Monthly Newsletter

Dear Members

It feels like our brain is half functioning, with everyone rushing to go on vacation and hardly anyone working. Or at least so it seems. The truth is that many entrepreneurs nowadays are thinking of the fourth quarter of the year, and are looking for ways to push hard and soar. The end of the summer is a great opportunity to celebrate your successes and strategize how to grow your business in the coming months. 
Kudos for creating $828,495 in Thank You for Closed Business.  A special thank you to the biggest givers in the region:
BNI Bethesda Business Guy Brami  $            155,053.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Brendan McKay  $              56,422.00
BNI Alliance Michael Richards  $              50,332.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Gail Kahan  $              29,535.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Gregori Kurtzman, DDS  $              26,485.00
BNI Synergy Kim Cox  $              26,180.00
BNI Networking Partners Mayer Green  $              20,720.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Mark Day  $              16,745.00
BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers Johnny M. Riddick  $              15,500.00
BNI Alliance Alex Heitkemper  $              14,968.00
BNI Alliance Michelle Bell  $              13,860.00
BNI Networking Partners Lori Douglas  $              13,794.00
BNI Midcounty Connectors Carol Gowling  $              12,793.00
BNI Midcounty Connectors Andrew Hochberger  $              12,276.00
BNI Bethesda Business Marc Bruno  $              12,049.00


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

Cristin Caine BNI Capital Business Alliance
Ann Brennan BNI Capital Business Alliance
Mary Ann Aellen BNI Wealth Builders
Diamond Chaflawee BNI MidCounty Connectors
Carol Gowling BNI MidCounty Connectors

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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 December 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:

Member in Focus

Gold Member
Brian Guenther
Sponsored 6 members

Brian Guenther is the owner of Exceed IT and President of BNI Millionaire Makers. He has been a member of BNI since 2017 and has served his chapter in several positions during his tenure. Brian is a big giver in our region and is consistently helping entrepreneurs grow by inviting them to BNI.  He is our newest Gold Member, having sponsored 6 new members into BNI.

Brian holds many technical industry certifications and is the author of "The Executive Guide to Technology".  Brian is originally from Kusel, Germany and now resides in Frederick, MD with his wife and family


July 2021 Stats
Individual Categories:

  • Most Referrals Passed - Michael Richards of BNI Alliance with 23
  • Most Visitors - Holly Schotz of BNI Synergy with 3

  • Most C.E.U’s - Frannie Miller of BNI Alliance with 37

  • Most One-to-Ones - Namita Kathauria and Michael Richards both of BNI Alliance with 29

  • Most Thank You For Closed Business - Guy Brami of BNI Bethesda Business with $155,053

  • Most Sponsored New Members (tie breaker will be first one sponsored by application date, then if needed most visitors) Luis Lopez of BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers with 1 and Brian Guenther of BNI Millionaire Makers with 1. 

Chapter Categories:

  • Most Visitors - BNI Networking Partners with 9

  • Most New Members Added - BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers with 1 & BNI Millionaire Makers with 1

  • Total Net Growth - BNI Bethesda Business with 1, BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers with 1, BNI Fortune Finders with 1, BNI Millionaire Makers with 1, BNI Synergy with 1

  • Total Net Percentage Growth - BNI Fortune Finders

  • Average Power of One Score (during contest only) - MidCounty Connectors with 67.24%

    Who will win the most medals?!  Good Luck Everyone!

New Leadership Training to be held on September 10, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.  


Upcoming Events

August 3rd - 4:00 pm - Ambassadors Meeting
August 5th - 12:00 pm - The BNI Money Tree - Cultivating a million dollar membership Registration
August 9th - 9:00 am - New Member Orientation.  Register here
August 10th - 2:00 pm - Leadership Monthly Meeting
August 27th - 3:00 pm - Directors Meeting



Every Tuesday at 4pm you are invited to a National BNI Speed Networking Please register here.

For national events please check our calendar here.

For all of us who didn't have a chance to go out of the country this summer, with BNI Online - it has never been easier to visit an international chapter. Where would you like to visit today?

Listen to this Podcast number 438 about visiting chapters in other countries.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and the beautiful weather!

Sarit Arbell


Past Issues:

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020



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