May 21, 2014


The BNI Rushmore Chapter has been a chapter in Rapid City since May 2007.  

They meet at the Dahl Art Center on Thursdays from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  

The chapter is in the Green in Chapter Traffic Lights, and the following are some key success factors for the Rushmore Chapter:

  • Their current chapter size is 36, an increase of 4 members in the last six months.
  • The chapter achieved Bronze Chapter status in November 2012.
  • The members average 1.37 referrals/week/member.
  • The chapter’s retention is at 77%, which is above our Region’s average.

What is your #1 goal as a chapter?   
  • To reach 1 million dollars in closed business by October 2014.

What is your chapter's key to success?  
  • We strive to balance structure with flexibility.  If we are not flexible we would break.  However, we have to balance that with structure in order for us to remain a strong chapter.  Having a group of leaders that can differentiate between times we need to be flexible and structured keeps our chapter successful. 

What is your favorite chapter meeting stimulant?  
  • We occasionally host traveling meetings where we caravan to the businesses of three members. We tour their facilities as a group to get a more in depth information about their business.

How do you keep the FUN in FUNdamentals?  
  • We love our monthly social events.  Our members host monthly card nights at their homes.  We rotate houses for a night of socialization, food and games.  It keeps us connected with each other on a higher level.  Plus it’s entertaining for all who attend!

Here is a link to pictures of our meeting: