Monthly Newsletter

Dear Members,

Happy March y'all! February was a great month for our members who created $5,582,402 in Thank You for Closed Business in the past six months. This is a great achievement, and it is thanks to all your hard work and your diligent reporting on BNI Connect.  

The number of members who are in the Green in the Power of One has gone up to 17% of the members, which is a reflection of members' engagement. Keep up the great work. Kudos to the members and leaders who have been showing us what is possible when everyone is working toward a common goal of growth and commitment. 

A special recognition to BNI Capital Business Alliance that grew by 4 members in February, and its number of members who are in the green grew from 9 to 13 in the Power of One. 

Thank you for your leadership, contribution and inspiration to all of us. 
 
Special Kudos to the BNI members who got the perfect score of 100 in the month of February. 
 
They are:


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BNI Capital Business Alliance Lisa LaCourse 100
BNI Capital Business Alliance Brian Loebig 100
BNI Networking Partners Meghan Johnson 100
BNI Wealth Builders Mary Ann Aellen 100

 

A special Thank You to the members who have been bringing a referral or more every week to other members. Referrals are the main purpose of our weekly meetings. Those members are: 
 
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Brendan McKay 4.00
BNI Alliance Michael Richards 3.04
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Gail Kahan 2.25
BNI Wealth Builders Gabe Fortmann 2.14
BNI Wealth Builders Mary Ann Aellen 2.05
BNI Bethesda Business Gary Altman 1.96
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Lisa Wilson 1.90
BNI Business Referral Alliance Joshua Fitzpatrick 1.87
BNI Capital Business Alliance Lisa LaCourse 1.83
BNI Alliance Alex Heitkemper 1.83
BNI Alliance Carla Conway 1.78
BNI Downtown Connectors Mike Giampietro 1.70
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Mark Day 1.67
BNI Bethesda Business Greg Ford 1.57
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Robert Muldoon 1.54
BNI Alliance Brian Madden 1.52
BNI Alliance Benson Awosika 1.43
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions James Ketterer 1.42
BNI Bethesda Business Denyse Jeter-Williams 1.40
BNI Capital Business Alliance Brian Loebig 1.39
BNI Downtown Connectors Adam Smith 1.39
BNI Solution Providers Alisha Jacobsen 1.39
BNI Networking Partners Craig Rosenfeld 1.36
BNI Downtown Connectors Casey Clark 1.35
BNI Fortune Finders Kevin Mauzy 1.35
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Michele Primich 1.33
BNI Midcounty Connectors Jenna Taheri 1.29
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Marc Sushner 1.27
BNI Ultimate Team Sage Harper 1.24
BNI Synergy Tobias Washington 1.21
BNI Networking Partners Mayer Green 1.18
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Marc Lewandowski 1.17
BNI Business Referral Alliance Richard Prigal 1.16
BNI Millionaire Makers Susan Caulfield 1.15
BNI Networking Partners Meghan Johnson 1.14
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Heath Graves 1.14
BNI Genesis - Korean Speaking Eunice Chu 1.13
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Nick McMahan 1.13
BNI Fortune Finders David Hawkins 1.09
BNI Genesis - Korean Speaking Jae Shin 1.07
BNI Capital Business Alliance Andrea Dunathan 1.06
BNI Networking Partners Katrina Schlothauer 1.05
BNI Capital Business Alliance ILONA NALLI 1.04
BNI Ultimate Team Andrew Smith 1.00
BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers Ian Smith 1.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Michelle Quash Profit 1.00
BNI Solution Providers Mathew Klinger 1.00

These referrals created tens of thousands of dollars for our members. Here are the biggest givers in our region. These members gave more than $10,000 in Thank You for Closed Business in referrals to other BNI members in the month of February:

BNI Downtown Connectors                          James Rizzo                     $147,100.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance                      Jamie Hamelburg               $56,362.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions         Lynn Schilling                     $51,150.00
BNI Alliance                                                  Alex Heitkemper                 $35,918.00
BNI Bethesda Business                                Gary Altman                       $28,857.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch                     Miguel Familia                    $20,800.00
BNI Wealth Builders                                      Mary Ann Aellen                $20,218.00
BNI Bethesda Business                                Grant Layman                    $19,464.00
BNI Bethesda Business                                Greg Ford                          $18,233.00
BNI Synergy                                                  Larry Prigal                        $17,630.00
BNI Business Referral Alliance                     David Houston                   $17,000.00
BNI Bethesda Business                                Guy Brami                          $11,927.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions         Gail Kahan                         $11,230.00

Members' Extravaganza


April and May are declared by BNI as Members' Extravaganza months. 3 Chapters that will add 6 members or more during these months will be eligible to be part of a drawing of a 4 night cruise all paid for by BNI. Last year Brian Loebig won to go on the cruise. Who will win this year? 
 
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Member in Focus

 

Our New Gold Member
Ken (Kenny) Salzman

 
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Ken Salzman has been involved in BNI since 1998. Kenny is a Business Development Manager for Smart Automation Solutions and a Vice President of BNI Capital Business Alliance. Kenny has excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills which have been very helpful in his work as well as in BNI. Kenny has sponsored 7 new members which has qualified him to be a Gold Member. Thank you Kenny for your contribution to your chapter and to BNI. 
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Important Dates

3/9/20    3:00 - 5:00 pm  Member Success Training - Bethesda

3/10/20  1:00 - 7:00 pm  Leadership Training - Gaithersburg

3/20/20  8:30 - 10:30 am  Member Success Program - Frederick 

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Work Opportunity

 We are actively looking for a Managing Director for BNI Central Maryland. If you know a business owner who loves to work with people and is looking for an opportunity - we would love to talk with them. Please send them to [email protected] as soon as possible. 

 

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We would love to hear your recommendations. If you have any recommendations, questions, idea please contact us.
Let us start this March strongly.  Let us grow our businesses and our region and celebrate abundance. 

Happy Connecting!
 
The BNI Central Maryland Team
 

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