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Visit Core Group

2nd Thursday of the month, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
at Governors Club Realty*
10100 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill. (MAP*)
Parking Info

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About BNI (general information)

About This Chapter

Visiting / Parking

Application Process

BNI New Member Application* for this chapter (click to open, right-click for download options)


C-CH-41-BS* is a “core group”, which means that it is still in the forming stages and not yet a full chapter. Meetings will be held monthly, until there are 12 members of the group. The main focus of this time is to get to know each other and each others businesses, bring visitors to the meetings, and accept applications for open seats.

Anyone may apply to join. If your seat (role) has been filled, but you feel that there is a variation of that seat for you, submit your application and the membership committee will make a decision whether to accept you for a different seat. There is a New Member Application link above. Fill it out and bring it with you to the meeting or you can email it to the chapter secretary/treasurer listed on the form.


  • President – TBD
  • Vice President – TBD
  • Secretary / Treasurer – TBD
  • Membership Committee – TBD
  • Visitor Hosts – Bonnie Strowd
  • Education Coordinators – TBD
  • Consulting Director – Randy Bernstein
  • Executive Director – Steve Hand


    • Residential Real Estate – Bonnie Strowd, Domicile Realty
    • Financial Advisor – Lee Shanklin, Edward Jones
    • Home/Auto Insurance – Tyler Watkins, First Insurance Services


  • Any role not listed above, but specifically these below
    • Builder / Contractor
    • Carpet Cleaning
    • Chimney Cleaning
    • Duct Cleaning
    • Electrician
    • Fencing
    • Flooring
    • Garage Door
    • Handyman
    • Heating / Air (HVAC)
    • Home Inspector
    • Home Stager
    • Interior Designer
    • Landscape Architect
    • Mortgage Lender
    • Moving
    • Painter
    • Pest Control
    • Plumber
    • Property Manager
    • Real Estate Agent – Commercial
    • Real Estate Agent – Residential
    • Remediation / Restoration (Fire/Water)
    • Residential Cleaner
    • Roofing
    • Bookkeeper
    • CPA
    • Auto Detailing
    • Auto Sales
    • Banker – Personal
    • Catering
    • CPA
    • Dog Training
    • Event Planner
    • Estate Sales
    • Florist
    • Funeral Services
    • Insurance – Life / Health / Long Term Care
    • Job Placement Services
    • Organizer
    • Personal Injury Attorney
    • Photographer
    • Residential Cleaning
    • RETAIL – too many to list
    • Travel Agent
    • Veterinarian
    • Videographer
    • Banker – Commercial
    • Business Coach
    • Business Attorney
    • Commercial Cleaning
    • Copyright Attorney
    • CPA
    • Document Security (shredding)
    • File Management (storage and retrieval)
    • Insurance – Commercial
    • Office Equipment (copiers, etc.)
    • Office Supplies
    • Print Advertising
    • Printer
    • Public Relations
    • Signs
    • Staffing
    • Telecommunications / Phone Services


Everyone is welcome to visit, even if that seat has been filled. When you are visiting, please bring someone with you who may benefit from this group. Day, time, and location information is at the top of the page Here are a few specifics:

  • Arrive between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. to register and network – the meeting starts at 8:45
  • Bring lots of business cards – there may be 20-30 people in attendance and your cards will be passed around the room for everyone to take.
  • Bring a 60-second business presentation for the group – be sure to mention who invited you.
  • There will be 1 pass around the room for giving business presentations – everyone will have a chance to speak.
  • NOTE: there are no food or drinks available – please feel free to bring something with you.


Plenty of parking in the lot.


You can download an application above. Once completed, bring it to the next meeting (or you can email it to the secretary / treasurer listed on the application). Full payment is due when the application is submitted. If you intend to pay by credit card, indicate so, but DO NOT write your credit card information on the form – the office will call you for that info.

Applications will be reviewed in the order the are received. Each candidate will be interviewed by the membership team and a decision will be made. Once an applicant has been accepted, the payment will be processed and that seat will be considered filled.


  • 8:30 – Registration and Open Networking
  • 8:45 – Start of Meeting
  • Welcome
  • Purpose of Meeting
  • Pass Business Cards
  • BNI Educational Session
  • 60-Second Presentations
  • 10:00 – End of Meeting and Additional Networking