Best Networkers In Town (BNIT) is a dynamic group of like-minded professionals interested in growing their businesses. We provide a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the sole purpose of business development through the exchange of quality business referrals.
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Do You Have Any Questions?
Can anyone be a member of a chapter?
We only take one person per business specialty. So if you are a residential real estate person and we already have one, we can refer you to another Chapter, or we may work with you to open another Chapter. Of course, if you are a commercial real estate person, you could be eligible to participate in this chapter.
If I specialize in a field within my industry, am I expected to be an expert in all aspects of my industry?
BNI understands that many industries and professions are broad and that people often specialize. BNI does not expect, nor does it encourage, any person to participate in an area outside their expertise.
How do you know new members are reputable?
The application asks for references and each chapter has a Membership Committee that conducts reference checks. There are also interviews. It’s referral marketing, so before they even come to a meeting they have to have spoken to someone or been invited by someone in the group. Everyone has to have a sponsor, or one is assigned to them, and they interview them.
What occupations benefit the most from networking?
It is not the occupation, it is the individual. The occupation can be anything. If you’re focused and you have a dream and you’re willing to take action, you are the person we want in the group.
My profession does not let me directly solicit business. Is BNI still right for me?
BNI’s primary objective is to assist its members in ways to improve their business and to educate them concerning how they can effectively network. Business people get business when their expertise is known and others reach a comfort level with them. BNI provides a forum that allows members to meet other business peers who need to know effective and efficient business people.
What if a member gets a referral and does poor work?
We have a Code of Ethics and it’s the Membership Committee’s job to make sure it’s respected. It is imperative that anyone who gives a referral and finds out it was not satisfactorily handled must report that to the Membership Committee, who will investigate in a professional manner.