A group of business professionals who gather to trade business cards, share ideas for business development, and discuss the local economy and its impact on the members.

Many members of networking groups are either small business owners, marketing directors, or PR directors of larger businesses. These companies join the networking organization to help get their name out to the rest of the business community in the hopes of gaining a referral or two.

Benefits of being a member of a networking group may include group discounts on health insurance, discounted rates to business development workshops, and special access to members-only events hosted by the director or president of the organization.

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