WCA Health and Wellness Master Series—Injury Prevention: Training, Treatment, Recovery

Thank you to everyone who attended our second Health and Wellness Master Series panel! Special thank you to FFC for hosting, our speakers: Sara Latham, owner of CryoBar; Adam Wolf, owner of The Movement Guild; Dr. Sajjad Murtaza, MD, Metropolitan Institute of Pain of Chicago; Emily Marshal, RDN, LDN Nutritionist, FFC; and Jessica Carlin, LMT, yoga instructor and educator, integrative movement specialist for hosting the workout.

WCA NETWORKING EVENT—WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our July networking event! We were very excited to partner with City Hall to provide a beautiful space for our July event. Thank you to City Hall and all of our networking sponsors as well.

FULTON MARKET CLEAN UP—SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us clean up our neighborhood! Special thanks to our partners Blue Plate Chicago, Shapack Partners, Sterling Bay, Emporium, Alderman Walter Burnett, Stan's Donuts, Kuma's Corner and Limitless Coffee.

THE MODERNITY OF THE ANCIENT GREEK DISCUS— MAY 2019

Public art display in Greektown. These 20 sculptures are up and down Halsted Street, and will be on display until November 2019.

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION NETWORKING EVENT— JUNE 12, 2019

WCA’s June Networking Event featured a special location—the Metropolitan inside the Willis Tower. Thank you to the Metropolitan for hosting our event, and thank you to everyone who came by!

MADISON ROW - HUNT THE ROW

WCA’s Madison Row committee put on its’ annual Hunt the Row on Saturday, June 8. Thank you to Cat & Mouse Game Store for putting together the event, and to all the participating businesses. Another special thank you to CryoBar West Loop, Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, MyEyeDr., Cielo Wellness and VITAHL Medical Aesthetics for helping us provide an awesome gift basket to the winner!

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - MAY MEETING & LUNCHEON

WCA hosted our annual meeting & luncheon at Carnivale located at 702 W. Fulton St. on Thursday, May 16. We were fortunate enough to take up an entire Carnivale event space—all the beautiful decor and colorful personality included. Special thank you to Carnivale Restaurant for providing both a beautiful space and delicious food. We would also like to personally thank Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi for being our keynote speaker.

MADISON ROW MEET MADISON EVENT

Thank you to everyone who participated in Meet Madison!! We had a fun time planning this event! A special thank you to participating businesses: Smitten BoutiquePure BarreCone Gourmet Ice CreamThe CryoBarMAD SocialTown Cutler ChicagoPillars ClubCentury 21 SGR, IncMyEyeDrTribeca BoutiqueLuxe on MadisonMadison Vine WinesCiao! Cafe & Wine LoungeThe Fig Tree9Round West Loop - Chicago, ILClub PilatesHero Coffee BarMonteverde Restaurant & PastificioVITAHL Medical Aesthetics. Congrats to the winner, Garima Sharma!

WCA HEALTH AND WELLNESS MASTER SERIES- SPRING SHAKE-UP

We are so excited that you decided to come sweat with us on a Saturday morning! We designed the event’s panel of health professionals and 30-minute Pure Barre workout to optimize your health and wellness journey through some hard work and education. Thank you again for coming to our event!

A special thank you to Hannah’s Bretzel and Harvest Juicery for providing the post-workout fuel, WeWork for providing such an awesome space and Pure Barre West Loop for putting everyone through a tough workout.

Thank you to our speakers Maisha Wynn, Maggie Michalczyk and Dr. Brian Fuller, D.C.M.S.

We hope to see you at our next Health and Wellness event!

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON

WCA hosted our annual meeting & luncheon at Carnivale located at 702 W. Fulton St. on Thursday, February 21. We were fortunate enough to take up an entire Carnivale event space—all the beautiful decor and colorful personality included. Special thank you to Carnivale Restaurant for providing both a beautiful space and delicious food. We would also like to personally thank Norman Carlson, Metra Board of Directors chairman, for being our keynote speaker. I am grateful to Norman and the Metra team for taking the time to speak with our members, and providing an informative and fascinating presentation.

We were also fortunate to welcome 4 new directors and renew 16 directors to the West Central Association on Thursday. I would like to congratulate all of our returning directors, as well as our newest directors. I look forward to working with our board of directors. Please find a complete list of the WCA's 2019 board of directors here.

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - WEDNESDAYS NETWORKING EVENT

WCA hosted our popular networking event at Cruz Blanca located at 904 W Randolph St. on Wednesday, January 23. The event took advantage of Cruz Blanca’s beautiful and spacious second floor. 

Special thanks to the team at Cruz Blanca for the amazing food and drinks. And thank you to everyone who attended the event, we hope you had a fun time!

We look forward to seeing you at the next Wednesday networking event on March 20!

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - WEDNESDAYS NETWORKING EVENT

WCA hosted our popular networking event at Morgan's on Fulton's rooftop located at 950 W Fulton St. on Wednesday, July 11. The event took full advantage of Morgan's 6,000 sq. ft. rooftop, the venue's ping pong table and perimeter gardens. 

Special thanks to the team at Morgan's on Fulton, Blue Plate Catering for the amazing food and Haymarket Pub & Brewery for the beer.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Wednesday networking event on September 19 at Box Shops by Related!

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - WEST WEDNESDAYS NETWORKING EVENT

WCA hosted our popular networking event at Forth level located at 845 W. Washington Blvd. Forth Offering 3,000 square feet of flexible space, Forth provides a large main loft area with kitchen, private conversation room, two intimate breakout rooms, and a lounge/meeting space that can be partitioned to suit your needs.

Special thanks to the team at Forth and Multiple, Blue Plate Catering for the amazing food and Haymarket Pub & Brewery for the beer.

We look forward to the next networking event on July 11 at Morgan's on Fulton's rooftop!

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - WEST WEDNESDAYS NETWORKING EVENT

WCA hosted a networking event at the recently opened The Press Room.  Over 100 members and special guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers.  Join us for our next networking event on November 15th.

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - WEST WEDNESDAYS NETWORKING EVENT

WCA host networking events at new restaurants in the community.  Typical attendance of 80-100 professionals looking to build relationships.  We work had to bring quality relationship building events and offer sponsorship opportunities. Hosted at Sepia/Proxi

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON

WCA host luncheons at varies restaurants and event spaces featuring keynote speakers addressing topics relevant to our members interest.  

WEST CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - WEST WEDNESDAYS NETWORKING

Hosted at Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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