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3 Easy Steps to Start Your BNI Membership!

  • By now, you will have visited a Chapter or two. You're sure you have found the right fit for your business and your style.
  • If you haven't completed this step, get started here.
  • You're now ready to complete your application.


Submit your online application here.



The Chapter Membership Committee reviews your application. Once the application review process is finished, if accepted into the Chapter, the President announces your membership!


You complete the online Member Success Program, thereby accelerating referrals you're able to generate for your business. 


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Ready to get started using our proven referral system in action. You are joining a team of like-minded people working together to help grow each others' businesses and improving your business skills.


BNI Membership Makes Business More Rewarding and Life More Fun:

Business without BNI Life with BNI
  • Wasting money on marketing that doesn’t work
  • On your own, trying to figure things out
  • Resentment by those who think businesspeople take advantage of customers and employees.
  • Too few, inconsistent  referrals because of a weak referral network 
  • Your message gets lost with so many competitors clamoring for the same business.
  • On your own to develop the skills you need as you grow your business.
  • Dealing with takers, who don’t appreciate what you offer.
  • Goals slip and dreams get delayed because it’s easy to slack off because no one is watching.
  • A team to generate a steady flow of customers
  • Helps to avoid dead ends so you can win, faster!
  • Appreciation for the sacrifices you make and the celebration of your victories.
  • A network of business owners who know how to give meaningful referrals and training on how to leverage it.
  • You are the only provider for your BNI Classification within your chapter.
  • Comprehensive training programs that grow with you as you scale your company.
  • A room of givers dedicated to helping you grow.
  • People to help you hold yourself accountable to achieve your goals and
    make your dreams come true.


For more information contact the BNI Knoxville, Tennessee office at (865) 888-6200, or send email.



Arbitration. All disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement or the member’s participation in BNI shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the laws of the State where the applicant’s BNI Chapter is located.  The Arbitration shall be subject to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association.  This clause encompasses any and all disputes involving BNI, its franchisee, and their officers, directors, agents and representatives.

Limitations on Liability. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, any liability to you involving BNI, its franchisee, and their officers, directors, agents and representatives for any cause whatsoever arising out of or related to this Agreement and/or membership or participation in BNI, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount of yearly dues paid by you for the membership in BNI. Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will there be any liability to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages.

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Upon acceptance to BNI fees are non-refundable without exception.

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