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Dear Members

October marks the beginning of new leadership in our region's BNI chapters. Our vision for the year is: "Grow Our Thriving Community". This is a big moment for your leaders and for your chapters. In every role our leaders took training, met with their predecessors, attended orientation and did everything to ensure that they all do a wonderful job. Our chapters' Leaders are Volunteers and Givers. Make sure that you thank them, recognize them and appreciate their dedication to your chapter. And guess who is going to be in their seat next year? You  so be nice to them. 

It is a great opportunity to thank your chapter's outgoing leaders. Tell them how much you appreciate their dedication and efforts, and maybe invite them for coffee/lunch/ice cream. They sure deserve it, and it feels really good to be appreciated. Thank you Leaders for an amazing year!
In the past year our region has created $17,093,309 in Thank You For Closed Business. We'd like to say a big Thank You and recognize the biggest givers in the region in the past year: 
BNI Bethesda Business  Guy Brami   $521,507.00
BNI Alliance  Michael Richards   $509,855.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance  Trinh Le   $473,306.00
BNI Alliance  Don Thomas   $465,683.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch  Dan Helhowski   $436,460.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions  Carolyn Gooden   $383,582.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch  Beth Kittrell   $331,393.00
BNI Alliance  Alex Heitkemper   $315,280.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions  Gail Kahan   $296,615.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch  Marc Sushner   $257,575.00
BNI Wealth Builders  Jeffrey McEvoy   $256,820.00
BNI Alliance  Alejandro Vicente   $214,312.00
BNI Bethesda Business  Steven Feys   $196,212.00
BNI Networking Partners  Ingrid Mejia   $192,279.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance  Brian Loebig   $180,389.00
BNI Bethesda Business  Gary Altman   $175,821.00
BNI Networking Partners  Amy Krasias CIC   $172,779.00
BNI Networking Partners  Scott Speier   $165,356.00
BNI Networking Partners  Craig Rosenfeld   $157,620.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch  Joey Chambers   $148,447.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions  Mark Day   $143,372.00
BNI Solution Providers  Kim Stepanuk   $133,193.00
BNI Bethesda Business  Justin McCarty   $132,959.00
BNI Alliance  Brian Madden   $132,518.00
BNI Wealth Builders  Mary Ann Aellen   $118,510.00
BNI Wealth Builders  Mel Litter   $116,813.00
BNI Networking Partners  Frances Shefter   $115,686.00
BNI Bethesda Business  Michael Tash   $107,091.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions  Eric Wasli   $104,968.00
BNI Bethesda Business  Steve Lorberbaum   $102,381.00
Kudos for creating $ 1,534,821 in Thank You for Closed Business in September 2022. A special thank you to the biggest givers in the region: 
BNI Capital Business Alliance Trinh Le  $        71,700.00
BNI Alliance Michael Richards  $        59,435.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Dan Helhowski  $        57,838.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Marc Sushner  $        47,000.00
BNI Networking Partners Cheri Dorfman  $        46,787.00
BNI Bethesda Business Justin McCarty  $        45,500.00
BNI Commanders Marc Hershkowitz  $        44,000.00
BNI Networking Partners Andrew Zettler  $        42,834.00
BNI Wealth Builders Chrissy Mayhew  $        42,402.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Mark Day  $        33,178.00
BNI Alliance Alex Heitkemper  $        32,138.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Nick Rozek  $        26,777.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Michael Haddad  $        24,342.00
BNI Wealth Builders Mary Ann Aellen  $        22,209.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Lloyd Malech  $        20,736.00
BNI Bethesda Business Gary Altman  $        19,000.00
BNI Networking Partners Ingrid Mejia  $        18,802.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Mark Kline  $        17,700.00
BNI Wealth Builders William Cross  $        17,374.00
BNI Alliance Brian Madden  $        16,775.00
BNI Networking Partners Bill Rozek  $        16,200.00
BNI Wealth Builders Kenneth Huyser  $        16,040.00
BNI Midcounty Connectors Andrew Hochberger  $        15,656.00
BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch Moses Wright  $        15,006.00
BNI Wealth Builders Karla Palasciano  $        14,845.00
BNI Networking Partners Scott Speier  $        14,458.00
BNI National Harbor Marie Wolfe  $        14,308.00
BNI Solution Providers Gus Hamdan  $        14,000.00
BNI Breakfast of Business Champions Michele Primich  $        13,256.00
BNI Wealth Builders Charles Kline  $        10,671.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Ryan Malet  $        10,487.00
BNI Capital Business Alliance Dimitry Price  $        10,240.00
BNI National Harbor Nancy Alert  $        10,207.00
BNI Wealth Builders Gabe Fortmann  $        10,072.00

Congratulations to the people who
scored 100% in the
Power of One Report

                             Trinh Le
                                 Mary Ann Aellen 
BNI Capital Business Alliance 
BNI Wealth Builders
                                 Ann Brennan BNI Capital Business Alliance 
                                 Eric Smalls BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers
                Sean Suntum    BNI Alliance
                         Brian Loebig              BNI Capital Business Alliance 
For the complete report, please click here.

The Power of One is our method to keep accountability. In the month of September the majority of our region has been in the Green/Yellow! That's a great achievement. Way to go! Some members have excelled in their activity and scored 100 in The Power of One.

Thank you to all who sponsored new members in the month of September! Sponsoring a new member is an opportunity to help another business owner to grow their business and develop. Inviting them to BNI can be the biggest gift that you can give.
A special recognition for Ann Brennan and Trinh Le both from BNI Capital Business Alliance who showed as Sponsor and as 100% in the Power of One. 
BNI Capital Business Alliance invites us to the first ever, BNI Central Maryland Regional Podcast Discussion Group! We listen to a podcast live in the meeting and discuss it as a group on Zoom. Education plus networking! 

October 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Naheed Oberfeld - Episode 775: Powering Up Power Teams (Official BNI Podcast)    
October 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM with Kevin Driscoll - Episode 764: Three Steps to Attract Referrals (Official BNI Podcast)    
October 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Joe Dyton - Episode 746: The Unnatural Premoter (Official BNI Podcast)    

Please click here to register.

Upcoming Events

October 7th - 3:00 pm - Directors Meeting
October 11th  - 2:00 pm - Leadership Monthly Meeting
October 13th - 5:00 pm - 
Speed Networking - Maryland & Virginia - Register here
October 20th - 3:00 pm - Speed Networking - Maryland & Virginia - Register here
October 28th - 1:00 pm - October Business Book Club - Register here

Weekly events
Launch New BNI Chapter" Interest Meeting every Tuesday at 7:30 am - Register here 
National BNI Speed Networking every Tuesday at 4:00 pm - Register here
BNI Connect: Deep Dive for Members/Leaders every Wednesday at 12 pm- Register here

For regional events please check our calendar here.

According to "Money" magazine we live in one of the best places in the country. We are amongst the luckier of the luckiest. We can help our community grow and thrive. We know that this BNI year is going to be amazing! 

Sarit Arbell
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