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BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. It does so by helping you build personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals.

Last year, members of BNI passed millions of referrals that generated billions of dollars of business for each other.  Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of salespeople representing your business, and in return you are representing their businesses. What goes around comes around. If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result.

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

What You Should Know

  • Weekly meetings last for 90 minutes. Members need to arrive on time and stay for the entire meeting.
  • Only one person from each professional specialty is accepted into a chapter of BNI.
  • All participants must represent their primary occupation.
  • Attendance is critical. If you cannot attend a meeting, you may send a substitute.

Membership Investment

There is an initial application fee, annual membership dues, and chapters may have a venue fee. Please see the chapter Secretary/Treasurer for exact information. When you apply to participate in BNI your application will be reviewed by the chapter's Membership Committee and you will be notified of the status before the next meeting.


  • Increased exposure to many other business professionals
  • Substantially increase business through referrals
  • Learn to effectively talk about your business
  • Sharpen your presentation skills
  • Participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year
  • New Member Packet: Business card book, name badge holder, orientation CD, BNI pin
  • SuccessNet newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business
  • Member Success Program workshop
  • Advanced Education Series workshops
  • Leadership Team Training
  • Participation in business tradeshows
  • Participation in local conferences
  • And much, much more!

About Dr. Lisa Renz, Executive Director

Lisa Renz earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Saint Leo University in Business Administration. She earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a major in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership.

Lisa serves on Regent University’s Board of Advisors for the MBA program. Lisa is Delegate Ron Villanueva’s Legislative District Chair. She is a Beta Phi Fellow and served as a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow.  In March 2010, Lisa spoke at Oxford University regarding “How entrepreneurs learn through business networks.” Lisa is an Adjunct Professor at South University, Regent University, Azusa Pacific Online, and Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

She was honored by Inside Business as a Top 40 Under 40 in 2009. In 2010, she was honored with two awards: a Community Builder Award and Business Person of the Year by The Specialist Radio Hour. In 2012, she was elected to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.” In 2013, Lisa was selected as “Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate” at Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership.

Lisa has published a book, “My Life on One Road,” which was released in October 2010. In April 2012, she also published a book that she co-authored titled “Downsizing – Is Less Still More?” Lisa is currently working on a chapter for a human resources book regarding privacy in the workplace.