Austin Weekly News' West Side Business Network

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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

December 18

January 15

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 20

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

Alice's Restaurant, 5658 W. Madison, Chicago

December 7

January 4

February 1

March 7

April 4

May 2

West Side Bridge - 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:15am

Location changes monthly. 

  • December 17th - 8:15am to 9:45am. Location TBD.
  • January 21st - 8:15am to 9:45am. Location TBD.
  • February 18th - 8:15am to 9:45am. Location TBD.
  • March 17th - 8:15am to 9:45am. Location TBD.
  • April 21st - 8:15am to 9:45am. Location TBD.
  • May 19th - 8:15am to 9:45am. Location TBD.

Interested in hosting a West Side Bridge meeting? You need a space that can accommodate up to 45 people. Hosts get the chance to give a short 10minute presentation, and can offer a tour of the facility if they so choose. Contact Kristen for details: (708) 613-3306 or

Check back often for updates on future meetings.

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Tekisha King from Chicago  

Posted: February 1st, 2016 2:16 PM

I would like to thank everyone present at the West Side Women's Meeting today for the invite! I enjoyed networking with you all and appreciate the resources provided. I look forward to working with you all in the near future! Have a blessed day!

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.