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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

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18


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

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

May 4

June 1

July 6

August 3

September 7


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

Location changes monthly. 

April 16th - 7:30am to 9am at the offices of Wednesday Journal Publications, 143 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, IL. Metered parking is available on Oak Park Avenue, but free parking can be found on the surrounding side streets. RSVP is required! Contact Alicia by April 15th at (708) 613-3344 or

May 21st - 7:30am to 9am hosted by The Monroe Foundation. Location TBD. RSVP is required! Contact Alicia by 5/20 at (708) 613-3344 or

June 18th - 7:30am to 9am hosted by Sankofa Safe Child Initiative at the Sankofa House Office, 4041 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. RSVP is required! Contact Alicia by 6/17 at (708) 613-3344 or

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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.