Develop a Professional Network of Trusted Advisers and Referral Sources

BNI – The World's Leading Business Networking and Referral Organization

Founded in 1985, BNI® is a global, proven business networking organization.  Our members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to our principal core value, Givers Gain ®.  Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals.  Membership in BNI® offers access to business training, peer learning and opportunities to network and do business with hundreds of thousands of BNI® members around the world.

BNI ®. Changing the Way the World Does Business ®



By the Numbers - BNI Statistics World Wide

BNI NW Florida's purpose is to help businesses, large and small, grow their business and make more money!

BNI (Business Network International) is the world’s largest business networking and referral organization and its culture, which is built upon the philosophy of Givers Gain®, is unique. This is a culture of caring about giving business, professional development and building consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationships. BNI helps members develop a structured, positive, and professional referral marketing program which provides them opportunities to:

"In the last 12 months, BNI members around the world passed an estimate 12.2 million referrals to one another, and closed an estimated $16.9 billion USD in referred business!"


BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals.

BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.

More Information. The best way to find out about BNI is to visit a chapter. Please call (850) 765-1543, click here to send an email  for assistance with visiting and/or joining a BNI NW Florida chapter.

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First Time Visitors

The best way to find out about BNI is to visit a chapter. Click here to find out more about how to chapters that you may visit. 

Attend a meeting and see why BNI is the world's largest business networking and referral organization.

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Givers Gain

Click here to watch a brief video about how Business Network International (BNI) and Givers Gain® work.

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BNI Works

In last 12 months BNI NW Florida's Region reported income in excess of $15 million in new business!

The 270,000 members of BNI worldwide passed over 12.2 million referrals which resulted in more than $16.9 billion in business.


Eight Key Reasons Why You Should Network

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Interested in Finding a Chapter?  

The best way to find out more about how BNI works is to visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it's like. Each chapter has a personality of its own, and finding where you fit best helps you to get connected.

Discover all the reasons to join a BNI Chapter in Your Area

Benefits of Membership

BNI members tend to find value in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Business Generated – Helping you reach your financial goals faster.
  • Teamwork and Energy – Working together, supporting each other and having fun!
  • Relationships and Trust – The opportunity to develop long-lasting, meaningful relationships.
  • Structure and Learning – Staying on-task while growing personally and professionally.
Our Mission Our Vision
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals. We're building a thriving community of professionals who believe that investing in others' success is the path to prosperity.  This community together with the global BNI community "Is changing the way the world does business." 

BNI NW Florida  Member Spotlight

Alexandra (AJ) Beddouk

Congratulations to our first Spotlight Member for our region -- Alexandra  (AJ) Beddouk.

AJ is an enthusiastic and successful member of the BNI Success Partners of Fort Walton Beach chapter in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She has only been a member for three months and was asked to be a member of the chapters Leadership Team as Education Coordinator, which she accepted without hesitation.

Jeff Cepuran, Area Director, knew that AJ was going to a “force to be reckoned with” when during her first month she received 80 on the March Power of One Report and has just received 90 in the May report, just shy of getting 100. AJ finished the Member Success Program in three days after being given access to BNI U, and since her joining BNI she is averaging a little over five referrals a week for her fellow members.  She exemplifies the meaning of “Givers Gain®

The President of Success Partners of Fort Walton Beach chapter, Stacy Green, said “AJ is a rock star! Since day one, she hit the ground running and has not stopped. It has been inspiring to our entire chapter to see someone completely jump two feet into the BNI system and live it.” AJ has transformed from a HALO jumping Army war veteran to a well-respected Real Estate Agent at eXp Realty located in Navarre, FL.

To congratulate AJ and learn more about AJ and her success in BNI Success Partners in Fort Walton Beach chapter, visit her BNI member profile, HERE.

BNI NW Florida Chapter Spotlight

BNI PCBLinks Chapter of BNI

Congratulations to our June Spotlight Chapter -- BNI PCPLinks Chapter of BNI.

The PCBLinks Chapter of BNI is located in Panama City Beach, FL. This resilient  chapter was devastated by Hurricane Michael and went from an impressive 44 member chapter down to 8 members.  They were determined to build back their chapter and today have 28 strong members who are still working hard to increase their membership. 

Rolan Peak, BNI Area Director, who grew up in Panama City Beach and is a Founding member of the PCPLinks chapter has been working alongside Chapter leaders to support their growth.  President Clyde Furlong, Vice President Patti Smith, and Secretary/Treasurer Gretl Siler, are determined to get back to a 40 member chapter and are up for the challenge!   

The Chapter has trusted and followed BNI's proven steps and strategy for building a successful chapter. There is a genuine camaraderie among members, and their hard, steady work has paid off. 

BNI PCPLinks Chapter of BNI® meet each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites on Coastal Palms Blvd in Panama City. Currently the Chapter is meeting online. Visit the chapter website, HERE.

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