BNI Scholarship Contest

A $400 Value to Increase Your Network & Referrals.

The BNI (Business Network International) Pinnacle Chapter is looking to expand. And they’ve turned to GROW to offer a scholarship to one of our participants to join their group for FREE, for the first year. This is a $400 scholarship, but the value is unlimited with the referrals you can gain.

Would you like to GROW your business through a trusted network of professionals? If you are willing to put in the hard work and join BNI, then you are who we are looking for!

To apply for the scholarship, complete the form below. Tell us how you and your business will benefit from this membership. Include how you will use the BNI membership to grow personally and professionally, and how you can pay it forward in the future.

Apply by December 23, 2015.

What is BNI?

The BNI concept is to allow one member per profession into the group so that we can give them referrals. Our motto is ”Givers Gain.”

Non-competing businesses meet weekly to network and share leads with one another.

Review the current member listing to ensure that you are eligible to apply.


  • You are required to attend a weekly meeting to accept and give referrals.
  • Meetings are every Thursday, 7:00-8:30am, at Celebration Cinema at Knapp’s Corner.
  • The winner will complete the application form for the BNI group.

This scholarship competition will run through December 23, when a winner will be contacted and announced. This way you’ll be able to begin attending meetings right away in the new year.

What’s in it for you?

These meetings provide you with a networking opportunity like no other. As quoted in the  Grand Rapids Business Journal by Jeffrey Gitomer, “The reason I like BNI is that the focus beyond networking is on internal testimonials, building personal and business relationships, customized and creative personal commercials, bringing outside guests and generously offering genuine business referrals, not leads and reporting on closed business.” Our chapter has reported closed business of over $800,000 since September 2014.

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