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Extra, Extra…Get your Early Bird Tickets for Ivan Misner in Sacramento

October 6, 2011

Ivan Misner is visiting BNI Central Valley March 22, 2012“Early bird” tickets for Ivan Misner’s Sacramento March 22, 2012 “Business Networking and Sex” book event are now available online at BNI Central Valley!

BNI’s Founder, networking expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ivan Misner will be in Sacramento for ONE NIGHT ONLY Thursday, March 22nd, 2012.  He will reveal the different ways men and women approach business networking, and as a result how they do business.  
Click here to watch a brief video introduction to the book.  
Click here to print the event flyer.

The event is open to all.  Invite your friends and business associates to hear one of the world’s great public speakers!

Buy your tickets online below, from a BNI Central Valley director consultant or call BNI Central Valley office at (916) 489-9302.

Click here for Early Bird Tickets (until February 15th) – $12.00
($17 after Feb 15, $25 at the door)

Click here for Early Bird Tickets AND a copy of “Business Networking and Sex” (until February 15th) – $28.00


When: Thursday, March 22nd 2012.
Registration: 6pm – 6:30pm.
Program starts: 6:45pm

Where: Sacramento Red Lion Inn
1401 Arden Way, Sacramento CA 95815
Click here for driving directions.

Why: Hear a world renowned speaker, grow your business, network with business people from Sacramento and throughout northern California and have fun!

See you there!  Contact the BNI Central Valley office with any questions.

Sincerely, John Lisle
Executive Director, BNI Sacramento and California Central Valley
815 El Chorro Way
Sacramento, CA 95864
Ph: (916) 489-9302
Fax: (916) 489-2644


Ivan Misner’s Sacramento 2012 Venue Confirmed

September 27, 2011

Ivan Misner's Business Networking & SexThanks to great work by BNI Central Valley Senior Director Consultant South, Debbie Ruiz, I can officially announce Ivan Misner will be speaking at the Red Lion Inn when he visits Sacramento Thursday, March 22nd 2012.  The Red Lion is at 1401 Arden Way and is conveniently located off Business Loop 80 / Capitol City Freeway, adjacent to the Arden Fair Shopping Mall.  It also boasts a newly renovated meeting facility which seats 600!

Dr. Misner will be in Sacramento one night only as part of his world tour to promote his latest book  “Business Networking and Sex” book!  Ivan, who is BNI‘s Founder, a networking guru and New York Times bestselling author will reveal the different ways men and women approach business networking, and as a result how they do business.  The event is open to everyone, and is a must for business people!

Tickets for the event will be available shortly at  Director Consultants will also have tickets for sale as they visit BNI chapters throughout the region.  Tickets may also be purchased from the BNI CV office.  Please call (916) 489-9302.  Ticket prices are:
– Early Bird discounted tickets $12
– After February 15 tickets $17
– At the door (if space permits) $25

As special recognition BNI CV Gold Club Members will receive one free ticket for one purchased (limit 2 free tickets).

Sponsorship  opportunities are also available.  In addition to a table at the event, sponsors will receive:
1. logo and website link on
2. recognition during the event by the MC.
3. an opportunity for a 30 second infomercial prior to Dr. Misners’ address.
4. two tickets to hear Dr. Misner.
5. a copy of “Business Networking & Sex”.
Click here for the sponsorship application and requirements.  At least four sponsorships have already been secured.

For more information about sponsorship, or Dr. Misner’s Sacramento visit contact the BNI Central Valley office at (916) 489-9302 or send email to

I’m looking forward to seeing you at what promises to be a record breaking event!

Ivan Misner Ph.D is returning to California’s Central Valley in 2012!

September 20, 2011

“Business Networking and Sex” Worldwide Book Tour – Save the Date March 22nd, 2012

BNI Central Valley is one of the fortunate few BNI regions worldwide which have been selected to host Ivan Misner’s “Business Networking and Sex” book tour in 2012! BNI’s Founder, networking expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ivan Misner will be in Sacramento for ONE NIGHT ONLY Thursday, March 22nd, 2012. He will reveal the different ways men and women approach business networking, and as a result how they do business. Watch the video for a brief introduction. Click here to bookmark the BNI Central Valley ( BNI CV) website for more updates on this amazing opportunity. Also visit the BNI CV Book Tour Facebook page to let us know you will be there! More information on the location and cost will be available soon. Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Newest BNI Central Valley chapter opens in East Sacramento

September 19, 2011
BNI East Sacramento Professional Network

Visit the BNI East Sacramento Professional Network website

The East Sacramento Professional Network chapter of BNI, the world’s largest business referral organization, has opened in Sacramento, California.

Regular meetings are held at 11:30am to 1pm on Tuesdays at the El Patron Restaurant:
6601 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA
The meeting is open to all business people who want to grow their businesses using word of mouth marketing techniques.

The chapter members currently include; Real Estate Agent, Website Designer, Insurance Brokers, Chiropractor, Mortgages, Financial Planner, CPA, Business Advisor, Health & Wellness, Contractor, Payroll, Banking, IT, Communication and Attorneys and others looking help their members receive qualified referrals.

