How to Join BNI

Thank you for your interest in BNI Upstate New York. We invite you to attend a BNI chapter meeting. 

BNI Upstate New YorkHow can I get invited as a visitor to a BNI meeting?  

To ensure you have a productive visit it is best to be an expected guest. This can be done a number of ways. One way is to contact our regional office and have us notify the chapter that you will be visiting. Please contact the BNI Upstate New York office at (518) 650-5892 or send an email or complete the form on the homepage. You can also be invited by a BNI member or contact a local chapter's president directly.

Where can I get a BNI Membership Application?

Click here to apply to join a BNI Upstate NY chapter.

How can I find out more about Joining BNI?  

The best way to find out about joining BNI is to visit a chapter. By visiting a local chapter you will be able to experience the culture and structure of a BNI meeting. You will also get to know the business people involved in the chapter. If the group would be a good fit for your business and your business category is open, you may apply for the position at the meeting.

New Chapters  

You should note that some professions (particularly financial advisors, P and C Insurance, residential realtors and mortgage brokers) may find it difficult to locate a chapter or forming group with an opening for their business category. To find out how we can assist you to start your own chapter, contact the BNI Upstate New York office at (518) 650-5892 or send an email. We will be delighted to speak with you about the development of a new chapter.

Luther Shimer, BNI Upstate New York Executive Director


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