Monthly Newsletter

Dear Members

We are hopeful that you're enjoying this summer weather in the middle of November. It sure feels great to be outside, doesn't it? 

October went by quickly, and this is an opportunity to thank your leaders who took upon themselves to support your chapter and help each and every one of you to grow. Please remember to thank them because they are working really hard for you.

2020 is almost over, and while we may have mixed feelings about it, it is even a bigger reason to party! 
On 12/2/2020 at 5pm we will have our regional end of the year party, which will include special awards and recognitions, special guests, and your smiling faces on Zoom. Please lookout for the invitation that you will receive by email.

Congratulations BNI Central Maryland for creating $990,991 in Thank You for Closed Business in the month of October 2020! This is impressive. 
A special Shoutout to the biggest givers in our region:

BNI Networking Partners  Ingrid Mejia $107,238
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Brendan McKay $65,092
BNI Bethesda Business Gary Altman $36,386
BNI Synergy Kim Cox $24,310
BNI Downtown Connectors   Mike Giampietro $24,000
BNI Alliance Alex Heitkempter $20,174
BNI Midcounty Connectors Jenna Taheri $16,872
BNI Downtown Connectors Rich Pencek $16,000
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Gail Kahan $15,646
BNI Networking Partners Katrina Schlothauer $15,615
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Jaon Leach Jones $13,425
BNI Midcounty Connectors Wilson Badillo Jr. $13,064
BNI Alliance Michael Richards $12,535
BNI Networking Partners Anthony Marill $11,999
BNI Alliance Brian Madden $11,987
BNI Alliance Sean Suntum $11,886
BNI Bethesda Business Dennis Elliott $11,301
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Heath Graves $11,100
BNI Networking Partners Mayer Green $10,941
BNI Bethesda Business Greg Ford $10,647
BNI Networking Partners Craig Rosenfeld $10,442
BNI Wealth Builders Gabe Fortmann $10,371


Congratulations to the people who scored 100% in the Power of One Report




BNI Wealth Builders

Mary Ann Aellen
BNI Networking Partners Craig Rosenfeld
BNI Networking Partners Katrina Schlothauer
BNI Millionaire Makers Brian Guenther
BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers Ellen Jefferson
BNI Capital Business Alliance Brian Loebig
BNI Bethesda Business James Bonato


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For the complete report, please click here

The Power of One is our method to keep accountability. In the month of October the majority of our region has been in the Green/Yellow! 56.21% ! That's a great achievement. Way to go! Some members have excelled in their activity and scored 100 in The Power Of One.



In order to support non-profit organizations BNI enables FREE ENROLLMENT to non-profits in the months of November and December 2020.  
That means that every non-profit that will join BNI during November and December 2020 only will have a free membership in BNI FOR ONE YEAR ONLY. They will not have to pay application fee either. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO ONE PER CHAPTER.

We highly recommend that you will invite your favorite non-profit to your chapter and help them grow and benefit from the chapter's support. THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL NOT REPEAT ITSELF. 

Member in Focus
Diamond Chaflawee 


Diamond Chaflawee is the  President of BNI MidCounty Connectors and an Ambassador to our region.  He has years of experience in filling various business leadership roles in the hi-tech industry.  Knowing how demanding life can be and after years of managing his own family's financial assets, he is now a licensed Agent of New York Life Insurance Company, helping individuals, families and business owners create, build and preserve wealth. 

Diamond is a father of three, who loves to travel and spend quality time with his wife and children, workout and cook amazing food. 


Upcoming Events


11/12 Connect MoCo Networking Event, sponsored by BNI Central Maryland - registration 

11/18 Visitor Host and Growth Coordinator Training - please register here

12/02 BNI Central Maryland Holiday Celebration - a separate invitation will be sent via email, but you may also register here

12/09 Speed Networking and Education Event - registration is available here

12/10 Membership Committee Training - registration

12/14 New Member Orientation - please register here

For national events please check our calendar here.


2020 is almost over..... we all agree that it was not our best year. Let us make these coming months our chapters' best ever. We have so much to be grateful for! 
Looking forward to seeing y'all at our Holiday Party!
Happy Connecting! 
Sarit Arbell


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