Jan Networking Times article by David Gray Alexander

The New Year is upon us! I love this time of year. It’s a time of renewal and a time to create our goals. A time to reflect on our vision of what we want to be and how we can contribute to making the world a better place.

You have probably noticed that BNI has recently changed its brand to reflect our global reach and vision. We are “Changing The Way The World Does Business” and giving “Local Businesses a Global Network.” The importance of this hit me the other day when a visitor spoke to me about the organization. They said it is incredible the impact BNI Chapters have on the local economy. They went on to say that we really need to work harder getting the word out and letting people know about the “World’s Largest Referral Organization.” I agreed whole- heartedly. Let’s all work hard to introduce our organization to people who might just need the referrals from BNI to hit their goals and thrive in 2012. In the last 12 months our members have generated over $43 million in business for each other in Georgia and Western North Carolina. This is just a small part of the $2.8 billion in business generated by BNI Chapters all over the world.

Join me in making a renewed commitment for the New Year. A commitment to work a little harder giving to others, finding referrals for our fellow members and over achieving our goals. Together we will achieve more. Remember to visit www.BNISoutheast.com for upcoming events and also to connect to other BNI members around the world.

All the best,
David Alexander, Executive Director
BNI Georgia and North Carolina