Monthly Newsletter

What's Happening in Our Region

Congratulations BNI Central Maryland for creating $751,198 in Thank You For Closed Business in the month of July 2020!


A Big THANK YOU to the biggest givers in our region, who gave the most in Thank You For Closed Business in July 2020.

BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Brendan McKay  $   33,740.00
BNI Networking Partners Lane Hornfeck  $   26,835.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Patrick Durbin  $   25,799.00
BNI Networking Partners Todd Bornstein  $   18,835.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Marc Sushner  $   15,659.00
BNI Bethesda Business  Steven Feys  $   18,557.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Heath Graves  $   17,250.00
BNI Business Referral Alliance Richard Prigal  $   14,103.00
BNI Business Referral Alliance David West  $   12,125.00
BNI Wealth Builders Mary Ann Aellen  $   11,502.00
BNI Networking Partners Ingrid Mejia  $   10,365.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Lisa LaCourse  $   10,365.00

Power of One Report 

Congratulations to our members who have received the perfect score of 100 in the Power Of One report in the month of July 2020.  Please click here for a full copy of the Power of One Report. 

BNI Bethesda Business James Bonato
BNI Capital Business Alliance Brian Loebig
BNI Wealth Builders Chrissy Mayhew
BNI Wealth Builders Mary Ann Aellen
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Congratulations to the people who did the biggest jump in the Power of One in the Month of July. 


BNI Synergy Laire Bourne 45
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Fernando Polti 40
BNI Wealth Builders Sage Harper 30
BNI Bethesda Business Casandra McFarland 20
BNI Millionaire Makers Matthew Johnston 20
BNI Alliance Brian Madden 15
BNI Bethesda Business Greg Ford 15
BNI Capital Business Alliance Mike Houle 15
BNI Capital Business Alliance Renee Moten 15
BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers Ateh Vicky 15
BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers Luis Lopez 15
BNI Millionaire Makers Laura Hall 15

Member in Focus
Dan Helhowski


Dan Helhowski has been a member of BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch since 2014.  Dan has served on his chapter leadership team, as a Regional Ambassador, and is a new Director for BNI Central Maryland.  

Originally from Montgomery County PA, Dan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and relocated to the DC area in 2007.  His background originated in banking, where he worked for PNC Bank as both a bank officer and branch manager.  He received the Greater Washington 2009 Banker of the Year and was runner up for National Banker of the Year.  In 2011, Dan moved on to Bank of America where he served as Assistant Vice President and Merchant Services Area Manager. After a brief stint with Revere Bank as VP, Business Development Officer, Dan started Beltway Merchant Services in 2017.  

When he isn't networking with his BNI Chapter or the Chamber of Commerce, you can find Dan coaching soccer at Georgetown Prep or volunteering with Driven to Cure.  He currently resides in Laytonsville, MD with his wife and children. 


Upcoming Events


8/6/2020 BNI Global Business Booster Series - The Best Investment You Can Make to Grow Your Business 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Register here

8/7/2020 Health & Wellness Networking Event 12:30 - 1:30 pm  Register for the event here.

8/10/2020 New Member Orientation Zoom 9:00 - 11:00 am.  Registration link

8/11/2020 BNI Global Business Booster Series - Learn from the Best! Digital Marketing Panel with Global Experts 9:00 am. Register here

8/11/2020 Leadership Monthly Zoom Call 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Register here

8/12/2020 Speed Networking & Education Event 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Registration link

8/13/2020 BNI Global Business Booster Series - Exponential Transformation 9:00 am.  Registration link

8/18/2020 Business Booster Series - Think Big:  Effective Goal-Setting for Future Success 9:00 am. Register here

8/19/2020 BNI Capital Business Alliance Visitor Day 7:15 - 9:00 am. Register here

For national events please check our calendar here


We hope that you all had a chance to see the announcement about the competition and reward for people who are sponsoring new members. Just in case you missed it here it is again

Since BNI has moved to an online platform, it's easier to attend other chapter's meetings.  If you are a guest to another chapter, or if a guest comes to your chapter, please know that:

1.  A member should always introduce themselves as such, and announce what chapter they are a member of. 

2.  A guest from another chapter is not considered a Visitor under the PALMS report and should not be reported as one.  

Keep up the great work! 

Looking forward to connecting! 

Sarit Arbell

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March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020


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