Brainerd Lakes Area Chapters of Business Network International use a reporting system to record when one member closes business as the result of a referral from another BNI member.
From April 2007 through March 2008 the closed business reported by the Brainerd chapters added up and ranked the highest in the state.
- $6,175,786.50 with Leaders of the Lakes. Chapter presidents: Scott Snyder, TruGreen and Aaron Hautala, RedHouseMedia.
- $4,575,205.26 with Lake Country Connections. Chapter presidents: Kari Barnes, ABC Collision and Becky Butcher, Bremer Bank.
- $2,580,252.49 with Leaders Edge. Chapter presidents: Kevra Unger, Unger Inc. and Deb Mitzel, Dondelinger.
Beyond the three Brainerd area chapters, which meet on different weekday mornings, there are additional BNI chapters in Pequot Lakes and Little Falls.
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