“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”
Armstrong Williams, TV host, radio host, columnist, political activist, entrepreneur

Our Frequently Asked Questions:

NGIV or The Networking Group of Indian Valley is a group of local business people that enjoy each others success. We get to know each other personally as well as professionally. We learn about all of the members businesses and learn their strengths during their presentations. When the opportunity for a referral arises we have confidence in making the referral because most of the members have conducted business with other group members and have success stories to share.
We are a “low rules” organization, and we want your membership to be beneficial and fun. Membership is not required to attend our lunch meetings , guests are always welcome as long as you have 40 to 50 business cards to pass around!
The purpose of NGIV is to network and promote each others business through education and building relationships. Membership is open to most businesses in the region, and is not industry exclusive. The business and member must be in good standing with the community.
When you enter the Garden view restaurant you will be greeted by a local business member and pay the $15.00 fee of for lunch. Then you will be able to pick a seat in the restaurant and grab your lunch. A board member will introduce the speakers and you will enjoy (2)10 minute presentations while you eat your lunch. After the presentations you will be able to exchange business cards with the entire group and each person will stand to present their services in 30 seconds. After the 30 second commercials, the board member will allow members to give out referrals or testimonials and you will also be able to share any additional networking or business events you may know of. Registration starts at 11:15am and the meeting starts at 11:30am and ends promptly at 12:30pm. There is open networking from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.
The group meets every Wednesday (except for certain Holiday weeks) at the Garden View Dining Room in the Maplewood Estates section of the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville. Sign in begins at 11:15am and the meeting begins at 11:30 am and ends at 12:30 pm. There is open networking after the meeting until 1:00 pm.
The Garden View Dining Room at Peter Becker Community:

First Floor, 815 Maplewood Dr, Harleysville, PA 19438

You can get to the Garden View Dining Room from Souderton by following Rt. 113 South toward Harleysville. Just before Harleysville, you will come to a light at Schoolhouse Road. Turn left here. There will be signage for the meeting, but you want to take the SECOND Peter Becker entrance on your right. This will lead you to the parking lot for Maplewood Estates, and signs will guide you to the Garden View Dining Room.
There are NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRMENTS! All business people are invited to attend , you must have a business card and should bring 40 to 50 cards to hand out.
Membership cost is $50 per year. Membership is valid for 12 months from the date you join ! If you join today your membership is valid fro the next twelve months. We encourage you to attend a few meetings and see if the group would be a benefit to your business.
1. Business listing on website directory
2. Discounted lunch meeting rate of only $13.00.
3. Information about other local Networking events
4. Ability to share business events on groups social media.
5. Opportunity to present your ten minute presentation approximately businesses once a quarter.
6.Increased exposure to the community.
Yes, Please bring cash or a check for $15.00 made out to “NGIV” for the guest cost of lunch. This is only paid when you attend a lunch meeting and receipts are handed out when payment is received. Members cost is only $13.00 for each meeting.
Anyone is welcome to attend any meeting as long as they have a business card. The cost is $15.00 payable in cash or check. Membership is not a requirement.The major requirement of “in good standing” is that your annual dues of $50.00 are current and that you try to attend as frequently as your schedule allows. There are no attendance rules, but the more meeting you attend the more exposure you receive. Many of our members like our attendance guidelines and they attend meetings during their business slow season.
We want your membership to be beneficial and fun. Presentations are not required but speaking for ten minutes is a great way to communicate your companies value proposition. There is access to a projector for visual presentations.
Only members in good standing are welcome to give presentations.

* Schedule directly from the website
*Contact the Committee Director of NGIV, Doug Blankenship, at dblankenship@townemonitoring.com to schedule a greeting day and a presentation day.

For additional Questions contact any of the board members:
1. Christina DiVergigelis, President, Email: gh4l@me.com
2. Michael Grover, Treasurer, Email: mgrover@msdfcu.org
3. Doug Blankenship, Vice President, Email: dblankenship@townemonitoring.com