BNI Pittsburgh 2018 – Happy New Year
As we finish up another successful year in 2017 BNI Western PA is looking forward to a great 2018. In the coming months, we look forward to celebrating International Networking Week in February, the launch of BNI University, and other enhancements to BNI Connect and the BNI App.
In 2018 we will be celebrating 20 years of Givers Gain here in Western PA. To celebrate those 20 great years we want to celebrate the new additions to our BNI community and at the same time help others in our local area.
BNI Pittsburgh Giving back
For every new member joining our BNI Western PA community, the region will donate $20 to one of three organizations. The three organizations are:
Butler Bantam Marine League – The Butler Detachment is currently working to place service dogs with veterans in the local area. It has been shown that placing service dogs with veterans in need of help greatly reduces the chances of that veteran committing suicide.
Cancer has touched so many of our members and member’s families over the years. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world with the goal of eliminating childhood cancer.
Alzheimer’s is another condition affecting so many of our members’ families including the family of the person who brought BNI to Western PA. Donations will be made to an organization where 100% of the donation will be spent on finding a cure.
The new member will pick one of the three organization in which they want to the donation to be made. Once a total of $500 is raised, a donation will be made at that time or at the end of the year.
During the year we will be posting additional information about all three of these organizations along with our progress.
BNI Pittsburgh Referral System
We look forward to our new mobile-friendly BNI western PA website which will be launched in just a few weeks. In addition to our new website, new online training will be available to all BNI members through our BNI University. This new technology will set BNI Pittsburgh head of other networking organizations in the area by proving online tools to help our members understand how to grow their Pittsburgh based business and implement the world’s premier referral system for small business owners.
Of course, the real benefit of BNI is the close working relationships our members form with one another. So, combined with our new website and members-only BNI university we will be featuring each of our local chapters twice during the year with an in-depth look at how our members are making real changes and improvements here in Pittsburgh and the surrounding countryside of Western Pennsylvania.
Technology and Face to Face Networking work seamlessly now as we celebrate our 20th year in the Pittsburgh market.
We hope you subscribe to our newsfeed to keep in touch with our chapters and our efforts to give back to the community and I hope to see you at a local BNI meeting in the next year as I visit all of our chapters. If you are interested in finding a chapter to visit in order to experience the BNI referral system, please follow this link.
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