SLO Founding
Meeting Day: Wednesday, 7:00 AM
Meeting Location:
Madonna Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Member Count: 14
President: Jane Kostiw
Tel: 805-549-0200
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Vice President: Rosanna Medeiros
Tel: 805-540-5044
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Secretary / Treasurer: Cheryl Burcheri
Tel: 805-235-7197
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Chapter Ambassador: Teja Fox
Tel: 805-423-7425
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Chapter Area Director Consultant: Randy Borden
Tel: 805 461-1892
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BNI Video Testimonials

On New Years Eve 2014, members gathered at IHOP to share the benefits that BNI has been to their business by giving testimonials. Testimonials were to BNI, the SLO Founding Chapter, as well as other members. 

Jane Kostiw, UPS Store


Doug Ingham, Ingham Painting


Gina Cinardo
2014//15 Chapter President

Posted  March 28, 2015

BNI SLO Founding Chapter

SLO Chamber Ribbon Cutting and New Member Breakfast

On August 6th the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce showed up at our networking meeting to officially induct us into the Chamber of Commerce.  Gina Cinardo, Cheryl Burcheri, Claudette Rettig and Jill LeMieux shared with us all the benefits the Chamber has to offer our group. At the end of our meeting we had a chance to do an official ribbon cutting.

On September 3rd our entire SLO Founding Chapter attended the SLO Chamber New Member breakfast at IHOP. Each member was able to stand up, say who they were and what business they were in, as well as state they were in BNI. After 14 or more people stood up many of the other businesses participating at the breakfast were very curious who we were. 

Who's in the Photo - from Left to Right 
Back Row: Charles Otis, Randy Borden, Nisa King, Cindy Miller, Audrey Bigelow, Rick Brause, Jimmy Ramos, Bob Peters, Adi Ringer, Doug Ingham, Ken Frye
Front Row: Kimberly Luker, Jaimee Frankian, Gina Cinardo, Claudete Rettig, Cheryl Burcheri, Cindy Langford, Nina Seelos, Al Hummell 


Gina Cinardo
2013//14 Chapter President

Posted  September 6, 2014

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What are the Core Values of BNI?  Dr. Ivan Misner explains them starting with Givers Gain!

Dr Ivan Misner about Core Values: Givers Gain

SLO Chamber of CommerceThe SLO Founding Chapter Became a Member of The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

In January of this year Chapter President Gina Cinardo and Membership Committee member Claudette Rettig began researching to possibility to join the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.  We had Jill LeMieux, Director of Membership, come in and talk to our group about the benefits for joining. 

After doing more research and submitting a vote to our the entire chapter it was decided that to grow our group we would join. In May 2014 we officially became a member.

As a member all the business within our group can participate in going to Chamber Mixers as well as Good Morning SLO to invite other businesses to our BNI marketing meetings as a guest. Each visitor is allowed to come to our meetings 2 times and then must submit an application to become a member. This allows us to grow our group and thus grow our individual businesses as well. 

Gina Cinardo
2013//14 Chapter President

Posted July 2014