Randy’s Recommended Networking Groups

These are the groups that are in my immediate area. For some, I attend every meeting, others on occasion.

RED – BNI groups (Business Network International)
— Other BNI groups not listed below: LINK*
— Forming BNI groups not listed below: LINK*
GREEN – Other groups

  • Bridge to Success BNI (INFO* / MAP*) – Tuesdays, 8:30-10:00 am at Iron Skillet*, 500. Buckhorn Rd., Mebane
    • The first 15 minutes are registration and open networking.
    • There is plenty of parking.
    • Bring about 25 business cards.
    • Bring a 60 second presentation for the group.
    • There is no charge to visit.
  • C-DU-22-MC BNI (INFO* / MAP*) – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 11:15-12:45 at Parizade*, 2200 W. Main St., Durham
    • The first 15 minutes are registration and open networking.
    • NOTE: This is a start-up BNI Core Group and will be twice a month, until 15 membership seats are filled.
    • Parking in front of the restaurant, in back of the building, or in the Hilton parking lot.
    • Bring about 20 business cards.
    • Bring a 60 second presentation for the group.
    • There is no charge to visit, but you are asked to purchase lunch to support the restaurant.
  • Chapel Hill Business Champions BNI (INFO* / MAP*) – Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Carolina 1663 (at Sheraton-Chapel Hill), One Europa Dr., Chapel Hill 27514.
    • The first 15 minutes are registration and open networking.
    • There is plenty of parking.
    • Bring about 30 business cards.
    • Bring a 60 second presentation for the group.
  • Wake Up Wednesdays (MAP*) – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8:10-9:30 a.m. at Carolina Brewery*, 120 Lowes Drive, Pittsboro; I attend monthly
    • The first 15 minutes are registration and open networking.
    • There is plenty of parking.
    • Bring about 60 business cards.
    • Bring a 30 second presentation for the group.
    • Admission $5, includes a light breakfast.
  • Goldminers BNI (INFO* / MAP*) – Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Graham (Google says Haw River, but website says Graham – exit 150 on I-85).
    • The first 15 minutes are registration and open networking.
    • There is plenty of parking.
    • Bring about 50 business cards.
    • Bring a 50 second presentation for the group.
  • Bull City BNI (INFO / MAP*) – Thursdays, 11:15-1 at Parizade*, 2200 W. Main St., Durham; I am a member of this group
    • The first 15 minutes are registration and open networking.
    • Parking in front of the restaurant, in back of the building, or in the Hilton parking lot.
    • Bring lots of business cards (typically 50-60 people per week).
    • Bring a 30 second presentation for the group.
    • NOTE: The restaurant charges $8 per person, which they will waive if you purchase lunch for $11, plus tax and tip.
  • Research Triangle Professionals BNI (INFO* / MAP*) – Fridays, 9:00-10:45 a.m. at NC Wesleyan Aspire, 4426 S. Miami Blvd., Durham.
    • The first 15 minutes are registration and open networking.
    • There is plenty of parking.
    • Bring about 40 business cards.
    • Bring a 30 second presentation for the group.