What Is BOI?
Business Owners International organizes and facilitates elite peer groups of CEO’s, presidents and plant managers. And because each Business Owners International group is industry-specific, members are instantly connected with leaders in their industry who truly understand their world. We call these groups Mastermind Alliances.
It’s Your Meeting.
Mastermind meetings are spent discussing what is most important to its members. They connect and share best business ideas and practices. Each member walks away with actionable ideas that will improve their business.
Popular BOI Meeting Topics
Sales and Marketing95%
Bill ChionioFounder, Business Owners International
Born in Verona, Italy, son of Vera Sturz, who immigrated to the United States after the death of Bill’s father. Bill’s mom taught him to be grateful he lived in this great country; to work hard, do your duty, never whine, and to get an education.
Bill received a Bachelor of Science from St. Louis University, and his MBA from Webster University in St. Louis. He has been married to Karen Phillips for 42 years, and is the father of three children - - Julie, Laura and David.
His career includes teacher, corporate warrior, and business owner. Currently, he’s the co-owner of Business Owners International, Inc. with his son David, and daughter-in-law, Celeste.
Bill lives in the beautiful mountains of Estes Park, Colorado with his wife and his two dogs, Fern and Grace. He enjoys his five grandchildren, hiking, cutting wood, and working with business owners who appreciate the idea of continuous learning, and realize the best way to get better at this very difficult job of owning a business is by surrounding yourself with other successful people.
David ChionioPresident, Business Owners International
Before joining Business Owners International, David graduated with honors from Maryville University of St. Louis. He has four years experience in a leadership position with Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.
David helped develop strategic plans for Lowe's to improve sales, customer service, and inventory management in order to exceed demanding store performance goals. David then accepted a Training Consultant position with Dale Carnegie, St. Louis where worked for two years and learned business-to-business communications and gained world-class human relations training.
He worked with his clients to uncover training needs, and then guided their key employees through the right professional development programs.
Celeste ChionioClient Service Manager
Celeste manages communication between our members, as well as coordinates logistics and invoicing for the company. She updates and keeps track of meeting notes and financial information for many of our members.
Celeste also creates the majority of BOI's documents and presentations, and assists with website management. She began working for BOI in 2005. Prior to working with BOI, Celeste was the Student Loan Coordinator for Missouri Baptist University, where she also graduated with honors in 2003.
While in college, Celeste received the Campus Service Award, numerous leadership awards, and served as the president of her campus’ ASCD chapter. She is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course.