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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


October 2019: How can I know if someone I am talking to would be a good client for you?

November 2019: What are you most grateful for?

December 2019: What are the top 2 goals for TNG for 2020?

Forum Updates

2019 Pay It Forward - Charity Group

Collected: $13,700.00
Goal: $12,000.00


TNG Member

2019 Beneficiary

 01  Thoelecke

  Park Cafe

 02  M Gold

  The Nora Project
03  Cooper   Bernie's Book Bank
04  Etman   Maot Chitim
05  Baker   Total Links
06  Kirshenbaum   ADL
07  Gens   Canines4Comfort
08  Thoelecke   Maryville 
09  Robin   Empower Illinois
10  Kahan   ALS
11  Singer   Center for Enriched Living
12  Gelfond   North Shore Helpers
TNG Member

2020 Beneficiary

 01  R. Kaufmann

  Dive Heart

 02  Avner

03  Turley Chicago Furniture Bank
04  Perlman  Josselyn Center
05  Torf  YOU (Youth & Opportunity United)
06  Leavitt  Lincolnwood Together
11  Singer  Center for Enriched Living
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