Monthly Newsletter

Dear Members,

I want to open by welcoming the newest chapter that recently joined our region - BNI Chevy Chase Online Exchange. 
The birth of a new chapter is very exciting because of the contribution that it creates for the new Team that was born. Congratulations and welcome to the new members! 

The end of 2021 is almost here, and now it is time for us to reflect on the year that has passed, and strategize towards the year ahead. 
There are many reasons for the success and growth of our members, amongst them is the chapters' Leadership's efforts, and the long term relationship. This has been a support system that has exceeded above and beyond the business relationship. The challenging times have strengthened the bond and care, and the need of a Team that helps us all grow and thrive. 
Kudos for creating $ 921,563 in Thank You for Closed Business in November. A special thank you to the biggest givers in the region:
BNI Networking Partners Amy Krasias CIC  $        150,628.00
BNI Solution Providers Kim Stepanuk  $        104,646.00
BNI Networking Partners Scott Speier  $          70,433.00
BNI Midcounty Connectors Rena Strauss  $          50,080.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Joey Chambers  $          30,033.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Gail Kahan  $          24,624.00
BNI Midcounty Connectors Andrew Hochberger  $          21,000.00
BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers Ian Smith  $          18,275.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Brendan McKay  $          17,536.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Dawn Fyock  $          16,558.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Victor Raad  $          14,493.00
BNI Networking Partners Craig Rosenfeld  $          13,164.00
BNI Midcounty Connectors Nicoletta Pichardo  $          12,800.00
BNI Bethesda Business Victor Calderon  $          10,825.00
BNI Alliance Delroy Headley  $          10,474.00
BNI Fortune Finders David Hawkins  $          10,300.00


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

Cristin Caine BNI Capital Business Alliance
Mary Ann Aellen BNI Wealth Builders

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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
Cristin Caine

Cristin Caine joined BNI Capital Business Alliance in Sept 2021 and was off to a running start with her BNI membership.  She joined her chapter leadership team as Secretary/Treasurer and is serving the region as an Ambassador.  

She founded Charity Connect in 2015 and facilitates volunteerism through personal connection. They help people reach their personal and professional goals through community service.

Cristin and her family reside in Potomac, MD and enjoy hiking, visiting National parks and going to concerts.

We’re excited to announce that registration for our US National Conference is NOW OPEN! We’re lining up amazing speakers, events, and networking opportunities to IGNITE your business! Take advantage of Early Bird pricing today with either in-person or online ticket options for our April 28th-30th event.
At BNI®, our CORE Values include Lifelong Learning and Building Relationships, which is what our National Conference is all about. We’re responding to the challenging business environment we have all faced over the past year with resources, additional networking opportunities, and keynote speakers specifically designed to powerfully impact your business.

Please click here to register.
Register today for the BNI Connect Deep Dive series being held on Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm and learn all there is to know about the system.  Benefit from the knowledge of "Mr. BNI" Jeremy Walsh, and get all your BNI Connect questions answered. 

Upcoming Events

December 7th - 2:00 pm - Ambassadors' Meeting 
December 9th - 12:00 pm - BNI Midcounty Connectors Visitor Day - Register here
December 13th - 9:00 am - New Member Orientation - Register here
December 14th - 2:00 pm - Leadership Meeting - Link here

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

For regional events please check our calendar here.

Our Regional Trainer Nicoletta Pichardo recommends Podcast 650 The Gratitude Effect

And here is what she wrote: 
It's simple, but not easy. We often mean to do it but forget, or our busyness gets in the way of taking the time to express gratitude.
Yet, gratitude doesn't just make you feel good; scientific studies demonstrate that gratitude is linked to improved results.
We want to thank each and everyone of you for your big contribution to our members. Your support of each other is the essence of BNI. Special gratitude to our Chapters' and Regional leaders, who practice day and night the meaning of being a Giver. People who invest so much to helping our members thrive. You guys rock! 

Let us kiss 2021 goodbye and work hard to make 2022 even better. 

Sarit Arbell


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