Why Join BNI?

Founded in 1985, BNI is the world's leading business networking and referral organization!

We help our members grow their business through a structured, positive and professional referral program that enables them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships.

 

Why Join BNI?

Our members enjoy unparalleled business growth.

BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals with vetted business professionals. We believe that people choose to do business with those they know, like and trust. BNI helps you build these personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals who serve as referral partners. 

Each week, members meet with other trusted business professionals to build lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals. Membership in BNI offers access to business training, peer learning and opportunities to network and do business with hundreds of thousands of BNI Members around the world.

Currently, there are 8,594 chapters with over 240,000 members in 74 countries.

 

Benefits of BNI

There are countless benefits to joining BNI!

Increase Business Prospects: You'll substantially increase your business through referrals.

Professional Development: You'll have access to our exclusive training programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.

Great Networking Opportunities: Your participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year will increase your exposure to many other business professionals in your community.

Exclusive Member Resources: You'll have access to a range of tools and educational materials on networking, public speaking and business best-practices.

 

What To Expect

To help you get the most out of your first BNI meeting, here are some things to know before you go:

Be Prepared: Visit a chapter prepared to talk about your business. Members are interested in getting to know how connections with visitors can be mutually beneficial. Also, don't forget to bring your business cards.

Meetings: As a visitor, you can attend a chapter meeting twice. Remember to use this time to get to know the chapter personality, and its members, not to promote your business. Meetings are high energy and run according to a structured agenda. They last around 90 minutes with time for additional networking before and after each meeting. Arrive around 15 minutes early so you don't miss out on any opportunities for networking, and be sure to sign in as a visitor.

You're the Expert: Only one person from each professional specialty is allowed to join a chapter of BNI, eliminating the possibility of competition among our members. When you join a chapter, you are the sole representative of your field and can develop relationships with others in the chapter as their go-to person for your services.

Respect Your Craft: The businesses our members represent are their full-time occupations, ensuring they are able to position themselves as resources and experts in their field.

 

Our Region

In the Oregon & SW Washington Region, there are currently over 1,000 members across 43 Chapters!

We have open categories for individuals who will bring enthusiasm and integrity to our Chapters. Visit our Find an Opening page to see if your category is open. Or, use our Advanced Search option to search for a chapter near you by the city, chapter name, area, or meeting day.

We are always welcoming new members into the BNI Oregon & SW Washington family!

 

How To Join

1. Submit your completed Membership Application, along with payment, to the Membership Committee of the chapter you wish to join. Visit our Pay Online page to view payment options (you can pay online or bring payment to the chapter).

2. Your application will be reviewed by the Chapter's Membership Committee, and you will be notified of the status of your application prior to the next meeting.

 

Have a question?

Visit our FAQ Page or Contact Us. We look forward to speaking with you!

 

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