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Networking for Success

The Concord Minuteman Chapter is laying out the 2018 goals and one is to increase membership to 40-42 committed members. This is not a new idea for growth, but what is new is the initiative created by Gail Alden and supported by leadership. Gail suggested that we break the chapter in to mini teams of 4 and then to buddy up to go to outside networking events together.

As a 13 year member of the chapter and a residential Realtor I think this is a brilliant idea. If everyone in the chapter visits an outside networking event once per quarter it will provide exponential growth to the members and the chapter. Our goal is to match strong networkers with those who need support to ensure success.

I was at a networking event last night in Burlington and there were about 30 people there. It was a group of bankers, lawyers, and Realtors. I was thinking to myself that what if one of my team members was Gail Alden a land scape designer. Could her business benefit from being in room with 30 real estate people, the answer is heck yes! Also, while at these events we can discuss BNI and have an opportunity to invite visitors to our chapter.

Thinking outside the box and doing new things is what I love about networking and the minuteman chapter.

Tom Matthews
Tom@tomandjoanneteam.com

Turning Referrals into Paychecks!

I wanted to take a moment to share a Facebook live video about how to leverage referrals given into referrals received.

BNI Bucks Demystified

BNI Bucks Demystified I. Why is it so important to track BNI bucks. 1. Chapter Health 2. Recognition 3. Business Development 1. Chapter health and growth is tied to BNI bucks. In today‚Äôs BNI world with over 100 chapters in Eastern Mass alone, BNI has become competitive, and there are 100’s of copy cat organizations.Continue Reading

BNI Concord, MA Minuteman Visitor Day May 24th, 2017

BNI Concord, MA Minuteman Visitor Day May 24th, 2017 I am thrilled to announce that we are having a visitor day on Wednesday and it is going to be an electric meeting. We meet at the Tri-Con Church at 54 Walden St in Concord Center at 7am and you will be out at 8:30am. OurContinue Reading

BNI Minuteman Visitors Day May 24, 2017

The BNI Minuteman Chapter located at 54 Walden St in Concord is hosting a visitors day on Wednesday May 24th. We being the meeting promptly at 7am and finish at 8:30am. Our group is a financially robust group of 40 individuals who are committed in 2017 to helping each other generate $2,500,000 dollars in grossContinue Reading

BNI Bucks, Again? Talking Tier 3 Referrals

Hello BNI Minuteman members and yes we are talking about BNI bucks again. You may ask why so much effort on the bucks and truthfully it is what matters most to people at the end of the day. I have been a member of this chapter for 12 years and people have fun and makeContinue Reading

BNI Bucks…What to Record, When, and Where

BNI Bucks…What to Record, When, and Where! At leadership we are constantly talking about the ebbs and flows of the BNI world and one topic that needs continued efforts is the tracking of BNI bucks. So what is the story with BNI bucks and where does the credit need to be given. Any business thatContinue Reading

Getting the Most out of your BNI Membership

“Getting the Most out of your BNI Membership” this is phrase that you hear on a daily basis at BNI. What does this mean to you as a member? For me it means looking at the weekly meeting as the “Tip of the Iceberg” which means that another 90% of that berg is under theContinue Reading

Follow up!

What a simple phrase, Follow up! In a previous post I wrote about turning pink slips into paychecks and I want to cover an important step in the process. It is really important that you treat the referrals received in BNI with tender loving care. This organization is built on members referring each other andContinue Reading

Importance of Renewal Feedback Request

This is a note from the Membership committee to our members. Renewal in BNI is not automatic and it is really important for members to submit feedback once it is requested from our team. I want members to think of the Membership Committee as the Human Resources Department for our BNI chapter. Our job isContinue Reading


Contact BNI Concord:
Jackie Ross   President
coachjackieross@gmail.com

Meeting Location and Time:
Wednesday 7:00 AM
Trinitarian Congregational Church
54 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742

BNI Mass Corporate Office:
111 Boston Post Road, Suite 105
Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-6800