By Michele Dotson:Staff Writer
Business Networking International’s (BNI) Mint Hill Breakfast Champions is a group of business professionals who gathers once a week to network, pass referrals, and share business ideas and marketing strategies. The club is open to all professions, but BNI allows only one person per profession to join a chapter. The overall goal is for members to help each other grow their businesses.
The international organization as over 150,000 members worldwide, and is considered the largest business networking organization in the world. According to its website, www.bni.com, the organization helped to generate 7.1 million referrals resulting in 3.3 billion dollars in business for its members.
Robert Jones, the president of BNI’s Mint Hill Chapter says, “This year our chapter has passed hundreds of referrals, which turned into over a million dollars in business passed.”
The meeting time is tightly controlled with a consistent agenda held together with strict time limits. There is time for networking, sharing outcomes of referrals, enjoying a guest speaker’s message, introducing guests, and giving and receiving of business cards. Since space is limited to only one type of business, attendance is mandatory once you become a member.
Mint Hill Breakfast Champions meets every Thursday from 7:15-9:00 AM at the Pine Lake Country Club located at 5504 Lebanon Road. Contact (704) 545-5800 for further information.