BOSTON, Mass. – BNI®, the world’s leading networking and business referral organization, announced that it crossed a major milestone in Massachusetts by launching its 100th BNI chapter in the Boston Region. The new East Boston networking group, which is called BNI Thrive, officially marked its launch on June 15 at the Courtyard Marriott (225 McClellan Hwy., East Boston, Mass.), collecting new applications from local business owners and sales professionals seeking a way to market and grow their businesses. The launch of BNI Thrive has potential to bring significant benefits to the small business community in East Boston and to boost the local economy.
“We are thrilled to have BNI Thrive become our 100th chapter. It shows that there is still great demand for local professionals to build a reliable network to support their businesses,” said BNI Massachusetts Executive Director Patti Salvucci. “There has never been a better time for membership in BNI. It works because it’s a proven formula that has helped thousands of Boston-area business owners and salespeople build meaningful relationships that lead to qualified referrals and closed business.”
BNI Massachusetts has more than 2,700 members representing a wide diversity of professions across its 100 chapters. In 2017, BNI Massachusetts reported $121 million in closed business from member referrals – an average of $45,500 per member. Those were the highest numbers in the organization’s 23-year history.
“BNI’s philosophy of Givers Gain® works. By giving business to others, you will receive business in return,” Salvucci said.
BNI Thrive meets weekly on Friday mornings from 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. at the Courtyard Marriott. BNI Chairman/CEO Graham Weihmiller offered congratulations to BNI Thrive and the chapter’s Launch Director Claudia Thompson. “We’re thrilled to see how area business leaders have embraced BNI, and we look forward to launching more chapters in the months and years to come, and building many lifelong relationships in the Boston area,” Weihmiller said. “Claudia and her launch team have done excellent work positioning BNI Thrive for long-term success by delivering new business referrals for its members.”
For more information on BNI Thrive, to find an opening in an existing chapter or to learn about chapters forming in your area, please contact Noah McIntyre at the BNI Massachusetts Regional Office. Noah can be reached at 978-443-6800.