March is West Side Business Network Month!

The Austin Weekly News created the West Side Business Network to bridge the gap between Chicago’s West Side and the suburbs. It’s been a year now, and we’ve been remarkably successful with well over 500 community members and partners in our network.

Join some of the most influential individuals around as we celebrate the West Side Business Network’s one year of success with these upcoming events!

West Side Women‘s One Year Meeting was held Monday, March 3rd at 8am. Guest speakers were Dan Haley, Publisher and Editor for Wednesday Journal Publications,  Anan Abu-Taleb, President of the Village of Oak Park, and Reverend Walter Jones.

West Side Business Network 1st Anniversary Party

Thursday, March 13th from 5:30pm – 7pm

ABC Bank

5645 W Lake Street in Chicago

Light refreshments will be served.

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center will give a guest presentation on the grants they’re offering for 2-4 unit buildings, preferably owner occupied.

RSVP is required. Contact Alicia Plomin at (708) 613-3344 or

West Side Bridge

Thursday, March 20th at 7:30am

The Offices of Wednesday Journal Publications

143 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park

RSVP is appreciated but not required.

RSVP to Dawn Ferencak 708.613.3329 or

West Side Men

Friday, March 21st at Noon

MacArthur’s Restaurant

5412 W. Madison in Chicago

$10/person for lunch

RSVP by 3/20 to Dawn Ferencak 708.613.3329 or