March is West Side Business Network Month!

The Austin Weekly News created the West SideBusiness 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 held their One Year Meeting on Monday, March 3rd at 8am at Alice’s Restaurant. Some very special guests joined us in our celebrations: Reverend Walter Jones; Dan Haley, Publisher and Editor for Wednesday Journal Publications; and Anan Abu-Taleb, President of the Village of Oak Park. Click here to see pictures.

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.

Austin Coming Together and the Oak Park Regional Housing Center will give guest presentations. 

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

Dawn Ferencak

Dawn Ferencak likes to go behind the scenes when connecting with her customers to create ways to help make their businesses grow beyond their expectations. What she didn't expect, when she started working...