Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings before making a decision to join or not. If you are interested in attending a meeting contact our visitor host by email. Meetings are held every Tuesday morning. Our meetings start at 7:30am and end at 9:00am.
Where Is it?
The Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road, Madison CT.
What to Expect
It’s unusual to find so much energy and friendship so early in the morning, but here you will in a roomful of 40+ business owners helping each other build their businesses. We also have continental breakfast.
What to Bring
Plenty of business cards and the desire to connect with some of the best professionals on the shoreline.
What Happens in a Meeting?
We have open networking from 7:30-7:45am. Our visitor host will get you signed in and oriented. The meeting is kicked off promptly at 7:45am by our Chapter President who welcomes everyone and our visitors are introduced. There is always an education segment designed to help members get the most out of their membership. Our 30 second commercial is an opportunity for each member and visitor to tell a little bit about their business and what a good referral looks like. Every week one member gets 10 minutes to present a profile of themselves and their business. At the end of the meeting everyone get the opportunity to give testimonials and acknowledge member referrals.
What if a Visitor Wants to Join
A visitor can attend two meetings as a guest. If you want to become a member, request an application from the Membership Committee or Vice President. We only allow one member per business specialty and applications are reviewed by our Membership Committee to ensure that the candidate is a good fit and in good standing in the community.
What Does it Cost?
BNI National annual membership is $445 per year. There is also a one time National registration fee of $150. Local Chapter dues are $65 quarterly (or $240 annually) and pay for the meeting space, morning refreshments, events and support our Scholarship Fund.
What are the Benefits of Membership?
1. Increased exposure to many other people and businesses;
2. Building solid business relationships that will last for the rest of your life;
3. Tools to network more effectively, including educational workshops and mentoring;
4. Visibility, Credibility and Profitability for each of our members;
5. And much, much more!!!
Come to a meeting. They’re fun and you’ll walk away with a little bit of the energy that fills the room and find the friendship contagious.
We are a proud member of CT Business Network International