ABOUT US
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND TRBN™
"I have had the good fortune of experiencing both small business as well as corporate marketing. The two were amazingly different . . . yet shouldn't be. In the corporate world, our weekly marketing meetings were of the utmost importance, though most people grumbled and groaned about attending. The reality was . . . the meetings helped to co-ordinate our efforts and drove sales. Skipping meetings was frowned upon due to the high importance team work played within the corporate structure.

My TRBN vision started out simply to give small business people the same marketing advantage as corporations, with a group of people marketing each others business. As we progressed, we found the same grumbling and groans about attendance so we took it upon ourselves not to enforce rules for attendance, but to help educate our members on the importance of commitment.

At this point, we are not only a Business Network, but a Network that takes it to the next level and educates, supports our Membership and builds good will within the community we do business in."
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
was all too common in yesterdays Networks. HOW CAN WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER? is where we are at now! We are all in business to succeed, but long term relationships trump quick and dirty business exchanges every time and we focus on SUSTAINABLE NETWORKING. The overall community we have built is the new way. We have history, Building relationships since 1998 while many, many other networking groups have come and gone, our Community thrives.
WE LAUNCHED OUR NON PROFIT SOCIETY IN 2010
We have been supporting non profit societies and charities since we created TRBN in 1998. In 2010 we started sponsoring Families in need within the communities we network in, by way of Community groups and local Christmas Bureaus. The first year was such a success that we found the need to create a society and began hosting fundraiser events. To receive our Newsletter about upcoming events, register here: TGS Constant Contact Sign-Up.
NOT SIMPLY A REFERRAL NETWORK
We are a business network, not a simple referral network. TRBN encourages the community mindset, we encourage mixing and mingling with other Chapters within our Business Network, we encourage a sharing and giving mindset. TRBN is the place to be when you grow weary of High Pressure, Micro Managed, Forced Referral or Referral for profit Networking Groups.

Simple Referral Networks focus their attention on receiving "Referrals", we "Think" of "Referrals" as a result of who we prove ourselves to be and how we "Show Up" as members. Successful members carry themselves in a manner that encourages like minded associates to want to exchange connections or other beneficial business building interactions or collaborations. Belonging to TRBN is about building relationships, not expecting referrals which results in only qualified referrals being passed.

Our member mandate is to develop relationships, we build trust, we build a reputation along with credibility. Once successful in showing up as a trustworthy, reliable and dedicated individual, members are rewarded with long term relationships and business success. Expecting referrals simply by joining will lead to disappointment, Networking does require some effort and participation.
TRBN™ HAS LAUNCHED OUR OWN NON PROFIT SOCIETY!
Our ThinkGenerously Non Profit Society was developed specifically to provide aid to families in need within our local communities. This is just another way we have established ourselves as one of the most Unique Business Networks in Western Canada.
THE TRBN™ MINDSET
In today's Business World, those giving freely of their knowledge and experience, ALWAYS gain more than those that think only of what's in it for them. Giving is an important part of the TRBN Mindset. Our Members grow and develop through interaction and collaboration with their fellow Members as well as with their community and those in need. The most significant business results are attained through shared experiences, strategy and common goals.
BECOME PART OF OUR COMMUNITY
Building relationships within our Business Community with like minded business professionals develops long lasting and mutually beneficial, result driven partnerships. Do you have the drive and desire to expand your Sphere of Influence without added stress or pressure? Start by visiting a local Chapter to experience "Our Way". Membership and Renewals are by INVITATION ONLY ensuring we maintain the highest standards.
THE ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF BELONGING TO OUR NETWORK
are huge for a skilled networker and learning to be one is not a difficult process. The basics of networking occur when you give someone a referral or business help or receive a referral or business help from someone based on the relationship of trust that has been built between the two of you. That connection is a simple network. And that is, in the end, all that is involved in even the most sophisticated networks. People exchanging connections, or leads, or sharing experiences in order to teach and learn from each other based on the Business Relationship they have built over time to create mutual trust.