Jan 20, 2015


The first few months of the every year is always a busy time for our BNI Region and chapters! This year we moved our Annual Business Awards/Recognition Nights to February as a way to celebrate our members' achievements as well as a way to recognize International Networking Week, the first full week of February annually!

Have you submitted your vote for your chapter member of the year? Do so today as voting closes Sunday evening!!!

After voting for your chapter's Member of the Year, be sure to register to attend the event near you as well, to celebrate with your chapter!!! We will also be celebrating members who have been part of BNI for 5, 10, and 15 years, as well as regional leaders for referrals, CEUs, One-to-Ones, and Closed Business!!! This event is free to members that preregister, or $10 at the door. Guests are also welcome to register in advance for $10!!! Here are the dates, and links to register:

BNI Heartland Business Awards and Recognition Events

Part of our commitment to you is training! It is one of our Core Values that sets us apart, and we continue to identify what your chapter is in need of to provide value of our members. Upcoming training dates for Leadership Teams and Support Teams (all are listed on BNI Heartland's Event Calendar for you to register) :

Advanced Leadership Training

January 23 in Omaha and Lincoln
January 26 in Sioux Falls
February 16 in Rapid City*
March 27 in Omaha and Lincoln
March 30 in Sioux Falls
May 29 in Omaha and Lincoln
June 1 in Sioux Falls
August 28 in Omaha and Lincoln 
August 31 in Sioux Falls

* NOTE : February 16th will be a series of webinars, with specific times by leadership team position, and other dates will follow that training!

Over the past 8 years, one of the most important training sessions offered is the one that helps your chapter add business to those people you meet with weekly. As you can see, from the recent review, we continue to see our members increasing their business, and truly living up to one of our slogans: "Changing The Way The World Does Business!!!" Be sure to get on board today for this important offering and sign up for the event near you!

Special Event Coordinator Training

Two of BNI's goals are:
  1. to educate you the networking is more about "farming" than it is about "hunting"; it is about cultivating relationships, and 
  2. to better educate, guide, and inform you, our members, in the process of developing a referral marketing based business.
Both of these goals are met through the offerings above. Be sure to schedule these events as some of the most important networking can occur when you are seated with fellow members and even members of other chapters!