BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of July 5, 2021

BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of July 5, 2021

From our Leadership:

#1  Our chapter has experienced a bit of change recently. We said goodbye to Willie Gunn (who left due to a family medical emergency) and farewell to long-time member Andy Stern. In the coming weeks and months please make an effort to contact Andy [email protected] and Willie [email protected].

The Membership Committee also did not renew Jesse Burns. Please contact me if you have questions regarding this matter.

#2  Attendance If you will not be here, and you cannot find a sub, please let me know in advance. If you have a sub scheduled to present for you, please email me that person’s contact information.

#3  Meeting in-person, a recap of the results.

Follow-up with our most recent visitors/subs:

Jon & Jules LeBoyer CorCom Partners

Mary Jefferson [email protected] subbing for Andrew Farkas

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 Howard Joseph.

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 Steve Lorberbaum.

PowerPoint Meeting Reminder(s):

Any meeting updates will be accepted up until 12:00 Noon the Wednesday (TOMORROW) 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. If you cannot find a sub, please contact me.

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 July 9th we look forward to hearing from speakers Mary Ann Gomez Orta & Greg Ford.

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.

Where are you on 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 bottle of fine spirits or a $50 gift certificate to The Bean Bag.  What’s not to like about this?

The Challenge Includes the following Members:

Stephanie Lewis

Gary Altman

Howard Joseph

Steve Lorberbaum


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