Business Network International (BNI) is the world's largest professional business networking organization. It started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Founder CEO of Business Network International. BNI works through word-of-mouth advertising by providing the opportunity to share referrals with qualified business professionals you know and trust. BNI allows only one person per profession to join a chapter. Once you become a member, “you lock out your competition." Last year, members of BNI around the world passed thousands of referrals, generating millions of dollars worth of new business for one another. Meeting weekly in a structured, supportive environment allows all members the opportunity to improve their networking and communication skills.
The Rose City Chapter of BNI was founded in Norwich, CT, in April 2007. Since then, we have grown to become the largest and fastest-growing chapter in CT. Our chapter's motto is "Givers Gain." We all share a passion for our businesses and believe that by helping others succeed, we, in turn, will succeed.
Belonging to Rose City BNI is like having dozens of salespeople working for you because we all carry several of your business cards around with us. When we meet with someone who could use your products or services, we hand them your card and recommend your business. It's as simple as that! It's simple because it's based on the proven concept that “what goes around comes around." Networking requires commitment. The most successful BNI chapters are comprised of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another by building lasting relationships through continued mentoring and teamwork.