The West Side Business Network celebrated the new 2015 Austin Weekly News West Side Answer Book, the complete community guide for Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, by hosting a networking reception from 5-8pm on June 25, 2015 at Robinson’s Ribs, 940 W. Madison St. in Oak Park. 

Over forty local professionals came out to make business connections and enjoy a buffet dinner. Guests also took home complimentary copies of the West Side Answer Book to distribute to their networks.

A special Thank You to to Helen Robinson and to West Side Women Leadership Committee Member Dr. Louverta Hurt for making our party a spectacular event!

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. The WSBN is FREE to join and offers FREE monthly networking meetings. For more information, visit

Dawn Ferencak

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