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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:

Katie Smeltz
Justin McCarty

1.21.22 LIVE
James Dowd
Matt Shapiro

Victor Calderon
Marc Bruno

2.4.22 LIVE
Robyn Parks
Steve Lorberbaum

Dennis Elliott
BNI Regional Director

2.18.22 LIVE
Guy Brami
Howard Joseph

Adam Lowe
Chris Zamora

3.4.22 LIVE
Frank Milota
Steve Rinaldi

Paul Remson
Diane Lorello

3.18.22 LIVE
Sara Evans
Kenny Morales

Recent Posts

January 07, 2022

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 1/10/22

Happy Monday BB!  Lots of important updates to share this week... Membership Updates: With a change in the calendar year we have some membership changes. Specifically, Sarah Najafi, Elaine Warren, and Denyse Jeter-Williams have decided not to renew; Stephanie Lewis will be taking a leave of absence, and Cheryl Spell has retired. We will miss them […]
December 24, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 1/3

Happy New Year, BB! I hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season complete with time to recharge. This Friday is our first Virtual In-Person meeting.  You should have received calendar invites denoting each Friday's applicable format. Please let me know if you did not receive this. Parking at the Hilton continues to be free; an exit […]
December 10, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 12/13

By now most of us are feeling the end-of-year hustle. This said, we are collectively up another almost $100K in TYFCB this week, so thank you for taking the time to document all the great 1-2-1's and business being passed. We will be meeting virtually this Friday, and then our next meeting will be on January […]
December 08, 2021

In-Person Meetings 2022

Previously we announced our group would be returning to an in-person format starting in January of 2022.  In efforts to give our group the best solution for the current conditions we all face and to meet the restrictions of BNI National Chapter, the Membership Committee has now agreed to the following format for our meetings […]
December 03, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 12/6

Happy Monday, BB! I hope everyone's week is off to a productive start.  As of today, we are up $100K+ in TYFCB, a 40% increase in just one week. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to track all the big and small referrals and new business being passed.  Please continue to make time for meaningful 1-2-1's […]
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 […]
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