Hustle for the Muscle
Sep
8
11:15 AM11:15

Hustle for the Muscle

Workout at your favorite fitness hot spots in the West Loop followed by a post-event stretch and after party by the pool. 

Our Hustle for the Muscle line up includes 20 minute workouts at each of the following studios/gyms: Pure Barre - Brooklyn Boulders - Bare Feet Power Yoga - Orangetheory Fitness - Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC).

Event proceeds go to West Loop non-profit Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

Sponsored by the West Central Association (WCA) - your West Loop Chamber of Commerce.

Organized by the WCA sub-committees: Madison Row Committee and Health & Wellness Committee

Find more information here: https://fitnesscrawl.eventbrite.com

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Stroll on Madison Row

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Come out and join the fun on Madison Row during Summer Stroll on Madison Row:

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio - crushed ice Campari cocktail at $6 (half price) at the bar and on the patio only.

Tribeca Boutique - sale on everything "short and sleeveless,"
serve mimosas, Sidewalk calk

VITAHL Medical Aesthetics - cool off with FREEZE pops!

Pure Barre - large flamingo float out front, lemonade (or other summer drink), and a bubble machine for the kiddos.

Century 21 SGR West Loop - Arnold Palmers!

Imagination Children's Academy - bean bag toss/board we'll set out. Anyone who wins gets a free 2-hour play date at Imagination.

Cat & Mouse Game Store - sidewalks covered with chalked games, and will be giving away balloons.

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Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Hunt the Row

  • Madison Street from Expressway to Ashland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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On Saturday, June 9 from 11am until 3pm, Madison Row will be hosting a scavenger hunt for all ages.

How does Hunt the Row work?
-A Hunt the Row player can pick up a clue sheet at any participating business, then start exploring.
-The clues are images of things inside SOME of the participating businesses, and the goal of the hunt is to identify the locations of as many images as possible. The images will be of architectural or decorative elements that are in easily accessible and visible portions of the businesses. An example is attached. Do you know where this is?
-Players can turn in their completed sheets at Cat & Mouse Games and receive a goodie bag full of fun things for kids.
-Players who successfully identify all of the clues will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Air, courtesy of Experimac.

Thanks to all the participating businesses for the upcoming Hunt the Row!

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop, 733 W. Madison
Mathnasium West Loop, 8 S. Peoria
JC Licht True Value, 18 S. Sangamon
Club Pilates, 907 W. Madison
Design 21 Company, 1016 W. Madison
Monteverde Restaurant, 1020 W. Madison
Tribeca Boutique, 1035 W. Madison
The Fig Tree, 1037 W. Madison
Smitten Boutique, 1047 W. Madison
Cone Gourmet Ice Cream, 1047 W. Madison
Cat and Mouse Games, 1112 W. Madison
Town Cutler, 1116 W. Madison 
Experimac, 1127 W. Madison
VITAHL Medical Aesthetics, 1135 W. Madison
Imagination Children’s Academy 1114 W. Madison
Century 21 SGR, 1161 W. Madison
Sonador Boutique, 1167 W. Madison
Groundswell Coffee Roasters, 1168 W. Madison
Pure Barre, 1170 W. Madison
Cycle X Studio, 1208 W. Madison
Madison Vine Wines, 1340 W. Madison

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WCA Luncheon: Affordable Housing Panel
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

WCA Luncheon: Affordable Housing Panel

Join us for our upcoming luncheon on May 17th from Noon - 1:30PM.  We have a panel of experts from Skender, ARO Alternatives, LG Development, Brinshore Development and Acosta Ezgur to discuss affordable housing. 

Learn about affordable off-site options, Near North/West ARO Pilot, and innovative ways to build cost effective housing.

May 17th, 2018

Noon - 1:30 PM

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May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Covet Market

WCA is excited to partner with Chicago Women Magazine!

Mark your calendars—Covet Market is on May 6 from 10am-4pm at Revel Fulton Market.

Covet Market is a fresh new shopping market featuring local makers, merchants, purveyors, and tastemakers. With over 80 vendors, and food vendors coming straight out of the Hatchery Food Incubator to free mini beauty services and complimentary Sunday cocktails with every ticket—everyone is sure to find something they will covet. And just in time for Mothers Day!

And we have your Discounted ticket!
COVET MARKET TICKETS
Use code WCAmember for 50% off tickets.

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Movement on Monroe

WCA is happy to sponsor this event on Monroe Street!

In partnership with LiveGrit, we’re bringing the “anti- street festival” to West Loop.

Our active lifestyle street festival takes place on Monroe Street between Morgan and Aberdeen. Free to the public, guests can drop into fitness offerings including bootcamps, yoga, and shop high end gear and athletic apparel.

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Fulton Market Clean UP
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Fulton Market Clean UP

Just a friendly reminder that the Fulton Market Spring Clean-Up is this Saturday, 10am-12pm, with check-in now taking place on the second floor inside of Larkin Hall (1362 West Fulton Street), starting an hour before the event. Please enter on the Ogden side of the building. A flyer with some new participants is attached! 

Please Note: The forecast is calling for rain, so please dress accordingly. This event will still happen unless the weather becomes too severe. Gloves and other implements will be provided at check-in. 

Team Leaders: If you are coordinating a team please forward this reminder.

Schedule: 

9:00am - 10:00 (Check-in) Limitless Coffee

10:00 - Clean-up begins

12:00 - All volunteers re-group under Fulton Market Gateway sign for photos

12:00 - Post-event gathering at EMPORIUM Fulton Market.

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Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Digital Marketing 101 for Businesses with a Website

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DESCRIPTION

You’re invited to participate in the Google Digital Coaches Chicago, brought to you by Birk Creative in partnership with Accelerate with Google and the Google Digital Coaches Program

IMPORTANT ** PLEASE NOTE **

This workshop is for existing In-Market Small, Mid and Sole Proprietor Businesses with a website. Please bring your laptop.

DIGITAL MARKETING & ADVERTISING 101 (for Businesses with a Website)

Receive guidance on improving your business web presence, design your first online ad, social media recommendations, the importance of branding, your unique selling proposition, eligible businesses learn how to get listed on Google Maps to get a virtual "billboard." Learn how *not* to lose money and time online at this workshop.

A laptop or smart mobile device is required to get the most out of this interactive experience.

Some of the things you will learn to help you with your business marketing will include:

  • How and why to use social media for business

  • Gaining the confidence to use your voice for your business

  • How to find the perfect customer online

  • What are digital goals and why are they important?

  • Do I really need a website? And, what is Google Analytics (basic info)?

  • Learn about new digital tools that are fresh, free or inexpensive

  • How to grow your online reputation and digital footprint with your potential customer

  • How To Write A Basic Ad Headline

  • Set up your first online ad in real time (Required: computer or smartphone. Optional: Credit card needed to activate $100 free advertising coupon. )

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WCA Networking Event
Mar
21
4:30 PM16:30

WCA Networking Event

JOIN US FOR NETWORKING AT FULTON MARKET KITCHENS' PRIVATE ART STUDIO!

You're invited to our next networking event at Fulton Market Kitchen.  Located in the Fulton Market District, FMK is part Art, Cocktail Bar, & Restaurant.

"The place is a work of art, in and of itself." 

Chicago Magazine

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

4:30 - 6:30 PM

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