Feb 11, 2013

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: BIZ BOOSTERS


The BNI Biz Boosters Chapter has been a chapter in Lincoln, NE since February 1, 2001.  They meet at Hy-Vee (5010 O Street) on Tuesdays from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.  The following are some key success factors for the Biz Boosters Chapter:
    •  In the last 6 months, the chapter has conducted 776 One:to:One’s, which averages 21.45 per member
    • The chapter averages over 1 referral per member per week
    • They average over 1 visitor per member over the last 6 months 




What is your #1 goal as a chapter?  We feel the #1 goal for every chapter should be to develop and pass as much closed business to as many chapter members as possible.  We also would like to develop each member to become at least a yellow on their personal stoplights, with the intent to strive to get to a green by the end of the year.

What is your chapter's key to success?  Our chapter’s success stems from the fact that we truly believe in the philosophy that "givers gain", and every member regardless of their experience level with the chapter has bought in and committed themselves to this principle.  We also push ourselves to make 1-2-1's a priority making us more knowledgeable of our members and the referrals they would like to receive.

What is your favorite chapter meeting stimulant?  To anyone who has ever visited or been a part of our chapter you are well aware that our chapter energy level and enthusiasm runs at a high level regardless of the material.  No stimulants required! 

How do you keep the FUN in FUNdamentals?  Because of our chapters emphasis on 1-2-1's we have become an incredibly close knit group, allowing us to have a relaxed atmosphere while still letting us be in tune with what each other is looking for to increase business.  We also coordinate gatherings outside of our weekly meetings that allow us to increase member rapport.