How can I get invited as a visitor to a BNI meeting?
To ensure you have a productive visit it is best to be an expected guest. This can be done in a number of ways. One way is to contact our regional office and have us notify the chapter that you will be visiting. Please contact the BNI NOVA Southoffice at (703) 861-8119, email us. You can also be invited by a BNI member or search the chapters and register on the chapter page directly.
Where can I get a BNI Membership Application?
When you visit a chapter that you want to join, click on the APPLY NOW button on the chapter meeting page. Once you complete and sign the application electronically, it will automatically be submitted to the chapter the following morning for processing. Payment is not required until your application has been approved. If you have any questions about the application, please contact the Vice President of the chapter.
How can I find out more about Joining BNI?
The best way to find out about joining BNI is to visit a chapter. By visiting a local chapter you will be able to experience the culture and structure of a BNI meeting. You will also get to know the business people involved in the chapter. If the group would be a good fit for your business and your business category is open, you may apply for the position at the meeting.
You should note that some professions (particularly residential Realtors, financial advisors, P and C Insurance and mortgage brokers) may find it difficult to locate a chapter or forming group with an opening for their business category.
To find out how we can assist you to start your own chapter, contact the BNI NOVA South office at (703) 861-8119 or email us. We will be delighted to speak with you about the development of a new chapter.
Leslie Hutchison, BNI NOVA South Region Executive Director