Hey guys/gals, I am a part timer and currently have only 3 accounts (each week) and 2 (every other week). My wife helps out when she can. Anyway, a friend of ours (a CPA) invited my wife to a BNI meeting last week. For those of you that dont know what BNI is......It is a local chapter of business owners like Florist, Realtor, Accountant, etc that meet every week and promote their businesses among each other. In turn, when the members do their daily jobs, if they hear that someone needs a landscaper, YOU come to their mind right away since you have been drilling your company into their heads every single week. That local chapter is a part of the whole BNI community, which is nationwide and many cities have more than one chapter. Example, Detroit 1, Detroit 2,3, and so on.... Anyway, in each chapter, there can be only one business owner from each industry, so that there is no competition. Only one florist, one dog walker, etc. So, here comes the question. Has anyone of you done it? The membership is $265/year and $75 one time application fee. Oh, i forgot to mention for those of you that might be interested that if you miss 3 meetings in 6 months, you lose your place in that local chapter. When my wife went there, the members were giving each other refferals like crazy. She said that the web-site developer got 3 contacts, and the florist thanked 4 people for prior refferals. So, has anyone been a member of a BNI chapter and how did it work for you? I need to grow next year and we think that that would be a good place to start.