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Business development and networking opportunities for professionals on the West Side of Chicago. Partner with your neighborhood newspaper to grow your connections and expand your business.  The AWN West Side Business Network is the umbrella group for the AWN Business Development Group, West Side Women, West Side Men, West Side Bridge (bridging the gap between the West Side of Chicago and the Western Suburbs), West Side Manufacturing Network, and the Illinois Press Association award winning Out & About in Austin - showing all that's good on the West Side of Chicago.  

More than just networking and advertising support, we offer consultative marketing and business management strategy support, connections to funding opportunities, and partnership matching that makes sense.  Why trust us?  Because we make it our passion to connect with everyone in the communities we serve.  What are you waitng for?  Join today.

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West Side Men - 3rd Friday of the month at Noon

MacArthur's Restaurant, 5412 W. Madison, Chicago

Sept. 19

Sept. 27th - West Side Men's Health Fair at Loretto Hospital in Chicago

Oct. 17

Nov. 21

Dec. 19


West Side Women - 1st Monday of the month at 8am

Alice's Restaurant, 5836 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Oct. 6

Nov. 3

Dec. 1


West Side Bridge - 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30am

Location changes monthly. 

Oct. 16 - Riveredge Hospital. Click here for details. RSVP is required!

Nov. 20 - Local-Motions Performing Arts Organization, 6272 W. North Avenue, Suite B, Chicago, IL 60639. RSVP is required! Contact Alicia by 11/19: or (708) 613-3344.

Dec. 18

You're invited to our 2nd Annual West Side Business Network Holiday Party! It's FREE to attend, so come for networking, raffle prizes and more! Join us Thursday, Dec. 4th at the Columbus Park Refectory. Click here for details.


Promote your business by joining a WSBN Event Planning Committee! You'll help organize events like our Free Women's Health Panel, or the networking reception at Robinson's Ribs that we have hosted. Click here for more information.

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Dawn from Chicago  

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 10:24 AM

Thanks to Maggie Acker, one of the IPA Best Ad Designers in the state, for designing logos for the West Side Business Network and its subgroups.