Modern Networking

Networking among business owners has existed for thousands of years, but social networking has changed the way that we do business today!

The Canadian Imperial Business Network – connecting you with success.

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CIBN Serving You

The Canadian Imperial Business Network has a full service staff dedicated to helping their members succeed in business!  We are not looking for volunteers. We are looking for entrepreneurs who are committed to their own success and who are willing to invest into the lives of fellow members through giving great referrals! Our Head Office in Calgary is set up to assist you with meeting rooms and administration support. We have an App to keep track of your referrals and online sites where you can post your events.  We are looking forward to serving you…


The CIBN offers warm leads and referrals to their members PLUS so much more! Our learning events are designed to equip our members to be successful in their own businesses. One tip could save you thousands of dollars this year or increase your bottom line by 100%.  We offer training in sales, marketing, and social media. We have dedicated tax advisers, investment strategists, and business consultants waiting to help you build a bigger and stronger bottom line!

Your Place is with Us

The CIBN is proudly Canadian. Learn from seasoned experts who understand the economy of Calgary because they have lived through the ups and downs. Each Canadian city has a unique heritage with special events such as “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth” here in Calgary. This one event is bigger than Christmas and drives revenue for many businesses for the entire year. Our experienced business owners will help you navigate the ebbs and flows of the volatile oil & gas market, make positive investments and so much more!

Grow Your Network with Meaningful Connections

Building solid business relationships is key to your survival in business. When the economy takes a dive you need to have great relationships with other business owners so you can stick together in the hard times. Business can be tough. You need people who use your services. You need fans who promote you to others. You need friends who can guide you through dangerous waters.

One person knows hundreds and possibly thousands of other people, but what motivation do they have to share those leads with you? At the CIBN we are one network working together to assist each other in our long term plans.  We can collaborate with each other on major projects. We can gain valuable advice to get to the next level. We can strategize with the wisdom of a larger and more experienced group.

Connections are essential to your success.

CIBN Discover Networking

Want to understand how to network better? At a CIBN Discover Networking Meeting you can get great networking tips and apply them to networking anywhere that you go. You will learn some great tactics that will improve your bottom line and meet some great people from your area. Bring lots of business cards and come early so you can meet other business owners and exchange information.
These are free lunches or breakfast meetings where you can check out the CIBN and meet some of our members. Visit our event page to find out more!

CIBN Opportunities

The Canadian Imperial Business Network puts on over 30 meetings a month every month of the year. There are weekly referral clubs where only one person from each industry can belong so there is never any competition to you in your industry. There are evening networking events, wine & cheese nights, and social events for spontaneous networking where anyone can attend. There are lunch & learns, seminars and workshops. We put on specialized MasterMind Meetings for those who want to strategize and collaborate at a whole new level.

CIBN Boot Camps

The military uses Boot Camps to train their members in discipline and team work. Do business owners need to have more discipline and team work? Professional baseball players are paid millions of dollars a year and yet they are sent to Boot Camp for basic training to go over the basics again every year. If a pro ball player needs the basics reinforced, what are the chances that a soloproneur may need to work on some basic skills?

Boot Camp teaches business owners how to network in a way that will be more profitable to them. Basic sales skills are covered because getting 10 great leads won’t help someone who can’t close the deal. Basic social media skills are taught because that is now a key component to successful networking.

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CIBN’s Commitment to Connecting

The CIBN is committed to connecting our members to other members through our weekly meetings, our monthly networking evenings, our special events and our Head Office functions. We provide our members with the ultimate in connections services! Warm leads are provided in our referral meetings and an app is utilized for ongoing referrals all week long! At the CIBN we no longer wait for our weekly meeting to get a lead or to give a lead. We can do it right on the spot when we are talking directly to the warmed up prospect. Our app allows our members to post their own events, offer specials to each other, look up valuable information on the spot and a whole lot more. We have taken the tradition of face-to-face networking and added modern day elements through our app as well as our social media channels.

CIBN’s Commitment to Communicating

The CIBN uses cutting edge tools to keep members updated with what is happening in the network. High quality, value-added emails are sent out regularly from head office with tips that encourage and educate business owners on how to be more successful in their businesses. Each group has a Facebook page where they communicate with the other members in their individual groups. There are groups on LinkedIn for the CIBN as well as for the Calgary Business Network. The app adds another level of ongoing communication member to member. Business owners that are out on their own without a network are often discouraged by the media reporting the latest slump in the market, but entrepreneurs that are in communication with one another quickly learn how to succeed in any circumstance. Communication is a vital link that keeps our members thriving in this economy!

CIBN’s Commitment to Our Members

We are dedicated to our member’s success. Our team is here to support you!

For the first time in 37 years of doing business I joined a business network. The CIBN has provided an amazing number of added sales. Last year we exceeded $30,000 in additional revenue but more importantly the network opened up services and avenues to help our other clients and even my sons in their businesses. The extra social networking functions have been varied and have been effective where one can relax and take time to listen without noise in the background. The different venues made it less regimented for me personally and I appreciated the opportunity to take from it what I want. I am not penalized if I can’t make it.
Gord Cousins, Safeguard By Cousins
The Canadian Imperial Business Network has given me a lot of opportunity for collaboration with other members. I have been able to access high quality services and plan larger projects with the help of CIBN directly but also through those whom I have met here. It is a great organization!
Anand Chetty, Calgary Rocky Tours
Over the last few years we have tried a few different networking groups and we could never seem to gain traction or get in front of our target market. We became Pillar Sponsors with the CIBN in January of 2015 and we were immediately amazed at the difference. They have gone out of their way to bring us new business and promote us regularly at the clubs, at head office and throughout the city. It was a great investment of our money!
Jim Linnell, Rolling Big Power

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Grow your business with quality connections, referrals and networking support.