Jan 16, 2013

REGIONAL NEWS - 2012 YEAR-END REVIEW

by Executive Directors: Kris & Vince Vigneri

We saw many milestones in 2012 but the underlying theme across our area was over growth of our members businesses. While we closed the year with Small Business Stimulus Week, we opened the year with a visit from BNI's Founder and Chairman, Ivan Misner, Ph.D.. This was his first visit to our region and the topic focused around the promotion of his latest book, Business Networking and Sex (not what you think)


In addition to these events, we had a great golf outing thanks to the BNI Tuesday at the Top Chapter that benefited Mourning Hope and our BNI Heartland Annual Awards, which was well represented by over two-thirds of our chapters.

Most importantly BNI Heartland members saw an increase in their business...after all BNI is about Business, right? Here are some great numbers you should know from 2012.... 


BNI Heartland Members passed over 30,000 referrals, up from 20% year over year...
These referrals generated over $17.1 Million for BNI Heartland Members, up over 43%...
Making the average referral worth $559, up over 17%...
Putting over $21,000 in their pockets from their BNI membership, up over 10%...
AMAZING ROI: over 5000%