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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


February 2021: What are your biggest concerns at the moment?

March 2021: If you had millions of dollars, what would you do every day?

April 2021: What are you most proud of?

May 2021: What is your idea of perfect happiness?

June 2021: What motivational or business book do you really enjoy and why?

July 2021: How can I know if someone I am talking to would be a good client for you?

August 2021: What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?

September 2021: What is your favorite hobby and why?

October 2021: Which living person do you most admire?

November 2021: What are you most grateful for?

December 2021: What are the top 2 goals for TNG for 2022?

Forum Updates

2021 Pay It Forward - Charity Group

Collected: $1,800.00
Goal: $12,000.00

TNG Member

2021 Beneficiary

01  Turley


02  Svoboda

03  Schleicher   Peyton Heart Project
04  Pearlman   Shriner's Hospital for Children
05  Whittington   Turner ALS Foundation
06  Decker   S.O.U.L. Inc
07  Markman-Stern   GPF Foundation
08  B. Silver   Rhett Syndrome
09  Obrand   Shalva
10  Quinn   Rotary
11  Baird   Center for Enriched Living
12  Gelfond   North Shore Helpers
TNG Member

2020 Beneficiary

01  R. Kaufmann

  Dive Heart

02  Horberg,

  Dancing while Cancering
03  Turley   Chicago Furniture Bank
04  Mtg Cancelled  
05  Online Meeting   Maryville Academy
06  Leavitt   Lincolnwood Together
07  Block   TotalLink2
08  Byck   College Bound Opportunities
09  Torf   YOU (Youth & Opportunity United)
10  Avner   Children’s Heart Foundation
11  Singer    Center for Enriched Living
12  Gelfond   North Shore Helpers

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