North Avenue Business Association hosts Networking Expo

Annual breakfast event held at Shriner's Hospital

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By Dawn Ferencak

Sales Representative

The North Avenue Business Association (NABA) hosted its annual Business to Business Breakfast Expo on May 6th at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago. NABA represents businesses along the Chicago and Oak Park sides of North Avenue.


The NABA held it's annual Business to Business Breakfast Expo (B2B) on May 6 at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago, located at 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago. Over 50 NABA members, North Avenue businesses, along with staff members/representatives from our shared municipalities and the state, attended this popular annual breakfast networking event.

Many members and partners return year after year and participate as exhibitors. "Spring Your Business Into Action" was this year's theme. The sponsor's were Charter One Bank, Sassetti LLC and The Onion Roll.

NABA is pleased to acknowledge the following for participating as exhibitors:

City of Chicago, Office of Emergency Management & Communication
City of Chicago 29th Ward Office (Alderman Deborah Graham)
City of Chicago Police, 25th District CAPS Office
Cook County State's Attorney's Office, West Side Community Justice Center
Larry Friedman Insurance Agency
Robert Gray Farmers Insurance Agency
Hallagan Business Machines
Illinois State Representative Camille Lilly, 78th Legislative District
Illinois State Senator, Don Harmon, 39th Legislative District
MaidPro of Oak Park
Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts
Minuteman Press of Oak Park
Oak Park Economic Development Corporation
Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Sassetti LLC
SCORE Chicago
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago
SomerCor 504, Inc.
Village of Oak Park, (Village Clerk Teresa Powell,
Departments of Emergency Management & Response, Health, Police, Parking, Public Works, and Recycling)
Women's Business Development Center
Wonder Works Children's Museum

New exhibitors included MaidPro of Oak Park, Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts, SomerCor 504, Inc and the Women's Business Development Center.

NABA extends our appreciation to Shriners Hospital, for hosting this year's B2B, and to Kally Walsh and Karen Polakowski and the Environment Services Department, for their assistance. This is NABA's fourth time partnering with Shriners for an event.

Bagel Trays were compliments of new NABA member, The Onion Roll. Woody Mosgers, from What Goes With What Custom Catering, made breakfast sausage popovers.

Special thanks to the Minuteman Press of Oak Park for providing our printing needs and to the following businesses for donating drawing prizes: Edwardo's Natural Pizza, FirstMerit Bank, Minuteman Press of Oak Park and Wonder Works Children's Museum.

Finally, thanks to Wendy Tannenbaum, Chuck Fedor, Larry Friedman, Alan Gorstein, Alfred Burns, Lee Owens and Bob Stelletello for their assistance.

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