Grand Fortune City – A Green Prosperous and Fun BNI Chapter in Vancouver
Our Chapter filled quickly and was launched as Vancouver’s 19th Chapter very quickly (in less than 7 weeks). GFC Launched January 31, 2008 following only 7 weeks of Information & Application meetings (first meeting was October 4, 2007), then by 7 weeks of Closed Training Meetings with our BNI Assistant Director, Ozzie Kipnes (BNI).
This Chapter is the result successful & radiant business people who gathered their energies to create a prosperous conversation for business and networking.
Our intention for this Chapter is that we attract prosperous minded individuals who have high integrity, are naturally playful (think about how Ellen opens her talk show – she dances!), and know that they are in the business they are in because it resonates with their spirit /soul
Together, we are, and are growing, one prosperous, green, FUN and successful chapter!
The name of our chapter was chosen by the four founders, and ratified by the Core Members prior to our Launch as a BNI chapter in Jan 2008. We chose it because it is fun, made us laugh, and reminded us of the community of business owner and customers that we are intending – an entire "city" of people experiencing and living from "grand fortune".
We have a tag line, which you may have noticed that we are proud of. Simply, it is "Cha-Ching!" – the sound of prosperity coins (and cash registers)!
We welcome you! Please let us know when you have any questions. Enjoy!
A weekly commitment to network at our meetings every Thurs 11:45am – 1:30pm. This means you are present each and every week; if you are unable to come, you must arrange that a Substitute be there to represent yourself and your business.
A minimum monthly contribution of 4 units. No maximum (warm smile).
A unit is:
- A lead(a business referral to a member in our chapter)
- A guest
The philosophy for BNI is “Givers Gain”. Invite people as Visitors and potential Members whom you know to be “givers”, whom you know that success in business is directly proportional to how one participates with and contributes to the success/prosperity of others.
Once you are a Member, you are to attend one evening of training, known as MSP - Members Success Program. The requirement is that you participate in this valuable BNI training session within 6 weeks of joining the Chapter.
Registration Fee and Lunch Costs:
- Payment of approximately $455 yearly membership and a one-time registration of approx $115 is due on Application; the Chapter’s Membership Committee will conduct an interview with you and your fee will be forwarded to BNI’s HeadOffice in Vancouver.
- Grand Fortune City has arranged that the spectacular Weekly meeting fee & lunch menu is simply $22 for Members, $25 for Guests/Visitors. Receipts are provided.
A Mentor is assigned to each new member; your mentor will support and guide you to become a well-versed BNI member (someone that gives and receives easily – this creates success of everyone in our chapter!)
• More info about BNI is available; Please visit www.bnibc.ca