Internationally the organization generated 6.9 million referrals for member businesses in 2011 alone, which generated over $3.1 Billion worth of business for members.
BNI was founded in 1985 by Ivan Misner, Ph.D, author of The World's Best Known Marketing Secret, Seven Second Marketing, Business by Referral, Masters of Networking and Masters of Success. "Our style of networking is based on the philosophy of 'givers gain' - if I help you, then you'll help me, and we'll all do better business, " says Misner.
BNI is holding the Visitors' Day for the Elite Chapter on October 4, 2012 at 8:00 am at Granite City Zona Rosa in Kansas City's Northland.
Anyone interested in attending is welcome to come. For more information about BNI, please visit the BNI website at http://www.bni.com