Chapters Forming

BNI Upstate New York region serves The Adirondacks, Greater Amsterdam, Capital Region, Greater Glens Falls, Malta, Mohawk Valley, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Tech Valley and The North Country.

The CORE GROUPS listed below are preparing to open as BNI chapters.  For more information about any core group please contact the BNI Upstate New York office at (518) 280-8752 or click here to send an email message.

Hints and Tips For A Successful Launch!

  • Our regional goal to charter a chapter is with a minimum of 25 members at the time of Launch. 
  • To get started, build a  team of potential members and interested parties to help you recruit the needed numbers.
  • A target launch date will be set by the Lead BNI Director to help you achieve the goal within the set time frame.  By doing this, BNI has laid the groundwork for a highly effective group of networkers who are motivated by goals and objectives!
  • All core group members, new members, and interested parties must pay their membership dues in full when applications are submitted for consideration of membership. We stand strong on this mandate because it determines the sincerity of the applicant.
  • Keep your energy high, your thoughts positive, and maintain momentum.
  • Stick to a plan and remain committed to the goal.
  • Keep excitement up within your core group by bringing new visitors and passing referrals.
  • Continuous training for the core group that will keep them motivated.



Below are cities we are looking to start CORE GROUPS in so that we can launch fully CHARTERED CHAPTERS

Once we have enough interest in a particular area, then we will set up an Informational Meeting to discuss the steps of the Core to Charter program to launch a new chapter. By entering your information, this will allow us to communicate that meeting information to you.  Please have any of your connections that you would like to know about this opportunity register here also. 









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