GENERAL

General questions about The Networking Referral Group.

WHO IS THE NETWORKING REFERRAL GROUP?

The Networking Referral Group (NRG) is a group of business owners, managers, sales people and other people key to the success of businesses.

Our members come from Hutchinson and surrounding areas.  These communities include, but are not limited to Dassel, Cokato, Glencoe, Litchfield, Silver Lake, Winsted, Brownton and other nearby cities.

Our founding members were members of various other networking groups in the past and wanted to create a group to better meet the unique needs of a rural community such as our own.

Our organization and methods of achieving our goals have been proved effective.

HOW MUCH DOES A MEMBERSHIP IN THE NRG COST?

Our current membership fees are $150 paid annually.

Your membership dollars are used to pay for our meeting space and other miscellaneous expenses related to running the group.

HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED IN EACH CATEGORY?

We only accept one member for each category of specialty. This provides you the opportunity to lock out your competition.

There are instances when we will have multiple members for a single profession, but never the same area of specialty.

  • An example of this could be: Two attorneys in our group, one representing business law and the other representing family law. Both attorneys may handle both areas in their practice, but within the NRG they only represent their category of specialty.

When we have multiple professions it is expected that each member will represent themselves fairly within the boundaries of their specialty. A member may cross over categories only when the category is unoccupied, and must respect the boundary when an empty category becomes filled. 

 

WHAT IF MY PREFERED CATEGORY IS FILLED?

We only allow one person or business to occupy a single category of specialty.

If you are interested in joining and your category is filled, you may join under a secondary category of specialty that applies to you and your business. You will need to respect the boundaries of the category.

Should the preferred category become available, you may apply to transfer your membership to the open category. The membership committee has the right to accept or deny the transfer.

WHO CAN JOIN THE NETWORKING REFERRAL GROUP?

Any business owner, manager, sales person and other person key to the success of a business is able to join the NRG. 

Our members come from Hutchinson and surrounding areas. These communities include, but are not limited to Dassel, Cokato, Glencoe, Litchfield, Silver Lake, Winsted, Brownton and other nearby cities.