Visiting a chapter is the first step in finding your new referral partners.
Once you have visited a chapter that you believe will be a good fit for you, you can apply for membership with the Membership Committee of the chapter. This process involves filling out an application, submitting your payment, and an interview with the Membership Committee.
You can receive a paper application directly from the Membership Committee of the chapter that you are hoping to join.
Letter from the Executive Director
Thank you for your interest in BNI Greater Colorado Springs. BNI has more than 227,000 members in more than 70 countries, over 450 of whom are in Greater Colorado Springs chapters. Every BNI chapter member acts as a part of the marketing team for the other members of their chapter, with the aim of securing qualified business referrals for each other.
How to Find Out More About BNI
The best way to find out about 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.
How to Get Invited to a Local BNI Chapter
To insure that you have a welcomed visit it would be best to have you as an expected guest. This can be done a number of ways. You can be invited by a BNI member, or contact your local chapter's president directly, or contact the BNI Greater Colorado Springs Office.
How to find a Chapter with an Opening for Your Business
Click here to find Chapters which may have an opening for your profession.
You should note that some professions (particularly residential mortgage brokers, realtors, and financial advisors) may find it extremely difficult to locate a chapter or forming group with an opening for their business category. If you are interested in starting your own chapter, please contact the BNI Greater Colorado Springs office at (719) 266-8704. We would love to speak with you and provide information about starting a chapter.
BNI Greater Colorado Springs Executive Director