30th Anniversary Celebration

Special Message from Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, BNI

~~~~~ April 25, 2019 ~~~~~

Dr. Ivan Misner will be joining us as the Keynote speaker for our 30th Anniversary Banquet.  This is a unique and unprecedented opportunity to meet and talk with the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI.

The banquet details are:

Location:  Hartford Marriott, 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT

Date:  Thursday, September 5, 2019
(NOTE:  This was announced as a different date during Leadership Team Training, but the date was changed due to scheduling issues.)

Ticket Price:  $92 for BNI Members who register/pay prior to June 30th (after June 30th... $99 per BNI Member)
*** Non-Members must register as a Non-Member using their own contact details & e-mail address.

  • Meal choices will be selected by ticket holders separately in July; options will include chicken, beef and Vegetarian/Gluten Free
  • Cash bar option


Planned Agenda:
    5:30pm        Open Networking
    6:45pm        Doors open to banquet seating
    7:00pm        Dinner Program & Select Awards
    7:45pm        Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ivan Misner, BNI Founder & Chief Visionary Officer


  • Seats to this event are limited based on the venue and is available on a first-come basis; no refunds on ticket purchase.If the tickets sell out, wait-list details will be provided to the chapter leadership and director consultant teams.
  • Tickets must be purchased individually – there are no chapter tables/groups being sold; all efforts will be made to seat members with their fellow-chapter members unless they request otherwise.

Planned Banquet Activities:

  • Chapter video contest – top 3 finalists shown; winner announced (details to be shared with the leadership team separately)
  • Chapter sponsored basket raffle (details to be shared with leadership team separately)
  • Book signing by Dr. Misner – free book to the first 100 registrants and books will be available for purchase on site
  • Recognition for members and chapters

Timeline of activities:

  • May 7th:Tickets go on sale to BNI Members only; must be purchased via BNI Connect
  • May 21st:Email to members with services that can be used in support of the banquet
  • June 11th:Tickets available for purchase to non-BNI Members (if available)
  • …more to follow

Concurrent with this event, we will be hosting the Chapter Success Program Workshop (formerly known as Leadership Team Training) during the afternoon of September 5th at the same location.  We are expecting that Dr. Misner will be participating in the workshop as well.  For those that attend both the Chapter Success Program Workshop AND the Banquet, you will have a special session with Dr. Misner between the two events – this will be a chance to interact and engage with Dr. Misner in a group setting. Additional details will be provided to the incoming leadership team members in June, once finalized with Dr. Misner’s calendar. 


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