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Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/15

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/15

By: Bethesda Business BNI  |  Posted: November 12, 2021

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 not invite a sub. As a reminder, we all get three absences per rolling six month period. When you have a sub sit in for you, this does NOT count as an absence. Please try to find a sub whenever possible and let me know their name ahead of time so we can include them in the presentation. 


  • 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 other members and our weekly meeting. This includes keeping your video on whenever possible.
    • If you cannot attend during this time, you are expected to find a sub and forward me their information so I can include their names in the presentation and ensure they feel welcome. If you cannot find a sub, please let me know asap.
    • Our website is  A continued thank you to Adam Lowe for supporting us.

So...Who is Presenting this Week???

  • Purpose & Overview this week is being presented by Elaine Warren.
  • Networking Education this week will be presented by Frank Milota.
  • Notable Networker is the person who is doing 1-1s, passing referrals etc. We are now highlighting how networking has helped this member and what specific ideas they have to share with fellow members. This week our Notable Networker is Steven Rinaldi.
  • Member Spotlight is for the member who has given a lot and we are highlighting their accomplishments and thinking about them a bit more going forward. Extra time at the end of Visitor Weekly Presentations is allocated for this honor. This week our Member Spotlight is Victor Calderon. 
  • This Week's Featured Speakers are Andrew Farkas and Stephanie Lewis.

Visitors/Subs -> Meet our Speakers:

  • Andrew Farkas and Stephanie Lewis will be presenting this Friday. Is there someone you know who might be a potential referral for either speaker? Why not invite them to visit our meeting this Friday? Even better, why not make an introduction ahead of time!!!

Be nice to your VP... [PowerPoint Meeting Reminder(s)]:

  • Any meeting updates (including weekly presentation slides) will be appreciated if received by Noon this Wednesday. I don’t like saying no - but really hope you will respect my time as your volunteer co-leader by adhering to these guidelines. 
  • If you are sending a PowerPoint presentation please also email [email protected] >>>> I will always confirm when I have received your presentation, so if you have sent it and I have not confirmed receipt, please email or call me at (240) 888-9564.

Your thoughts and suggestions for our meetings and our BNI chapter in general are always appreciated. Please email or set up a 1-2-1 with me any time to share your thoughts. 

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