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Bethesda Business BNI

Give Business... Get Business!

Active since 1995, Bethesda Business is the oldest chapter of BNI in Maryland. We are a large group of local business professionals in Montgomery County, MD who convene for breakfast on Friday mornings at 7am at the Rockville Hilton. Each meeting includes networking, 30-second member presentations, two 10-minute member presentations and referrals and testimonials. We never compete with one another. Only one individual from each business category may join a BNI chapter.

Our motto? Givers gain! By giving business to others, you will get business in return.

If you are interested in visiting and possibly joining our Bethesda Business BNI chapter, or learning about other BNI chapters in this area, contact our membership committee and join us as a guest to find out more.
Note: All meetings are being held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

About Bethesda Business BNI

Members of the Bethesda Business BNI group work hard to provide the highest quality services and products to their clients and partner BNI members.

BNI Chapters exist to help their members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional word-of-mouth program—one that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with other committed business professionals.
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BNI was built on the motto: Givers Gain. It succeeds because its members bring talent, skill, and dedication to the job. All members understand the need to act proactively in generating the highest possible number of high-quality referrals for all members, from as many different sources as possible, for the mutual benefit of all.

Founded by Ivan Misner, Ph.D., in 1985, BNI is a classic example of the “whole being greater than the sum of its parts.” The BNI culture is unlike any other organizational culture in the world. The only competition among members is a friendly scramble to see who can do the most good for others.

Becoming a member of the Bethesda Business BNI Chapter has its privileges and responsibilities. Our group takes the BNI Code of Ethics very seriously.
I will provide the quality of services at the price that I have quoted.
I will be truthful with the members and their referrals.
I will build goodwill and trust among members and their referrals.
I will take responsibility for following up on the referrals I receive.
I will display a positive and supportive attitude.
I will live up to the ethical standards of my profession.
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Interested in Joining or Visiting?

All inquiries are welcome!
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Upcoming Featured Presentations

Each week, two members are given the opportunity to present their business for 10 minutes. Our upcoming speakers are:

Sarah Crawford-Najafi
Gary Altman

Arturo Lacayo
Steven Feys

Andrew Farkas
Stephanie Lewis


Greg Ford
Mike Tash

Dr. Casi
Greg Flynn

Steve Feldman
Dan Diggs



Recent Posts

November 19, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/29/21

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. For those who celebrate, the first night of Hanukkah was also last night. My family threw our annual party which was wonderful - and also makes it 2x harder to get back to work tod.I look forward to "seeing" everyone on Friday. Please […]
November 12, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/15

Good evening, BB!First the good stuff:  I noticed an uptick in referrals and TYFCB this week - keep it up!  Both of last Friday's presenters shared their slides with me by the noon Wednesday deadline. I really appreciate that 🙂 Also, room to improve: A significant number of our members were absent last Friday and did […]
November 05, 2021

BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/8

I hope your daylight savings week is starting off well. Please continue to keep Stephanie Lewis and Steve Feldman in your thoughts as they continue to recover.  Also, I want to provide an update on two former members. Both MaryAnn Gomez Orta and Arturo Lacayo have decided to take a break and may rejoin our chapter […]
November 02, 2021

Bethesda Business Email Update: Week of 11/1

I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend. Here's to enjoying the leftover candy - and to self-restraint for those of us with kids in the house... Logistics: Our meetings start at 6:45am and end at 8:30am.  Please make a concerted effort to block this time on your calendar so you can stay engaged with […]
October 25, 2021

Meeting in Person Vs. Virtually

Dear BNI Bethesda Business Members,As you know, we have been grappling with the issue of whether to return to in-person meetings or whether to stay virtual. As the Leadership has tried to understand all the options and their potential ramifications, we have found that this issue is even more complex than we had originally thought. […]
October 22, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 10/25

I hope everyone's week is off to a strong start. I look forward to seeing everyone at our happy hour this Thursday, 10/28 from 5:30 - 7pm @ 11300 Rockville Pike.  There is ample street parking, and the entrance to the building is on the Security Lane side. To find the meeting room, enter through the front door, take […]
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