The Austin Weekly News’ West Side Bridge networking group will meet from 7:30am to 9am on Thursday, November 20th at Local-Motions Performing Arts Organization6272 W. North Ave., Suite B in Chicago.

All local professionals are invited to attend and bring their business cards and promotional pieces.

RSVP is required! Please contact Alicia by 11/19 at (708) 613-3344 or

Founded in 2001, Local-Motions Inc. is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), dedicated to the promotion of performance arts among school-aged children in Chicago. Providing Performing Arts Instructions in dance, theater, set design, vocal performance, and fine art, which benefit children and youth from ages five to eighteen.

Local-Motions is organizing the entertainment for the 2nd Annual West Side Business Network Holiday Party on Thursday, December 4th from 5pm – 9pm at the Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago. The event is FREE to attend, so we hope to see you there! 

The West Side Business Network (WSBN) began in 2013 when the Austin Weekly News saw the need to provide networking opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs on Chicago’s Greater West Side, bridging the gap between the city and near west suburbs. It’s been a year now, and we’ve been remarkably successful with well over 500 community members and partners in our network.
The WSBN is a collection of networking groups, many of which meet monthly, whose goal is to facilitate professional connections throughout the communities we serve. Groups part of the WSBN are the Austin Weekly News Business Development GroupWest Side WomenWest Side MenWest 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. Wednesday Journal has recently started Out & About in Oak Park.