Monthly Newsletter

Dear Members

I hope that you all have a wonderful 4th of July celebration. Independence is a worthy celebration - and this is what I think about when I see the big effort that each one of us has been investing in supporting our members. Thank you for your hard work and contribution. 

Next week the Summer BNI Olympics will started - and we hope that you are all excited about winning! 

Kudos for creating $1,083,923 in Thank You for Closed Business.  A special thank you to the biggest givers in the region:
BNI Networking Partners Craig Rosenfeld  $              147,975.00
BNI Wealth Builders Gabe Fortmann  $                81,693.00
BNI Networking Partners Tom Mammen  $                38,750.00
BNI Midcounty Connectors Jenna Taheri  $                35,761.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Richard Rabil  $                32,360.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Mark Day  $                30,428.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Ryan Malet  $                24,023.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Brendan McKay  $                21,623.00
BNI Wealth Builders Audrey Bullock  $                16,931.00
BNI Wealth Builders Matt Brooks  $                16,810.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Jamie Hamelburg  $                16,500.00
BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers Johnny M. Riddick  $                16,000.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Dan Helhowski  $                15,008.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Carolyn Gooden  $                14,129.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Kathleen McMahon  $                13,897.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Larisa Harrington  $                13,587.00
BNI Downtown Connectors Richard Pencek  $                13,350.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Brian Loebig  $                10,428.00
BNI Wealth Builders Mary Ann Aellen  $                10,419.00
BNI Wealth Builders Chrissy Mayhew  $                10,027.00


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

Carol Gowling BNI Mid-County Connectors
Mary Ann Aellen BNI Wealth Builders
Dan Helhowski BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch
Brian Guenther BNI Wealth Builders
Diamond Chaflawee BNIN Mid-County Connectors
Carol Reed BNI Alliance
Ann Brennan BNI Capital Business Alliance

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

Haley Kurtz
Haley is a licensed Health Insurance Agent and works with US Health Advisors.  Helping other people every day is a passion and purpose that guides her relationships with clients and connections.  She is a member of BNI Downtown Connectors and is a Regional Ambassador. 

Haley is originally from Johnstown, PA but now calls Frederick, MD home with her cats.  Visit her on social media and check out her Mindset Mondays! You'll be glad you did. 

July 5th through August 27th

We are excited to bring back our annual Summer Games.  This year members and chapters will be competing for gold, silver, and bronze medals across many different BNI categories.  We will award the medals at our annual awards celebrations. 

The Grand Prize of $250 and title of 2021 Summer Games Champion will go to the chapter that collects the most medals!

Individual Categories:

  • Most Referrals Passed
  • Most Visitors

  • Most C.E.U’s

  • Most One-to-Ones

  • Most Thank You For Closed Business

  • Most Sponsored New Members (tie breaker will be first one sponsored by application date, then if needed most visitors)

Chapter Categories:

  • Most Visitors

  • Most New Members Added

  • Total Net Growth

  • Total Net Percentage Growth

  • Average Power of One Score (during contest only)

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


Upcoming Events

July 6th - 2:00 pm - Maximize Your Membership with Michelle Kline. Registration link
July 8th - 12:00 pm - BNI Online - Zoom Tips & Tricks.  Register here
July 13th - 2:00 pm - Leadership Monthly Meeting
July 13th - 2:00 pm - Maximize Your Membership with Michelle Kline. Registration link
July 13th - 4:00 pm - Ambassadors Meeting
July 19th - 9:00 am - New Member Orientation.  Register here
July 20th - 2:00 pm - Maximize Your Membership with Michelle Kline. Registration link
July 22nd -12:00 pm - BNI Connect Deep Dive - Chapter Websites.  Register here
July 27th - 2:00 pm - Maximize Your Membership with Michelle Kline. Registration link
July 29th - 12:00 pm - BNI Connect Deep Dive - Open Forum!  Register here
July 30th - 3:00 pm - Directors Meeting

For national events please check our calendar here.


BNI MidCounty Connectors who recently received a surprise video from Dr. Ivan Misner.  What a special treat!
Dr. Ivan Misner recognizes BNI MidCounty Connectors for their dedication and commitment to growing their chapter. 
Summer is a tricky time. We want to be on vacation, but for some of us it is a busy season. Let us all maintain the engagement in supporting each other, and let us make sure that our members and our chapters are strong.

Have a wonderful summer! 

Sarit Arbell


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June 2021

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December 2020

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