Find or Start a Chapter

With BNI, your network is one of your greatest assets.

BNI Minnesota & Northern Wisconsin is the largest region in the world with over 3,000 members in our network. Find a chapter near you to get started or learn how to start a chapter.

BNI - The World's Leading Business Network and Referral Organization

All BNI Meetings Are Now Online!

To the Global BNI Community,

From the start, BNI has prioritized safety above all other considerations. When this situation first arose, BNI Leaders around the world immediately went into action to deploy helpful resources and tools to support you. One of those tools – bni online™ - helps BNI Chapters easily transition to online meetings on a temporary basis so they can continue supporting each other and passing referrals in any situation. It has been well-received, and we are enhancing it every day.

After thoughtful analysis and consultation with outstanding BNI Members and Leaders from around the world, we have decided to transition all BNI Chapters, trainings, and other events to an online format effective immediately. Out of an abundance of caution, no further in-person BNI meetings, trainings, nor social events of any kind should take place until it is appropriate to do so.

As you know, you are supported by very capable BNI Leaders who are working around the clock to support you. I congratulate each of them. If they have not already, your BNI National Directors, Executive Directors, Regional Directors, Director Consultants, and Chapter Leadership Teams will be in touch with you shortly to help you seamlessly transition to bni online™ either this coming week, or next week. Enjoy the experience and continue energetically supporting each other online as you have always done. Thousands of Members globally have already transitioned and are reporting a terrific continuation of referrals and TYFCB on this platform, and they are thankful for continued access to their vital business network. We will restart in-person meetings as soon as appropriate. When we do so, we will then have more capabilities than ever to help you achieve your dreams.

BNI will emerge from this situation stronger than ever. Together, we will help lead the global recovery. We will help support families, and help rebuild businesses and communities. We will be absolutely relentless in supporting every BNI Member through the recovery. We will not rest until these things are done.

Let us now continue Changing the Way the World Does Business®.


Graham Weihmiller, Chairman & CEO of BNI


Online training has been scheduled for your convenience this week.

Monday March 16th

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Click here to register

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Click here to register

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Click here to register


Town Hall (open to all members)

4:30 p.m. Every Monday - Click here to register


Tuesday March 17

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Click here to register


Wednesday March 18

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Click here to register


Thursday March 19

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Click here to register


BNI Online Training Available for Members (Mock Meeting and Best Practices)

Monday 12 p.m. – Click here to register

Tuesday 12 p.m.  – Click here to register

Wednesday  12 p.m. - Click here to register

Thursday  12 p.m. - Click here to register


Click here for General FAQs for Members and Leadership Teams

5-Star BNI Chapters 

5-Star Chapters are implementing the BNI success system and are chapters you can feel confident in applying to and referring colleagues to apply. To earn a five-star rating, chapters must make sure these things occur:

  • President conducts Chapter SUCCESS Meetings monthly and submits monthly report by the 10th of each month (for the previous month)
  • Vice President conducts Membership Committee Meeting and submits monthly report by the 10th of each month (for the previous month)
  • PALMS reports are submitted no later than end of day Monday for the previous week’s meeting
  • Secretary/Treasurer accurately marks attendance or enters visitor information in BNI Connect® by end of day Friday of each week’s meeting
  • At least one member from the chapter attends a Leadership and Support Team Roundtable that month (only one star is given, no matter how many members attend)

Congratulations to the 22 chapters who earned 5-Star status for the month of January!

Absolute Connections – Wednesday 7:15 AM Champlin

All About Business – Monday 11:00 AM Bloomington

Better Business Builders – Tuesday 8:15 AM Faribault

Chippewa Valley – Wednesday 7:30 AM Eau Claire

Creating Connections – Thursday 11:00 AM Mankato

Fireside – Wednesday 7:10 AM Minnetonka

Integrity Leaders Network – Thursday 11:00 AM Woodbury

Intentional Excellence – Wednesday 11:30 AM Plymouth

Lake Superior – Thursday 6:45 AM Duluth

Northwest Suburban – Tuesday 7:30 AM Maple Grove

Prime Connections – Thursday 7:30 AM Minneapolis

Professional Edge – Thursday 11:30 AM Minneapolis

Professionals 4 Success – Wednesday 12:00 PM Mankato

Referral Masters – Tuesday 7:30 AM Andover

Referrals to Riches – Tuesday 7:30 AM White Bear Lake

River City – Thursday 7:00 AM St. Cloud

St. Paul Success – Wednesday 11:30 AM St. Paul

Success Masters – Tuesday 7:30 AM Andover

Ultimate Networking – Wednesday 7:30 AM Andover

United 2 Prosper – Tuesday 7:30 AM Champlin

Westwinds – Thursday 7:15 AM Minnetonka

Wright Connections – Thursday 7:30 AM Buffalo

Congratulations to Our Bowling Champs!

We had a great time at our 5th Annual Bowling Tournament. Thank you to all partiicpants and our organizers!


BNI Turns 35!

Watch the video

Learn More to Earn More

Schedule an ACT Workshop today!

Learn more


Leadership Resources

BNI University

Leadership Team

Can't Find an Opening?

Complete the form below for assistance.

Benefits of Membership

BNI members tend to find value in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Business Generated – Helping you reach your financial goals faster.
  • Teamwork and Energy – Working together, supporting each other and having fun!
  • Relationships and Trust – The opportunity to develop long-lasting, meaningful relationships.
  • Structure and Learning – Staying on-task while growing personally and professionally.

We Can Help You Build Your Network

With 250,000+ members globally, BNI is the world's largest referral marketing organization of its type in the world. BNI members worldwide passed over 9.8 million referrals which resulted in more than $15.5 billion in business.

BNI Minnesota & Northern Wisconsin has 2,900+ members that meet weekly across 140+ chapters. In 2017, we generated more than 145,000 referrals, resulting in more than $133 million in business for our members. Get connected today and make this year, your best year ever!!

Interested in Finding a Chapter?

The best way to find out more about how BNI works is to visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it's 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 Minnesota & Northern Wisconsin

PO Box 27783 | Golden Valley, MN 55427 | Phone: 612-664-9500


The Latest From BNI View All