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Over 600 BNI Miami Members and Leaders gathered at the DoubleTree by Hilton March 11th-13th for Leadership Training and Member Education. Coffee was served by Nespresso while members networked with those members they might not otherwise meet as their weekly meeting falls on the same day.

We have received much positive feedback regarding the "Member Education" classes, offering a higher level of training for those advanced networkers in BNI. Here is an excerpt of the glowing testimonial from Dr Todd Narson of BNI Miami Beach regarding the Public Speaking Workshop with Michelle Villalobos:  

"Although it was a rather quick, 60 minute workshop, the information you gave us was invaluable for my recent presentation. I was teaching a 2 hour continuing education class for my profession to about 250 doctors. Although I was already 99% done with creating my power point presentation, the 5 magic keys to successful public speaking were more than right on point, they were essential.

The first email I received was from a doctor telling me this was the most informative and best lecture he's attended in the past 15 years. Thank you for your invaluable tips and I'm looking forward to your upcoming superstar speaker academy workshop!"

Michelle Villalobos

While our incoming chapter leaders were busy learning the tools and skills to effectively operate a successful BNI chapter, our members were becoming better Networkers with our wide range of class offerings.

A Gigantic THANK YOU to our 24 volunteer Trainers and our gracious Sponsors! LTME was a HUGE Success because of YOU!


Regional Events

Network Nights at Mia Cucina was a huge success! This event sold out completely. Be prepared to register for our monthly evening networker in advance so you don't miss out on the fun and networking. 


Thank you Lynette Janac and South Florida Luxury Guide for putting together this awesome event. The chef's presented amazing samplings and were enjoyed. They were all winners in our book!



Jesse Stolow, Total Window and Proud Member of BNI Biscayne Connection.

Magita Rojas, Magita Designs Inc. and Proud Member of BNI Biscayne Connection.


Jeff Stay, Diandra Palancar & Mark Trowbridge enjoy the Battle of the Chefs


April's Network Nights will be at Shula's 347 in South Miami on 4/22 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. This event will be limited to the 1st 100 registrants. Be sure to register and pay online as walk-ups will be admitted at a higher price if space permits. Event details can be found at 



Member Spotlight

Jermaine Lee, member of Gables Rainmakers with the firm of Hernandez Lee was recently featured in a Miami Herald article about his client's identity theft horror story and his case against the bank that didn't protect him.
Phil Reizenstein, member of BNI South Beach was recently awarded the Florida Association of Criminal Defense attorneys Rodney Thaxton "Against All Odds" award for his defense of Dennis Escobar during his 2 month homicide trial in the slaying of a police officer which ended in a mistrial in 2013.  Phil is with the firm of Woodward and Reizenstein PA.  Congratulation to Phil on this excellent award of achievement.  BNI Is honored to have such a great criminal defense attorney.

Michael Grieco - BNI Miami Dade would also like to congratulate BNI Premier Member, Michael Grieco for being elected to the Miami Beach Commission.  Commissioner Michael Grieco is a criminal defense attorney with the Grieco Law Center.


Top Chapter

Congratulations to BNI Coral Gables for being the top performing chapter in Traffic Lights in BNI Miami-Dade for three consecutive months. It is great to see that our oldest chapter (15+ years old) is still on top of its game.

Successful Chapters = Successful Members!
Thank you for focusing on those metrics that lead to member success! 

  • Member growth
  • Member retention
  • Member attendance
  • Member-to-member referrals
  • Inviting and Converting Visitors


2014 Member Extravaganza