Share it with Ivan!

bni online™ Success Stories

I am asking everyone who has used bni online™ to comment on how it has worked for them. Share below a short success story using bni online™ by Thursday night.

I will be recording a Special BNIPodcast on Friday to play next week and I am looking for bni online™ success stories. If you post something here, you are giving me permission to use it.

All of our #BNIChicago Meetings have gone virtual! How is your business adapting to keep in touch?
03/24/2020

All of our #BNIChicago Meetings have gone virtual! How is your business adapting to keep in touch?

Grow Your Business in Any Situation with bni online™! A Membership in BNI offers many trainings and resources to help you succeed in any environment. Now more than ever, grow your network with bni online™! #BNINowMoreThanEver #bnionline

03/17/2020
Ivan Misner

BNI Chicago chapters have joined the rest of the BNI world and are moving to virtual meetings. Members, please share!

Special Video Announcement

I have a special announcement regarding the rollout of “bni online™” which is being released globally to address the current health issue. All BNI members should watch this special video announcement. #bniOnline

You stay healthy and we’ll help you stay successful.

https://youtu.be/sbwLRGi7G3g

BNI - Chicago
01/05/2016

BNI - Chicago

Ivan Misner
11/30/2015

Ivan Misner

Holiday Networking Tips:
Ask good questions.

From the CEO to intern level, people love to talk about themselves.
Here are some suggested conversation starters:

How did you get started?
What's 2016 going to look like for you?
What were some of the challenges with. . . ?
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Have you read any books by Ivan Misner lately?
What is the best present you ever received?
My favorite is: How can I help you?

Please "Like" and "Share" these tips with your BNI chapters.
I would love to read your comments and suggestions

11/18/2015

BNI Chicago would like to welcome its two newest chapters, BNI- Cultivating Success located in Beverly and BNI- Legacy located in River North. Congrats on two excellent Kick Offs!

10/26/2015

We would like to congratulate our newest chapter BNI 5 Star on a very successful Chapter Kick Off. Our BNI 5 Star chapter is located in Lincoln Park and would love to show you how BNI can help grow your business!

09/21/2015

We would like to welcome our newest chapter - BNI P.O.W.E.R. to the Chicago region! Congratulations on a great launch! Our newest chapter is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois. If you'd like to learn more about this chapter please email us here at the office for more information.

09/21/2015

We would like to welcome our newest chapter - BNI P.O.W.E.R. to the Chicago region! Congratulations on a great launch! Our newest chapter is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois. If you'd like to learn more about this chapter please email us here at the office for more information.

06/29/2015

Congrats to our Integrity Networking Group for an outstanding Visitors Day! They had around 40 visitors all experiencing and learning the philosophy of Giver's Gain.
Interested in attending a BNI chapter meeting to see what it's all about? Call or email us here at the office for more information!

06/08/2015

Congrats to our Windy City Connections chapter, on a very successful Visitors Day last week. They had 23 visitors and are receiving plenty of positive results! Want to join in on the positivity? Let BNI Chicago show you how!

Here we have our Executive Director, Rachel Cherny(middle), with the lovely Executive Directors from Arizona(left) and C...
05/08/2015

Here we have our Executive Director, Rachel Cherny(middle), with the lovely Executive Directors from Arizona(left) and California(right), at the National Directors Conference in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia. This years conference was truly inspiring and we cannot wait to see what this years International Conference has in store!

Looking to grow your business through referrals? Check out BNI Chicago! Last year our chapters passed millions of dollar...
04/28/2015
Business Networking Referral Organization Groups | BNI Chicago | Andersonville, Lakeview, Oak...

Looking to grow your business through referrals? Check out BNI Chicago! Last year our chapters passed millions of dollars in referrals! If you'd like to learn more on how BNI will help grow your business check out our website and visit any of our Chicago chapters.
http://bnichicago.com/

Business Network International BNI Chicago Loop helps members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional word-of-mouth program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professional

04/24/2015
300 Members!

300 Members!

BNI Chicago now has 300+ members networking together every week, passing referrals, and helping to grow each others businesses through the philosophy of Giver's Gain!

Looking to grow your business in 2015? Visit a local BNI chapter! www.bnichicago.com
01/18/2015
BNI Chicago Loops - Home

Looking to grow your business in 2015? Visit a local BNI chapter! www.bnichicago.com

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…

BNI was founded 30 years ago by Ivan Misner - we now have 170,000 members worldwide. Find out why BNI is the largest and...
01/18/2015
Episode 388: 30 Years and a New Beginning

BNI was founded 30 years ago by Ivan Misner - we now have 170,000 members worldwide. Find out why BNI is the largest and most successful networking organization of it's kind in the world.

http://www.bnipodcast.com/2015/01/07/30-years-new-beginning-bni/

2Synopsis January 8th marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of BNI, and today Dr. Misner introduces the new CEO and an upcoming video series, “BNI Then and Now.” Graham Weihmiller recently served as the CEO of a 32-year-old nationwide franchisor of homecare services. While there, he was a foun…

02/08/2013

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Founded on January 1, 1985
02/08/2013

Founded on January 1, 1985

Founded in 1985, BNI now has over 6,000 chapters and more than 130,000 members throughout every populated continent worldwide. As the largest and most successful business referral organization in the world, BNI continues to lead the development of the referral marketing industry globally.

BNI - Chicago's cover photo
02/08/2013

BNI - Chicago's cover photo

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Chicago, IL
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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(312) 629-9500

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We would like to invite members from the Global BNI fraternity to our Multicultural Meeting - Spectrum. We are a chapter(BNI Elite, Jaipur North) based in the beautiful city of Jaipur, India. You may please register using the link below: https://bnionline.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-iqrTsvGNMxuZMJaOXv0aWxgXrj7mQj For more, details view this post on our page. https://www.facebook.com/BNI-Elite-Jaipur-North-2024898917625519/
Hi everyone. I am looking for a sub for our BNI 5 Star meet tomorrow. It is at 11:30 AM at the Goose Island Brewery in Lincoln Park. If anyone is interested in attending for me, please email me at [email protected]. It would be much appreciated and I would be happy to return the favor. Thanks in advance!