BNI has chapters throughout the United States and over 40 other countries.   A chapter provides professionals in a variety of occupations a weekly opportunity to meet with each other and pass qualified referrals. At each meeting, members briefly introduce their businesses and share the types of referrals they would like to receive.

Because only one person from each business category is allowed in each chapter, a person can “lock out” competitors by quickly joining a new BNI chapter.

The BNI East Sacramento Professional Network Chapter currently has vacancies for a Mechanic, Business Coach, Photographer, Graphic Designer, HVAC, House Cleaner, Merchant Services, Greeting Cards, Printer, and Skin Care / Cosmetics to receive qualified referrals.

Business people interested in finding out more about BNI or visiting the new chapter may contact Area Director, Brian Bentzen at (916) 879-4611 or email him at

Lideres de Sacramento, el primer grupo bilingüe de BNI en el norte de California

May 6, 2011

Felicitaciones a Director de Área Brian Bentzen que hoy en “Cinco de Mayo” realizó un gran éxito poner en marcha de nuevo el capítulo BNI Valle Central – Los Líderes de Sacramento. Este es nuestro primer capítulo bilingüe de habla española. Enhorabuena a todos los miembros del capítulo en su esfuerzo y energía.

Los Líderes del Sacramento tuvo un tiro excelente de Deportes en el Jugador Más Valioso de la parrilla. BNI Líderes del Sacramento es el cuarto nuevo BNI capítulo Valle Central este año,  y el sexto capítulo se formó en Sacramento.

Se trata de un capítulo completo de los miembros con actitud! Lo hicieron ellos mismos orgullosos  en su inicio a la celebración. Varios de los usuarios que han realizado aplicaciones en la reunión con tres solicitudes presentadas en poner en marcha el día. Deben acogerse a la Extravaganza 2011

El presidente del capítulo, Yuri Ramírez y los demás miembros de su equipo han comenzado lo que estoy seguro de que será un capítulo muy fuerte. Si su empresa quiere expandirse en el mercado de habla española, que debe venir a visitar este capítulo.

Felicidades a todos los miembros de BNI Líderes capítulo de Sacramento!

Estoy deseando escuchar grandes cosas sobre el capítulo!
Líderes de la BNI capítulo Sacramento se reúne los jueves a las 7:30 am en:
Parrilla de MVP Deportes
(2do piso)
2110 L Street
Sacramento, CA, 95608

BNI Granite Bay Business Builders Kick-Off

May 2, 2011

Congratulations to Area Director Brian Bentzen who last Thursday conducted a very successful kick off of the newest BNI Central Valley chapter – The Granite Bay Business Builders (GB3). Well done to all the chapter members on your efforts and energy.

The Granite Bay Business Builders had an excellent kick off at the Quarry Ponds Complex.  BNI Granite Bay Business Builders is the third new BNI Central Valley chapter this year, and the sixth chapter formed in Placer County.

This is a chapter full of members with attitude! They first began to form back in January and within 3 months they grew to 16 new members. They did themselves proud at their kick off celebration. There were able to attract 22 visitors with  17 prospective new members present. A number of the visitors completed applications at the meeting with 5 applications submitted on kick off day.  They will soon qualify for the 2011 BNI Membership Extravaganza.

The chapter president, Gary Frontiera and the other members of his team have started what I’m sure will be a very strong chapter as “Granite” makes a strong foundation to build upon.

Congratulations to all BNI Granite Bay Business Builders chapter members! I’m looking forward to hearing big things about the chapter! The BNI Granite Bay Business Builders chapter meets Thursdays at 9am at:
Quarry Ponds Town Center
“Granite” Community Meeting Room,
5520 Douglas Blvd Ste 130
Granite Bay, CA, 95814

Go check it out for yourself!   I’m looking forward to visiting the chapter June 23rd.

March Leadership Team Training

February 28, 2011

By guest blogger Debbie Ruiz
As you know BNI regions throughout the USA conduct leadership team trainings each March and September.  Quite often we’re asked “Why do I need to attend this training, when I went to the last one?”

My answer is very simple: To stay up to date. You have to think of BNI as a business and each chapter being a branch of that business.  Just as any business would like it’s upper level of management (a.k.a. the leadership team) trained and kept up to date on a regular basis, so does BNI.

This time around we have some major changes, good changes, coming for the leadership teams and the members.  We will be unveiling the new BNI Connect Global website at the March Leadership Team Training.  BNI created a Linkedin type website for all its members that combines the Linkedin type connections and groups, with statistical record keeping for our Leadership Teams and individual chapter websites where each member is listed, along with what the Chapter has been able to accomplish over the past month, as well as our normal BNI CV website.

Because of this not only do we want our leadership teams to be at the Leadership Team Trainings but we’d love for all members to be there for the first hour and half.

Learning is not a spectator sport. – Chickering and Gamson

Debbie Ruiz