Founded in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Founder & Chairman of Business Network Int’l., BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for entrepreneurs and executives to further their business through the power of high-quality referrals.

Networking requires commitment. The most successful chapters of BNI are made up of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another through networking. They are a team, a family. As a participant in BNI and member of our family, you are responsible for complying with the policies and guidelines of the organization*.

Please find a partial list of the policies of BNI below.


● Only one person from each professional specialty is permitted to join a chapter of BNI.

(Get in touch with us if you’re not sure whether your specialty is already represented.)

● All participants should represent their primary occupation, not a part-time business.

● Attendance is critical. If you cannot attend a meeting, you may send a substitute.

 This will not count as an absence. Do let us know if you’re sending someone to represent you.

Participation in the chapter by our members is a key to the success of our group.

Members can participate by bringing bona-fide referrals and/or visitors to their BNI chapter.

(*) Note: In the event that BNI’s general rules could potentially violate a professional’s ethical code, the professional’s ethics code shall govern.