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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


January: Who was the last charity you personally volunteered with and why?

February: When you started work, what’s the biggest change in how you work today?

March: What’s the most used productivity app on your phone and why?

April: What’s your favorite podcast and why?

May: What is the best thing you have seen in another networking group that TNG isn’t doing today? Could we do it here?

June: Have you accomplished a business or a life goal recently?

July: What’s one of your favorite childhood memories?

August: What are you most proud of?

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

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

November: What are you most grateful for?

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

Forum Updates

Bob Pascal Award Recipients

March 2021 Bob Pascal

April 2021 Rosemary Swierk

May 2021 Cordell Cooper

June 2021 Jerry Block

July 2021 Dave Kaufman

August 2021 Chris Turley

September 2021 Tom Decker

October2021 Dick Hochschild

November 2021 Steve Lewis

December 2021 Kimberly Svoboda

January 2022 Tammy Papazian

February 2022 Tom Decker

March 2022 Chris Turley

April 2022 Jonathan Erlich

2022 Pay It Forward - Charity Group

Collected: $2,120.00
Goal: $12,000.00

TNG Member

2022 Beneficiary

01  Goldstein

  Retired Pro. Football Players of Chicago

02  Thomas

  Israel Cancer Research Fund 
03  Turley   Greater Chicago Food Pantry
04  Deutsch   Stand Strong Coalition
05  Etman   Ask For Help Foundation
06  Torres   Give N kind
07  Frager   Isreal Sports Center for the Disabled
08  Sheridan   CASA
09  Klassman   Maot Chitim
10  Goldstein   Hope Chicago
11  Baird   Center for the Enriched Living
12  Gelfond   Helping Hands
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

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