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Dear Members,

Welcome to May everyone! Spring is almost over, and Cicadas season is almost here.... I am not sure what you think about it, but for us it means that nature is beautiful and full of wonder.

April was a great month for our members, who have generated a lot of thank you for closed business. Our chapters had more visitors than before, and members engagement and Power of One report moved up by 1% in one month! Congratulations.
Kudos for creating $1,228,334 in Thank You for Closed Business.  A special thank you to the biggest givers in the region:
 BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch    Miguel Familia   $  216,066.00
 BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch    Brendan McKay   $    46,436.00
 BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch    Dan Helhowski   $    45,767.00
 BNI Wealth Builders    Audrey Bullock   $    40,590.00
 BNI Networking Partners    Craig Rosenfeld   $    39,833.00
 BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch    Heath Graves   $    34,320.00
 BNI Midcounty Connectors    Carol Gowling   $    31,846.00
 BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch    Marc Sushner   $    30,447.00
 BNI Bethesda Business    Steve Lorberbaum   $    23,643.00
 BNI Breakfast of Business Champions    Mark Day   $    20,985.00
 BNI Bethesda Business    Guy Brami   $    19,958.00
 BNI Capital Business Alliance    Matt O'Connor   $    17,253.00
 BNI Bethesda Business    Gary Altman   $    15,697.00
 BNI Solution Providers    Kim Stepanuk   $    13,250.00
 BNI Downtown Connectors    Richard Pencek   $    11,795.00
 BNI Bethesda Business    Greg Ford   $    11,725.00
 BNI Breakfast of Business Champions    Robert Muldoon   $    11,462.00
 BNI Bethesda Business    Willie Gunn   $    11,398.00
 BNI Bethesda Business    Ralph Smith   $    11,235.00
 BNI Bethesda Business    Steven Feys   $    11,093.00


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

Ellen Jefferson BNI Chevy Chase Game Changers
Dan Helhowski BNI High Energy Lunch Bunch
Rena Strauss BNI MidCounty Connectors
Diamond Chaflawee BNI MidCounty Connectors
Carol Gowling BNI MidCounty Connectors
Amy Krasias BNI Networking Partners
Jordan Schneider BNI Networking Partners
Mary Ann Aellen BNI Wealth Builders
Pamela Vines BNI Alliance
Ann Brennane BNI Capital Business Alliance
Brian Loebig BNI Capital Business Alliance
Stephen Kasasa 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 December 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:

Member in Focus

Mayer Green

Dr. Mayer Green is with the Silver Spring Medical Center which focuses on rehabilitation of the spine and extremities.  Mayer has been with BNI Networking Partners since 2016 and has served many positions throughout the region, including his most recent role of Ambassador. 

Mayer and his family live in Silver Spring, MD. He enjoys triathlon, specifically cycling.  He is an avid golfer and enjoys supporting the community at large by participating in fundraising tournaments.  

While Early Bird registration has closed, you can still register for U.S. National Conference 2021.  This conference has been created with your success in mind. During these value-packed two days, you’ll learn from and connect with industry leaders and walk away with invaluable tools to make your business unstoppable. You'll enjoy an environment designed to help you connect with others to share knowledge and receive answers that will help you meet your business goals in 2021 and beyond!  Please click the image above to visit the event page and register.. 

Over the course of 13 weekly thirty minute sessions we are going to cover just about everything you ever wanted to know about BNI Connect.  Really.  Everything.  No stone will be left unturned and no question will remain unanswered.  Join us for just the topics that interest you or become a BNI Connect guru like the support team!

Once you register you will have access to attend all of the sessions - attend one, attend some or attend all!

All sessions are Thursdays at Noon EASTERN time zone.

  • May 13 - Tapping in to the local, regional, national, and GLOBAL BNI Network
  • May 20 – NO SESSION (US National Convention)
  • May 27 - Visitors!  Using BNI Connect to invite, register, track and follow up with visitors.
  • June 3 - BNI Business Builders Basics
  • June 10 - For the numbers people out there - Reports! Reports! Reports!
  • June 17 - Chapter Management - PALMS, speakers and visitors
  • June 24 - Setting and tracking GOALS for your chapter
  • July 1 - BNI BB: assigning and reporting
  • July 8 - BNI Online – Zoom Tips & Tricks
  • July 15 – NO SESSION
  • July 22 – Chapter Websites
  • July 29 – BONUS: Open Forum! Ask anything you want about the online BNI technology platforms!
  • August 5 – BONUS: The BNI Money Tree - Cultivating a million dollar membership

Each session is scheduled to be about 30 minutes of content and then open questions until every last question has been answered.  The webinars will be recorded and the entire series will be uploaded to BNI University once completed. Remember - the only silly question is the unasked question! Register here for one or all of the series. 

Upcoming Events

May 11th - 2:00 pm - Monthly Leadership Meeting
May 13th - 12:00 pm - BNI Connect Deep Dive: Tapping in to the BNI Network - registration link 
May 13th - 5:00 pm - Connect Speed Networking Event - register
May 20-21 - 11:00 am - National Conference - register here
May 26th - 5:00 pm - Speed Networking & Education Event - registration link
May 27th - 12:00 pm - BNI Connect Deep Dive: Visitors! Using BNI Connect to invite, register, track and follow up with visitors. 
May 28th - 3:00 pm - Directors Meeting

For national events please check our calendar here.

Keep up the great work. The world is opening up, and this means more opportunities for your business.  Let’s make it big! 

Happy Connecting! 
Sarit Arbell

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