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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.

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January 2015
Describe the strangest (or funniest) incident you've ever experienced in your business?

February 2015
What ways have you found to be the most effective for promoting your business?

March 2015
What one sentence would you like people to use in describing the way you do business?

April 2015
What do you regard as your greatest achievement in business to date? 

Forum Updates

2015 Pay It Forward - Charity Group

Collected: $8,605.00
Goal: $15,000.00
 Host TNG Member
2015 Beneficiary
 01 Crane  In Chef's Hands
 02 Klassman  Respiratory Health Association
 03 Kirschenbaum  Stand Up For Kids
 04 Manso  NCDAA Northbrook
 05 Dillon  Kids in Danger
 06 R. Kauffmann  A Safe Haven
 07 Hochschild  Friedman Place
 08 Bosley   Elyssa's Mission
 09 Kahan   The Harbour, Inc.
 10 B. Silver   Alzheimer Organization
 11 TNG  Center for Enriched Living
 12  Spencer  Think First
 Host TNG Member
2016 Beneficiary
 01 Rocklin    The Ted Fund
 02 Katz   Orphan’s of the Storm Animal Rescue
 03 Fersten   Rebecca's Dream
Host TNG Member  2014 Beneficiary
01 Gerstin  Cycle for Survival
02 Prizant  Multiple Myeloma Research Found.
03 Berliant  Mankind Project
04 Portnoy  Sing to Live
05 Field  Links Youth
06 Saldano  Lungevity
07 Welbel  Amicale Du Camp De Gurs
08 Malik  Humanity First
09 Young  A-Just-Harvest.org
10 Decker  JVS
11 Singer  Center for Enriched Living
12 Thoelecke  Save A Star
12  Nellis  Northfield Food Pantry

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