On Thursday, May 15th, the West Side Bridge networking group met had there monthly meeting from 7:30am-9am at the offices of Wednesday Journal Publications at 143 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park.

It might have broken the record for number of attendees since we began the group over a year ago, as 25 people joined us. There was a lively discussion about how to build relationships between our communities, between Maywood and Forest Park in particular. Members represented a wide variety of community organizations such as churches, nonprofit groups, local government, small businesses, and more.

A big THANK YOU to those who brought refreshments! They were most appreciated.

If you are a member of the West Side Business Network, please consider joining one of the Event Planning Committees that we just formed. We are seeking assistance in organizing special networking events, as well as informative events meant to educate the community on varioues topics. Committee range from Women’s Health,  Men’s Health, and Mental Health Awareness, to a Social Networking Event Committee and a Women’s Leadership and Development Committee. Click here for more information, or to join a group.

We are also starting the West Side Manufacturing Network with the goal of facilitating relationships between Chicagoland’s many production companies. There is also an Event Planning Committee for this networking group. Click here to sign up for either.

As a member of the West Side Business Network, you receive many benefits. One includes the opportunity to include a flyer about a service you offer or an upcoming event you want to share, in the West Side Business Network Weekly Update email blast that is sent to about 3,500 locals who opted in to receive news from us. We prefer flyers to be sent in .pdf format to alicia@oakpark.com.

We encourage you to interact with us on social media:

West Side Bridge’s Facebook Page

West Side Women’s Facebook Page

West Side Men’s Facebook Page

Austin Weekly News’ Facebook Page

Austin Weekly News West Side Business Network’s Facebook Page

Austin Weekly News’ Twitter

Austin Weekly News West Side Business Network’s LinkedIn Group

Dawn Ferencak’s LinkedIn Profile

Dawn Ferencak’s Twitter