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The Networking Group was founded in 1992 at a local deli on Chicago's North Shore by a handful of individuals committed to helping each other build their respective businesses through the exchange of referrals, leads, and business ideas. From this simple start TNG has grown to over a hundred and forty members, each in a unique, non-competitive service or product.  We gather once a month as a group and dozens of times in one-on-one meetings.

The simple concept of helping yourself by helping others has grown to include advanced "Give First" networking techniques, Pay-It-Forward contributions to individuals and groups each month, peer advice on business ideas and marketing, and exposure to resources other members are using in their organizations.  Each month TNG makes a deep and often profound difference in the lives of the members and the future of their businesses.

TNG is Chicago's premier Business Networking Group.

Upcoming events

  • First Thursday monthly meeting


April 2018: What used to be your biggest weakness?

May 2018: What are your biggest concerns at the moment?

June 2018: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

July 2018: If you had millions of dollars, what would you do every day?

August 2018: What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?

September 2018: What part of your job do you wish you didn’t have to do?

October 2018: What are your big dreams in life?

November 2018: What are you most proud of?

December 2018: What are your 2 goals for TNG for 2018?



Forum Updates

2018 Pay It Forward - Charity Group

Collected: $2,867.00
Goal: $12,000.00


Host TNG Member

2018 Beneficiary

 01 Brownstone

  Northfield Food Pantry

 02  Avner

  Saving Tiny Hearts Society

 03 Manso (Hindes)


 04 Svoboda

  Fred Outa Foundation

 05 Klassman

  Friendship Circle

 06 Quinn

  Gateway for Cancer Research

 07 Mandel

  Make a Wish

 08 Hindes

  A Safe Place

 09 Baker

  Total Links to Community

 11 Singer   Center for Enriched Living
 12  Gelfond   North Shore Givers


TNG Member

2017 Beneficiary

 01 Taylor

  Little City

 02  M. Gold


 03 Markman-Stern

  Chicago Food Depository

 04 Horberg

  Ctr for Conflict Resolution Chicago

 05 Svoboda

  Fred Outa Foundation

 06 Schwartz

  American Cancer Association

 07 Eisenberg

  Hunger Source Network

 08 Baker

  Lilac Tree

 09 Salzman

  Pursue Scholars

 10 Bosley   Prep for success
 11 Singer   Center for Enriched Living
 12  B. Silver  CARPLS


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