I think a map feature in BNI Connect would be helpful - with each of the members listed based on the business address on file.
At a glance, you could locate members near your workplace. There is potential for a Power Team based on "neighbourhood". In Edmonton, 'shop local' is a big motivator for consumers. In my industry (health and wellness/massage) it is often very important to be able to provide a trusted referral within a very short distance.
Intended audience - current BNI members looking for other BNI members nearby (or near a certain point - there is another suggestion in the forum with this idea)
How it would enhance the BNI experience or process - Allow members to quickly locate BNI businesses nearby
What specific functions this would include - A map with pins for BNI members' businesses. Click on the pin to see more info about the business, including contact info for the member. Could link to their webpage or profile page in BNI Connect. Could set up alerts for when a new member is added to the map within ___km. You could also use filters to see particular types of businesses on the map, ie. select "plumbers" and see all of BNI's plumbers near a certain location.
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