BNI - The World's Leading Business Networking and Referral Organization


BNI – The World's Leading Business Networking and Referral Organization

Founded in 1985, BNI® is a global, proven business networking organization.  Our members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to our principal core value, Givers Gain ®.  Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture 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.

BNI ®. Changing the Way the World Does Business ®

Interested in Finding a Chapter?

The best way to find out more about how BNI works is to visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it's like. Each chapter has a personality of its own, and finding where you fit best helps you to get connected.

Discover all the reasons to join a BNI Chapter in Your Region.

We have openings for:

  • Dentists
  • Accountants
  • Bookkeepers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Heating and Air Companies
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • General Contractors
  • Roofing Companies
  • Professional Car Sales
  • Car Repair Companies
  • Chiropractors
  • Printers


    BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals. We are the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter. Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services they hand your card out and recommend your services. It's as simple as that!

    It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of "what goes around, comes around." If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! We have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years.

    New chapters are forming in Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. If you are interested in visiting a chapter in Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach, please call Lisa Renz at (757) 580-8689. If you are interested in visiting a chapter in Suffolk, please call Marc Hammond at (757) 286-3601.


    BNI Monthly Mixers - We have temporarily suspended the mixer 

    Join us on the first Tuesday of EVERY** month at Dave & Busters at Lynnhaven Mall. Not a member of BNI? Guests are welcome to join us and meet BNI members. Dave & Busters is offering a complimentary Unlimited Game Card for BNI Members for use on the day of the mixer, it excludes ticketed, specialty & crane games which can be accessed with the chips on the game card. This feature includes the car racing games like Daytona 500, Shoot 'em Up Games like House of the Dead and Jurassic Park, Air Hockey, our virtual Roller Coaster Typhoon, Guitar Hero, the all new PacMan Royal, and many others. Terms and conditions may apply. This offer may be terminated at any time without prior notice. BNI SEVA would like to thank the management and staff at Dave & Busters for hosting our event. 

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