BNI Michiana continues to grow and last year alone did $4.5 million in referred business just this past year
BNI Michiana Forms - 2001
BNI Michiana begins as a new chapter with the goal of cultivating professional relationships within the Michiana area.
BNI Opens Internationally - Dec. 1993
Canada opened BNI’s first chapters outside the United States in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The Network Is Renamed Business Network International - Dec. 1990
In 1991, Dr. Misner could see the organization was close to launching internationally, and to prepare for the change, rebranded The Network as Business Network International, and shortly after focusing the name as BNI for simplicity and trademark purposes.
The Network Expands to Two Chapters - March 1985
By the end of the first year, 20 chapters were spread across Southern California.
First Official Meeting - Jan. 1985
The first official meeting of The Network was held by Dr. Ivan Misner and friends in January 1985 in Arcadia, California.
An Idea Is Born - Nov. 1984
Dr. Ivan Misner is looking for ways in increase clients for his personal consulting business. He and friends Carolyn Denny, CPA, Lee Shimmin, insurance agent, and Mike Ryan, financial planner, hatched a plan.
Our speaker today was Jen and Gabe Moore of Schuell Fence Co. They have been serving the Michiana community for almost 70 years! On top of providing the finest in fencing, they are passionate about family, serving and God. Want to learn more? Come visit us on Thursday’s! ... See MoreSee Less
Our speaker today was Dan Biggs of Rick's Auto Body. Forget everything you heard about auto body repair, because that is not what Dan is about - despite it being the only job he has known for 49 years. His passion and his life is his family and today we learned our most valuable asset: time. This is what our BNI is about. Learning so much more about each other than business. Thanks for everything you do for not only this chapter, Dan, but our community as well. ... See MoreSee Less
Our speaker today is Keith Wiening from Doors and Drawers. They focus on taking your kitchen from outdated to outstanding by refacing - not replacing - your cabinets. Want to learn more? Come visit us! And next week our speaker is Dan Biggs from Ricks Auto Body. See you then! ... See MoreSee Less