BNI Chapters To Host Visitors' Days In April And May

NEW ORLEANS – BNI Louisiana, a networking organization specializing in business referrals among members, will host Visitors’ Days for chapters located in the Greater New Orleans area in April and May.

         BNI helps businesses experience growth by maximizing their marketing efforts through word-of-mouth, referral networking.

         “BNI’s style of networking is based on the philosophy Givers Gain® — if you want to get business, you have to be willing to give business to other business people,” says Tim Paulin, BNI Louisiana Executive Director. “Visitors’ Days are an opportunity for members of the business community to get to know local BNI chapters and understand the value of referral networking.”

         Business professionals, entrepreneurs and individuals interested in networking for success are invited to attend a BNI Visitors’ Day including:


Wednesday, April 22

BNI Phoenix Chapter

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Café B

2700 Metairie Road, Metairie

Contact: Allison Smith

Chapter President

(504) 888-6702



Wednesday, April 22

BNI Crescent City Chapter

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


8000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans

Contact: James Cusimano

Chapter President

(504) 529-6218


Thursday, April 30

BNI Crescent City Business Partners Chapter

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Red Maple Restaurant

1036 Lafayette Street, Gretna

Contact: Courtney Kattengel

Chapter President

(504) 207-2007


Thursday, May 7

BNI NOLA Networkers Chapter

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Portobello Catering

400 E. William David Pkwy, Metairie

Contact: Chuck Burkenstock

Chapter President

(504) 833-8249


         Business Network International (BNI) is the world’s largest business and professional organization. BNI Louisiana has 45 chapters and 1,100 members. Chapters are made up of local business professionals who work and excel in a number of professional specialties. Members meet weekly to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. Only one individual representing a particular profession can join a chapter.

         In 2014, BNI Louisiana members passed more than 35,000 referrals, which resulted in approximately $35.3 million in closed business reported by members.

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