BNI Miami-Dade, Community Partners, and Friends!
As we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday week, please take a moment to mark your calendars for a change of date, and in turn SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming event - the BNI ICON GALA - which is replacing our world-renown event formerly known as MCRA (Member Chapter Recognition Awards.) JANUARY 20th, 2015
Why the Change?
After 12 successful years of hosting all members (and VIP guests) for our Member Chapter Recognition Awards, we wanted to transition our event so that we could provide access, appeal, and recognition to our local (and global) business community, which includes our amazing members of BNI Miami-Dade, and also so many incredible people from beyond our membership, including our Community Partners, Non-Profit Organizations, Bar Associations, Business Groups, Other Business Networks, other BNI Franchises. In order to properly design every aspect of this event, we consulted with our regional event partners, key leaders in our community, our BNI Director Consultants, our ICON HONOREES, all concluded that we needed more time to give everyone an opportunity to invite their networks (including BNI Miami-Dade) so that our first event is better than our last best MCRA event.
How do you Benefit?
As a member of BNI in Miami-Dade, or as an invited guest from the global community, you now will have the opportunity to attend an event that can include your spouse, significant other, and special guests (friends, family, clients, prospective clients, etc.) in an evening "Gala" format which provides you with the best elements of our BNI regional events, and some new features that we believe will substantially improve the value of the event, and your opportunity to grow your business by attending, inviting, sponsoring, donating, nominating and all the while celebrating with other amazing people in our very global community.
* Are all BNI Miami-Dade members required to attend?
NO You are encouraged to attend.
* Will all BNI Miami-Dade members receive an invoice whether they attend or not?
NO. You only receive a charge if you RSVP to attend. Online rsvp and payment are required.
* Will we recognize BNI Miami-Dade members and chapters?
YES. The majority of our first annual event program will feature awards to BNI members, or former BNI members. We will also include select members of our community for outstanding achievements.
* Will we have an opportunity to Sponsor?
YES. We are in the final phases of our Sponsor Packages, and will announce them early next week.
*Who do I call or email with other questions?
Beth Epperson is our Member Experience team leader for this event, with Anna Plaza (our Franchise Administrator) as her back-up. They are both easily accessible by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thank YOU for your membership, your dedication to your members and the success we all achieve through BNI and "Givers Gain", and we hope to see you at our first annual BNI ICON GALA January 20th, 2015.
Happy Holidays! Jeff Jeffrey J. Stay
STAY INVOLVED, Inc. Founder, Executive Director & CEO (formerly BNI Miami-Dade)
John Knowles, Photo Offset, Inc.
60 years in business, 11 years in BNI
BNI COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Barry Johnson, President & CEO
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Brian Tannebaum, BNI Miami Beach
Author of "The Practice" www.thepracticebook.com published by the American Bar Association
BNI EXEMPLARY MEMBER
Dr. Corey Narson, Founding Member, BNI South Beach
Perfect Attendance - 14.5 years
BNI CORNERSTONE CHAPTER
BNI Biscayne Connection
70 Members & growing with an incredible history of success
BNI EVENT EXCELLENCE
Lynette Janac, Founder, CEO & Publisher of the South Florida Luxury Guide
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