Visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what BNI is like! Each chapter has a personality of its own, and finding where you fit best helps you to get connected.
Discover all the reasons to join a BNI Chapter in Your Region.
BNI NH features professional networking chapters all throughout NH, including Manchester, Salem, Nashua, the Lakes Region, Portsmouth/Seacoast area, North Country and much more. Our members range from a variety of professions in industries, such as real estate, financial services, trades, marketing services, home services companies, network marketing companies, and much more. Each member is encouraged to pass warm referrals to other members of their chapter, and, in return, they will also receive referrals. Chapters meet once per week (currently virtually) and members are encouraged to hold individual meetings (known as "One to Ones") with other chapter members in order to build stronger bonds.
One of the many elements that make BNI special is that each chapter accepts only one representative from each industry. This means BNI members are highly likely to receive business from their chapter provided there is a demand for their services. Because there is only one person representing each profession in a given chapter, BNI members have less competition and warmer referrals, meaning they can often command higher prices and provide better value for their services.
Members of BNI NH routinely say that BNI is either their only form of advertising or their most profitable one. A business’s ability to enter a chapter and immediately begin promoting and building relationships with other business owners is extremely valuable, especially to those businesses that have only recently become established. Additionally, the fact that BNI incentivizes its members to pass business opportunities among one another is the “secret sauce” that creates exponential growth for many business owners who choose to join.
The best way to get involved in a BNI chapter is to visit for free and meet the members. Each chapter designates members to be in charge of welcoming visitors and answering questions (called “visitor hosts”), so you will not be put in a position to feel nervous or out of place. We provide a warm, motivating atmosphere for all. You can use our Advanced Chapter Search (above) to find a local networking chapter that holds meetings at a convenient date and time for you. Our networking groups meet at the same time each week, for 60-90 minutes.
BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals.
There are countless benefits to joining BNI.
Increase Business Prospects: You'll substantially increase your business through referrals.
Professional Development: You'll have access to our exclusive training programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.
Great Networking Opportunities: Your participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year will increase your exposure to many other business professionals in your community.
Exclusive Member Resources: You'll have access to a range of tools and educational materials on networking, public speaking and business best-practices.
To help you get the most out of your first BNI meeting, here are some things to know before you go:
Be Prepared: Visit a chapter prepared to talk about your business. Members are interested in getting to know how connections with visitors can be mutually beneficial. Also, don't forget to bring your business cards.
Meetings: As a visitor, you can attend a chapter meeting twice. Remember to use this time to get know the chapter personality, and its members, not to promote your business. Meetings are high energy and run according to a structured agenda. They last around 90 minutes with time for additional networking before and after each meeting. Arrive around 15 minutes early so you don't miss out on any opportunities for networking, and be sure to sign in as a visitor.
You're the Expert: Only one person from each professional specialty is allowed to join a chapter of BNI, eliminating the possibility of competition among our members. When you join a chapter, you are the sole representative of your field and can develop relationships with others in the chapter as their go-to person for your services.
Respect Your Craft: The businesses our members represent are their full-time occupations, ensuring they are able to position themselves as resources and experts in their field.