Best Networkers In Town (BNIT) is a group of business leaders and entrepreneurs in Sonoma County who are working to support one another in growing our businesses. We provide a positive & structured environment to develop relationships with other local professionals that result in the exchange of quality business referrals.
…and See How We Could Impact Your Business…
Increase Your Sales
Substantially increase your business revenues through high quality local referrals.
Meet Local Leaders
BNIT’s members are the best in their respective industry in the North Bay. Their high level networks can become your network.
Free Expert Advice
Through our contact sphere networks, members have access to experts that can assist with strategies for marketing, financing and business growth.
Access to our exclusive programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.
Give Back To The Community
As our members work to support one another, we participate in community outreach with non-profits and community groups throughout Sonoma County.
We Have a Great Time!
Our chapter is famous for the fun, positivity and humor within our meetings. Referring millions of dollars in businessis easy when your relationships go beyond just business!
Visiting is the first step in finding your new referral partners! We are always looking for positive and energetic professionals committed to growing their businesses.
Consider the following:
- BNI membership is exclusive. Only one person from each professional specialty is permitted to join a chapter.
Come check us out on any Friday and see for yourself. We have a lot of fun yet we’re serious about business!
My business has doubled in the 3 years since I joined BNIT. Through the growth of member referrals and the expert business growth advice I’ve received – BNIT was pivotol to that growth.
~Ashley Rader, Web Designer with RAD Web Marketing
Joining BNIT has been a great business decision for me and our company. In just over two years, referrals from BNIT now account for ~20% of our business and the relationships I’ve built have been invaluable.
~Nolan Lowry, Social Media Marketing with Resonate
Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30 AM
(until we can meet in person again!)
Bennett Valley Golf Course
3328 Yulupa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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.