Monthly Newsletter

Dear Members,

April was a great month for our chapters - Most of our chapters grew, the Thank You For Closed Business is going up, and the Regional collaborations are at an all time high. How exciting!

Our newest chapter in the region - BNI Power Partners, has been growing and is now leading the region! Well done!

Special Shoutout to the Leaders in BNI Capital Business Alliance: Daniel Garedew, Ann Brennan, Brian Loebig, and Frank Goodman - who attended the BNI National Convention last week in Las Vegas. Ask them what they thought.

The BNI International Convention is in Hawaii in November.....

Kudos for creating $1,313,517.00 in Thank You for Closed Business in May 2024. A special thank you to the biggest givers in the region: 

Thank you to all who sponsored new members in the month of April! Sponsoring a new member is an opportunity to help another business owner to grow their business and develop. Inviting them to BNI can be the biggest gift that you can give.

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

For the complete report, please click here.

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


This May, our regional spotlight shines brightly on an exceptional member of the BNI Bethesda Business chapter, Jane Mao. Demonstrating an incredible surge in performance, Jane has remarkably grown by 35 points in the "Power of One" within just a month of joining us in April. Her rapid ascent is not just a testament to her dedication but also highlights her potential to inspire and lead within our network.

Jane is the visionary behind Noble Bamboo LLC, a company that expertly utilizing Excel to analyze multi-billion dollar debt portfolios and structure bond issuances.

Join Dr. Ivan Misner for the Founder's Education Series, a LIVE presentation each month to help BNI Members and Directors grow their businesses through networking. Register today for the Tuesday, June 18th presentation, “Leadership” at 11:00am ET and watch the first four (5) recordings (“Time Management”, “3 + 1 for Member Success”, “Be the Disruption”, “Santa Claus and Six Degrees of Separation” and "Dreaming Big") here.

In the heart of Las Vegas, from April 30th to May 2nd, the 2024 BNI National Conference unfolded in a spectacular showcase of networking, learning, and growth. As we reflect on those transformative days, we’re excited to share a collection of moments that capture the spirit, engagement, and camaraderie that defines our BNI family.

During the convention, we had the privilege of witnessing Daniel Garedew share his transformative journey with BNI, and Brian Loebig was acknowledged by BNI for his ten years of membership. Additionally, our members had the opportunity to meet and greet Dr. Ivan Misner.

Support our member Carrie Silver and showcase your business by donating items for a silent auction, with half of the proceeds supporting the Frederick Children's Chorus.

Meet our members the panelists - Philip Popo of Renovation Sells, Peter Daniels of IFA Group, Joel Lee of Thorough Financial Services, Monica Vidal of Washington Talent Agency, and David Moore of Dave Moore Law.

Register for this event to network, learn, and give back. All are welcome!

Our International BNI Community is inviting you

Upcoming Events

May 10th - 11:00 am - New Member Orientation - Register here
May 14th - 2:00 pm - Leadership Meeting - Register here
May 15th - 2:00 pm - International BNI Community Event - Register here
May 16th - 8:00 am - BNI National Harbor Financial Services Visitors' Day - Register here
May 17th - 6:00 pm - The Business Soapbox - Register here
May 27th - 4:00 pm - Directors Meeting
May 31st - 9:00 am - BNI Best Practices In-person Meeting - Register here
June 18th - 11:00 am - Founder's Education Series - Register here


Weekly events
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Podcast Discussion Group every Monday at 7:00 pm - Register here
National BNI Speed Networking every Tuesday at 4:00 pm - Register here
BNI Capital Business Alliance Podcast Discussion Group every Tuesday at 6:00 pm and Thursday at 11:00 am - Register here
BNI Connect: Deep Dive - Member Series every Wednesday at 12:00 pm - Register here

For regional events please check our calendar here.

This is the time of year that your chapter's Leaders will start to talk about the future leadership of your chapter. Being part of the Leadership is not a choice, but an opportunity to grow and expand your skills. It is your opportunity!


Sarit Arbell
Executive Director
BNI Central Maryland





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