Starting a new BNI Chapter is a rewarding experience for all involved as the charter members get to know all the new members as they come into the system. Charter members tend to receive more referrals from the beginning and build credibility from the inception of a core chapter to the launch. Our region currently has 22 active chapters and passes millions of dollars in closed business from referrals each month.
In an average year, we receive 12-20 requests to open a chapter but most aren't willing to do the necessary work to cross the finish line. We are looking to start 6-8 new BNI chapters per year in the BNI Founding Region. Each chapter will launch at 20+ members in 12 weeks.
Before letting us know you are interested, we want you to go through the following list to make sure you are the right candidate to start a chapter. Please answer all questions truthfully.