Expand your network

Connect with other area businesses at the next Charlottesville Networking Group meeting.

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Our Mission

Sharing ideas, vision and business opportunities; building relationships in our business community and helping each of our members succeed.


If your business is interested in attending one of our bi-monthly meetings, we invite you send us an email for more information. If you already have a contact with one of our members, let them know you’d like to be a guest!


Every month one of our members hosts a social at their business. This is a great opportunity for our members to connect and network.

About Us

The Charlottesville Networking Group was founded in May of 2003 by Scott Widener and Stephen Landis. The prime directive of our group is to connect business people in Central Virginia and form alliances that help all of us build our network and our “sphere of influence.” It is a very informal but dedicated group of people that share ideas, vision and information that is helpful and relevant to the individuals in our group and the group as a whole.   We have regular meetings where we discuss issues and share business intelligence for this area. We also share and distribute leads and referrals within the group.

If a member of our group needs a connection or an introduction to a potential customer or client they ask at the meetings. There is also on-going communications after the meetings and a constant flow and exchange of ideas and business news.

Our goal is to help each of our members succeed in their field. By tightening the “degrees of separation” in this community we make connections and hopefully win more business and make more friends.

At this time we only allow one member from any given industry to join Charlottesville Networking Group, or to come as a visitor.  Please view our Member Directory to see which industries are already represented.


We hold meetings at 8:30 a.m. every other Tuesday at the Seminole Trail Volunteer Firehouse. We encourage you to join us as a guest to see what we are all about. Please contact us for more details.


Our social events are a great way to network with other professionals in a casual environment. Held monthly at one of our members’ business.  Contact us if you’d like to join us for our next social.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you are interested in attending our next event. Be sure to include your business name. Please note: we currently allow only one member or guest from a given profession. Check our Member Directory to see if your industry is already represented.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 101, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Our name says what we do.  But what it doesn’t tell you is that by joining the CNG, you avail yourself of the opportunity to profit both financially and personally.  If you attend the meetings and participate in the learning opportunities, you will see results.  And, maybe what you weren’t expecting, but will be pleased to know, is that you will create lasting friendships, too. 
The CNG is not encumbered by high membership fees and rigorous rules.  We only ask that you come ready to be an active member, committed to our group’s goals-that is, to provide quality leads and referrals with a promise to make time to serve  the communities in which we live and work. 
Ann Marie Gathright

Account Executive, Environmental Standards, Inc.

The resources that are made available through the Charlottesville Networking Group have benefited our business more than I could have imagined. The group is composed of a terrific mix of business people who approach the networking opportunity with a true abundance mentality.

Grant Gamble

Former Senior Vice President, ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers

As a new business to Charlottesville I visited several networking groups looking for the “right fit.”  There are many excellent opportunities for networking but CNG was the perfect fit for us.  There is excellent energy, camaraderie and strong referrals passed.  If you are looking for a networking group, I encourage you to visit CNG.

Michelle Braden


After trying two other networking groups, I was invited to the CNG. What a difference! The relaxed atmosphere has made it much more comfortable for me to ask for, and give leads. But beyond that, CNG is about the relationships with other local business people. It’s knowing that if I send someone a referral, I KNOW they’ll be treated right.

The CNG formula for networking is right on!

Chester Hull