Spectacular first meeting of West Side Women

Serving up great food and fresh ideas at Alice's Restaurant

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More than thirty women came out for the first Women's West Side and Oak Park area networking group, despite the slushy morning commute.  Jackie and the staff at Alice's Restaurant served up great food and made us feel like royalty. 

This diverse group of women included jounalists, women's rights advocates, sales professionals, bankers, educators, elected officials, clergy, non-profits, child care, communications specialists, health care administrators, housing services, NAACP, marketing services, community advocates, and more.

The Women's West Side & Oak Park area business networking group is made up of women who know how to get the job done!  We meet at Alice's Restaurant, 5638 W. Chicago Avenue, the first Monday of each month at 8:00 am.  No reservations necessary - purchase your own breakfast if you attend, and simply share information about what you are up to in the community.  Get to know other women who do business in the communities we all serve.

Business opportunities for all will grow naturally from this group!!! Post your comments online on this blog to communicate with the Women's West Side Networking Group.

Contact Dawn@austinweeklynews.com or 708/613-3329

 

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Emma Mitchell-Clark from Chicago  

Posted: March 12th, 2013 4:09 PM

Dawn, I truly enjoyed the event. I'm looking forward to April 1st.

Marilyn Jones from Chicago  

Posted: February 25th, 2013 11:12 AM

Please add me to your contact list.

Cynthia Peterson from Chicago  

Posted: February 12th, 2013 6:11 PM

Please let me know about your next women event.

Dawn from Oak Park and Chicago  

Posted: February 12th, 2013 12:33 PM

Please send your email address to dawn@austinweeklynews.com to receive notices about West Side Women.

Traci Weathers  

Posted: February 12th, 2013 11:22 AM

Please be sure to add me to your email distribution list. I would like to be informed of future meetings and events. Thank you!

Gwen Williams from Chicago  

Posted: February 12th, 2013 9:03 AM

I just heard about this gathering, and sorry I didn't know about it - or I would have definitely attended. What a wonderful idea to blend the borders of two wonderful Westside demographics - with such a diverse group of talented women. I definitely plan to attend next month. -GW

Idella Mister from Chicago  

Posted: February 7th, 2013 4:12 PM

Hello Dawn, how are you and I hope all is well. Had FAMILY EMERGENCY...WILL BE THERE NEXT MONTH... MISTER

Idella Mister from Chicago  

Posted: February 7th, 2013 4:10 PM

Hello Dawn, how are you and I hope all is well. Had FAMILY EMERGENCY...WILL BE THERE NEXT MONTH... MISTER

Lisa Thompson-Bennett  

Posted: February 6th, 2013 9:58 AM

I'm looking forward to March 4th! Thank you!

Tracey Brim from Chicago  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 9:54 PM

I had an awesome time among great women who are committed to serving others, especially those on the west side and its surrounding suburbs. Thanks again Dawn for inviting me to such a timely and needed event!.

Phyllis Logan  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 4:04 PM

Thank you Dawn. This was a very well attended 1st women's group networking breakfast. I enjoyed meeting old associates and meeting those who have been in my community for many years that I had never met before. I enjoyed being there and I was empowered. Keep it going 2013.

Gladys J. Piper from Chicago  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 12:28 PM

Dawn: Thanks for the invitation however, I'm sorry that I missed this month's networking meeting. Please RSVP for the March meeting. Thanks, again. Gladys J. Piper Community Affairs Specialist Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford

Bonni McKeown from Chicago  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 11:14 AM

I don't want to miss next month! Working on my elevator pitch so to be worthy of this great group of awesome women.

Juliann Salinas from Chicago  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 10:37 AM

Hi Dawn, Great job on your women's meeting! I hope we can be represented next month. Thanks and have a great week, Juliann -- Juliann Salinas Greater West Town Community Development Project

Kathy Hansen from Oak Park  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 10:25 AM

Dawn ?" This is just terrific. It's so great when hard work produces this kind of result, isn't it? Congratulations. Kathy Hansen Circulation Manager Wednesday Journal, Inc. Publisher of Chicago Parent, Wednesday Journal, Forest Park Review, Landmark, Austin Weekly News

Coté from Chicago  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 10:05 AM

YAY! This was such a wonderful event. I am RSVP-ing for next month 3/4/13. I look forward to receiving the contact list with all the exciting women that attended. Warmest Regards, Coté

Kay Leane from Chicago  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 9:47 AM

Congratulations on a successful event! I hope my schedule and the weather will permit me to attend the next breakfast.

Angela Walker from Oak Park  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 9:39 AM

I am sorry that I missed such a great event. I will be sure to attend in March.

Stasia Thompson from Oak Park  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 9:17 AM

Dawn Congrats and I hope to join you in march. Stasia

Deb Quantock McCarey from Oak Park  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 9:16 AM

Dawn: Congrats on organizing a great effort here. Sorry I bagged out. I don't drive, and at the last minute, my transportation fell though. Anyway, I will put a better plan in place next time, so as to not miss the gathering on March 4! All the best

Teresa Powell from Village Clerk, Village of Oak Park  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 8:54 AM

I'm hoping that snow won't keep me away next month! Teresa Powell

RoseMarie Rodriguez from Chicago  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 8:30 AM

Hi Dawn, I heard I missed a great gathering this morning at Alice's! I actually forgot I had a doctor's appointment today for my adult daughter. However, I look forward to meeting with you about growing my business via The Austin Weekly. Of course, keep me posted for the next "women's meeting"

Kenni Jean Schrader from Three Rivers, MI  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 8:29 AM

kenni jean schrader from Three Rivers Posted: February 4th, 2013 6:57 PM What a great meeting!!!! I so look forward to the many more opportunities to meet with the women, pro-active in the west side , along with Dawn, to empower our presence in the community

Sandra Sokol from Oak Park  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 8:27 AM

good job girl. hope you were pleased. Sandra Soko

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