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BNI MidSouth

BNI Mid-South
PO Box 220
Arlington, TN 38002

P: 901-492-1264
F: 866-739-3259



BNI Mid-South serves West Tennessee, North Mississippi and surrounding areas, including but not limited to Bartlett, Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, Arlington, Lakeland, Millington, Southaven, Olive Branch, Tupelo, Hernando, Holly Springs, Oxford, and Jackson.

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BNI Family & Friends,
BNI’s Global Support Team has been in close contact with our U.S. Executive Directors in Florida – including Sandy Donovan, Mark & Andrea Stough, Fay Martel, Tim & Lindsay Roberts, Jeff Stay, Karen Ellis & Tom Fleming – to determine how we can best support our 7,000+ members in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
As we did with Hurricane Harvey in Texas, BNI has officially launched a second fundraising initiative, BNI Cares: About Florida. Donations will provide much-neededBack-to-Business Grants for BNI Members most affected by Irma. Please join us in making a donation today by clicking on the link above. Any amount helps!
Also, all BNI Members and Directors are encouraged to join the conversation by clicking here: BNI Cares Facebook Group.  Share a story of how you’ve been affected, or perhaps a way in which you can help BNI Members recover.  Sometimes, just a bit of encouragement can turn a Member’s despair into rock-solid determination.
No matter how many storms come our way, we will stand beside every BNI Member to help them get back to business. We know this that this is the best way to support each Member and to support their family, employees, and community. 


These storms can be pretty strong, but they are no match for what we can accomplish together within BNI.
Yours in Givers Gain®,
Graham Weihmiller, Chairman & CEO of BNI


Our Core Values:
Givers Gain®  .  Building Relationships .  Lifelong Learning   Traditions + Innovation   
Positive Attitude  .  Accountability  .  Recognition



To the BNI Family,
We recently launched a fundraising initiative, BNI Cares: About Texas. Thanks to the generosity of countless BNI Members, we’ve raised nearly $30,000 to help BNI Members affected by Hurricane Harvey.  I know impacted BNI Members are thankful!
Many of you have also reached out to donate products or services to those working to rebuild their businesses and their lives. For example, a Certified Business Coach in Houston has generously offered their services to help members in the area develop an action plan to ‘get back in the game.’ Another member, a printer, has offered members back office support, and to help with certain printing needs. Many of you across the U.S. have also opened your homes to fellow members who are either rebuilding their homes, or who have evacuated. This compassion and collaboration is incredible to witness, and is what makes BNI the wonderful organization that it is. 
To further encourage collaboration and support amongst members, we’ve launched aBNI Cares Facebook Group. We invite you to join BNI Cares, and share how you can support fellow BNI Members in need. We also encourage those of you who have been affected to share your needs here. We’re all here to help!
Our vision is that this BNI Cares Group will provide a platform for BNI Members to support one another during this difficult time.  
BNI is a family, and we care deeply about each other. I look forward to seeing how we can help rebuild businesses, lives, and communities together.
Yours in BNI,
Graham Weihmiller, Chairman & CEO, BNI


Our Core Values:
Givers Gain®  .  Building Relationships .  Lifelong Learning   Traditions + Innovation   
Positive Attitude  .  Accountability  .  Recognition



BNI Family & Friends,
Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating impact on much of Southern Texas. BNI’s Global Support Team is in contact with our U.S. Executive Directors in these regions including Mark Taylor, Kathy Mathy and Steve Black to see how we can help.  We have over 1,400 BNI Members in 55 chapters in the most affected areas.  As a result, BNI has launched BNI Cares: About Texas – a two phase support program for BNI Members:

In Phase 1, which starts now and runs through Friday, September 15th, we are coordinating an immediate fundraising drive to help BNI Members most affected by Hurricane Harvey to get back on their feet and back to business.  If you would like to support BNI Members in Texas, please join us in making a donation today.  Note:  we’ll be sending out a separate email later this week with more specific information about a simple application BNI Members can complete to apply for a BNI Back-to-Business Grant.  These grants will be specifically focused on helping BNI Members get through the immediate situation and get their businesses back up and running.

In Phase 2, which will begin as roads become accessible, we’ll be visiting on the ground with BNI Members in the affected areas to see how we can get their businesses back in operation.  As business leaders, BNI Members play a very important role in getting their communities back to normalcy.  If our Members are ready for referrals, we’ll work to get them referrals.  And there are many other ways we can help. 

I appreciate your thoughtful consideration regarding financially supporting Phase 1 above today.  And please feel free to forward this email to everyone in the BNI family and friends in your area.

BNI is a family.  And families pull together when times get tough.  Times are especially tough right now for BNI Members in Southern Texas.  The road to recovery will be long, but BNI will stand beside them at every step of the way. 


Yours in BNI,

Graham P. Weihmiller, Chairman & CEO of BNI


BNI Midsouth Member Opportunities


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The Business Referral Organization Where Givers Gain

BNI Mid-South is part of the world’s largest referral organization, Business Network International. The BNI Mid-South Region has 24 chapters with $29,097,348.00 of closed business ending October 31, 2016. Our territory covers West Tennessee, North Mississippi and surrounding areas, including but not limited to: West TN: Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, Arlington, Lakeland, Millington, and Jackson, TN. North MS: Southaven, Olive Branch, Tupelo, Hernando, Holly Springs, Oxford, and Corinth MS.  We are always looking to add chapters to our region. If you are interested in starting a new chapter or have questions, Please call the BNI Mid-South office at 901-492-1264 for more information.

BNI Mission Statement
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.

The philosophy of BNI is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain”. By giving business to others, you will get business in return. Within this framework our goal is to educate members that networking is more about farming than it is about hunting; it’s about cultivating long-term mutually beneficial business relationships! Subsequent to this, BNI’s role is to better educate, guide and inform members in the process of developing word-of-mouth based business.

BNI is about the power and leverage of relationships.

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone new who could use your products or service, they hand your card out and recommend your services*. It's as simple as that! It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of what goes around, comes around. If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result.

Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!! Successful businesses depend on word of mouth. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.

Interested in Visiting a Chapter?

If you would like additional information on visiting one of our BNI chapters, please contact us.  Once our office receives your information, someone on our staff will contact you to assist you in finding an appropriate chapter for you to visit.

BNI Mid-South Partners with The Memphis Chamber

The BNI Mid-South Partnered with The Memphis Chamber for the first Annual Business Bizpolooza Networking Event. The event was held at Aricenter International. This is one of way that The BNI Mid-South Strives to place our Mid-South chapters in front of other businesses and individuals.