BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of April 26, 2021

BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of April 26, 2021

Please remember our most recent presenter ~ Elaine Warren and what good referral is for her. We also want to thank Greg Ford for the BNI App demonstration. 

I have attached our PALMS Report through the last meeting April 23, 2021.

Thank you to members who continue to pass referrals which lead to closed business. This was a better week for closed business.

From our Leadership:

Our meetings start at 07:00 and end at 08:30. We encourage logging in to our Zoom meeting at 06:45, but we require our members to stay the length of the meeting. We understand emergencies, but PLEASE schedule your Friday meetings with enough leeway to allow for a full meeting attendance.

Follow-up with our most recent visitors/subs:

Elizabeth Comas – photographer

Purpose & Overview this week is being presented by Steve Rinaldi.

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 Greg Ford.

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 Gary Altman.

PowerPoint Meeting Reminder(s):

Any meeting updates will be accepted up until 12:00 Noon the Wednesday prior to our meeting. 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 call me!

Our meetings start at 06:45 and end at 08:30. Make certain to block this time on your calendar so you can stay engaged with other members and our weekly meeting. If you cannot attend during this timeslot, please find a sub.

Our website is  Thank you Adam Lowe.


We have a blanket rule where we agree that each week’s presentations are TWO OF THE BEST PRESENATIONS EVER. This statement should eliminate the need for each member to mention how good each of the presentations were during the REFERRAL & TESTIMONIAL portion of our meeting.

This Friday April 26th we look forward to hearing from speakers Willie Gunn & Adam Lowe.

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 !!!!

Your thoughts and suggestions for our meetings and our BNI chapter in general are encouraged and always appreciated. Please email or call me at any time.

The Bean Bag Gift Certificate CHALLENGE

If you pass a referral to one of the following people and it results in closed business, you will earn a $25 gift certificate to The Bean Bag.

This includes:

Stephanie Lewis

Gary Altman

Guy Brami

Howard Joseph

Steve Lorberbaum

Mike Tash and Greg Ford were on this list and received referrals which resulted in closed business from Guy Brami and Gary Altman. 


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