Welcome to BNI Mid America!
- Missouri (except Kansas City)
- Southeast Kansas
- Southern Illinois
- Texarkana, TX
BNI Mid America is a dynamic organization that was established in December 1994 by Scott T. Simon, Executive Director. Our region consistently ranks internationally among the top 10% of all franchises, and owners Scott T. Simon and Teresa Morris-Simon serve as proud members of BNI’s Founders Circle and Platinum Club.
In 2001, Area Directors were assigned certain territories to better support chapters and members. Their overall responsibility is to provide the materials, support, guidance and infrastructure to their assigned chapters for the generation of business referrals among members and for the maintenance of smooth chapter operation and the recruitment of new chapter members.
Started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to further business through word of mouth marketing.
BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per profession to join each chapter. Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because ll the other members carry your business cards around with them to be fully prepared to create referral opportunities for one another. When they meet someone new who could use your products or service, they hand your card out, recommend your services and ask the prospect for permission for you to call. It's as simple as that! Last year, members of BNI passed thousands of referrals which generated millions of dollars worth of business for each other!
It's simple because it's based on the universal law of reciprocity - 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 – over time, many have.
Did you know that 98% of businesses rely on referrals to gain new business BUT only 3% of businesses have a referral marketing strategy? Word of mouth marketing is the best way to get new customers, and it’s the most cost-effective form of advertising. BNI provides a structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. We do so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this "formal" relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business by referral. If you’re looking for the most cost effective marketing strategy for your business product or service, priced low or high, there’s just no better choice than BNI!