Build Your Network

The Bakersfield Business Network connects local business owners
through twice-a-month networking meetings where we share information, leads, and referrals to help you grow your business.


Make Local Business Connections

Don’t do business alone! BBN provides a formal, consistent venue with a proven format for successful business networking.

Become A Resource For Your Customers

Having a list of quality, local businesses you can refer your clients and customers to will make you their go-to when they need any product or service.

Grow Your Business

Digital marketing can be very effective, but word of mouth and face to face connections are still vital to business growth.

Compare Notes

Business has its challenges. Brainstorm solutions with others who have faced the same challenges you face – and have made it through!

BBN: Who We Are

The Bakersfield Business Network, founded in October, 2007, is a group of professionals dedicated to helping one another grow in their business and gain professional advantages in the community and beyond. We strive to maintain a high quality organization built on quality products, services, connections and experiences. Those Eligible For Membership are business owners and/or those with decision making authority in their company. These are individuals in a position to contribute real referrals and genuine business leads to members. Only One Established Company from each business category is allowed. Secure your category before the competition does!
Current Members

Member Spotlight

Karen Bonanno

Karen Bonanno

July Greeter

P.A.S. Associates

2X Brodband

Xavier Canez

July 23rd Speaker

2X Communications

Reuben Artiaga of Artiaga's Collision Center

Reuben Artiaga

July 9th Speaker

Artiaga's Collision Center

In your constant battle to beat the competition, BBN will give you a considerable advantage. Members share valuable referrals, new ideas and top quality resources. But your fiercest competitors are also eligible for membership. Only one company from your service category is welcome. By acting now, you can secure your position in one of the fastest growing groups of influence in Bakersfield.

The success of the group is built on the commitment of each individual member. The more active you become in BBN, the more rewarding your membership will be. BBN is one of the most profitable investments you can make in your business.

  • Members are expected to familiarize themselves with the businesses of fellow members so they are able to recognize opportunity for them.
  • Members agree to maintain an attendance requirement of 75% of all weekly meetings.

Application Process

The first step in applying for BBN Membership is to contact a current member regarding attending a breakfast meeting as their guest. You can see our list of members here. BBN focuses on relationship and we count on our current members to work within their business relationships to recruit strong candidates for membership.



Next, visit up to two BBN meetings to find out if it’s right for you and your business. Pick up a “guest packet” containing all the information and forms needed to apply for membership.



Complete the membership application and submit it to the BBN office. The Executive Director will process the application before submitting it to the board for an admissions decision. Processing takes 1-4 weeks, depending on the date of the next available Board Meeting.



All potential members meet with the BBN Board of Directors for a brief interview. After a vote, the Executive Director will contact you regarding the results and send your welcome packet.



After receiving approval, your membership is effective immediately. When you join BBN, you are welcomed into a community of business professionals eager to exchange referrals and business opportunities.

Contact Us


PO Box 9901
Bakersfield, CA 93389