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Mailing Address
BNI Mid America
36 Chelsea Road
Collinsville, IL 62234

Physical Address
Medici MediaSpace
2055 Walton Rd
Overland, MO 63114

Phone: (314) 822-1030
Fax: (314) 822-3001 


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Last year, BNI Mid America helped 2,600 business people in a wide range of professions, from sole proprietors to large international companies, increase their Business By Referral over $807,800,000. We are honored to be helping the following companies grow their business.

  • AAA Insurance
  • ADP
  • ADT Security Services
  • ALSTATE Insurance
  • American Family Insurance
  • Arvest Bank
  • Auffenberg
  • Cartridge World
  • Charles L Crane Agency
  • Charter Business
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Columbia College
  • Commerce Bank
  • Country Financial
  • Cryeleike Real Estate
  • Days Inn
  • Eagle Bank and Trust
  • Century 21
  • Certa Pro Painters
  • Edward Jones
  • ERA Real Estate
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Hilliker Corporation
  • Iberia Bank
  • Keller Williams RE
  • Kelly Services
  • Liberty Bank
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lowes
  • Master Auto Repair
  • Merill Lynch
  • MinuteMan Press
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Murney Associates Real Estate
  • National Bank Arkansas
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • New York Life
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Paychex
  • Pinnacle Country Club
  • Prudential Select RE
  • Radisson Marriott
  • Realty Exchange
  • Remax
  • Residence Inn
  • Shelter Insurance
  • southwestern Missouri Bank
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • Stanley Steemer
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UMB
  • UPS
  • USA Mortgage
  • US Bank
  • Waddell AND Reed


Started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Founder & Chairman of BNI. BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for men and women to further their business through referral marketing.

Networking requires commitment. The most successful chapters of BNI consist of members who are sincerely committed to helping one another through networking. They are a team. As a participant in BNI, you are responsible for complying with the policies and guidelines of the organization.

The first step is to find a chapter and visit in order to see what BNI is all about. Explaining a BNI meeting is like giving a haircut over the phone - not very effective. BNI meetings are best experienced in person.

A partial list of the policies of BNI is shown below:

  • Only one person from each professional specialty is permitted to join a chapter of BNI.
  • All participants should represent their primary occupation, not a part-time business.
  • Attendance is critical. If you cannot attend a meeting, you may send a substitute. This will not count as an absence.
  • Participation in the chapter by members is a key to the success of a group. Members can participate by bringing bona-fide referrals and/or visitors to their BNI chapter.

Most chapters have a nominal meeting fee to cover the room and meal charges. You will have the opportunity to stand and do a commercial for your company (unless your competitor is a member, then you simply "observe"). Bring LOTS of business cards because you will also have a chance to pass them to all of the members.

If you can’t find a chapter with an opening for your business please contact the BNI Mid America office at (314) 822-1030 or send email

The benefits of membership are many!

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!!!

Frequently Asked Questions.  

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Investment to Join

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