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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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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WCA Luncheon
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

WCA Luncheon

Join us for a Lunch & Learn panel discussion on the 2018 New Tax Law.  We are excited to have a distinguished panel to discuss how the new tax law will impact business.

February 22, 2018 from Noon - 1:30

CARNIVALE RESTAURANT

702 W. Fulton Street

Join us for a panel discussion on the new tax law.  

MODERATOR:

Brian A. Bernardoni, Illinois REALTORS

PANELIST:

Ronald Kaminski , HBK Engineering, LLC

Ron Cain , Kuma's Corner

Jason S. Vanden Bosch , CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

Tom Macejko , Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Armando Chacon ,Century 21 S.G.R.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

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Making Connections
Dec
22
9:30 AM09:30

Making Connections

Presented by Business Bragger

Learn how to make new connections on LinkedIn for business purposes.  We will teach you how to set up your LinkedIn profile, how to make sure it is optimized so people can find you and how to make new connections to build your business.

BACP Sponsored Event

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Marketing with Social Media
Dec
20
3:00 PM15:00

Marketing with Social Media

Presented by Rhea Steele, President of Blue Ocean Logic              

In this workshop you will learn how to create a social media marketing plan, select resources for a social marketing team and discuss the value of social media to your marketing plan.  You will also learn how to use metrics to measure the impact of a social media plan.

BACP sponsored event

 

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Nuts and Bolts of Creating a Charitable Organization
Dec
15
9:30 AM09:30

Nuts and Bolts of Creating a Charitable Organization

Presented by Community Law Project

Attend this workshop to learn about the legal steps to becoming a charitable organization, the differences between a for profit and a nonprofit, an overview of the legal process of creating a not for profit corporation, developing a board of directors, explain bylaws, and obtaining recognition of 501c3 income tax exemption for the organization.

BACP Sponsored event

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Networking - finding and using your connections to grow your business
Dec
13
3:00 PM15:00

Networking - finding and using your connections to grow your business

Presented by Stacey Pitts Caldwell, MBA, Center Director of SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce   

A lot of business comes through contacts and networking, therefore, a strong network and maintaining relationships with key contacts can help you gain new customers. In this workshop, participants will plan which networking activities to join, think about which events/activities make sense to attend, decide how to expand and use their network as well as how to keep in contact with the people that are most important to the growth of the business.

BACP Sponsored event

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Goodbye Frustration, Hello Great Business Flow!
Dec
8
9:30 AM09:30

Goodbye Frustration, Hello Great Business Flow!

Presented by Rebecca Chauncey, RLC Speaks, LLC
Are you stressing over business? Do you regularly feel frustrated with customers and staff? Are you doubting your ability to create or maintain your business? If you say yes to one or more of the questions, this session is for YOU!  Register now to learn how to reduce your stress in 10 minutes or less, gain power to have easier experiences with customers and staff, apply practical techniques to be more confident in yourself and your business. Bring an open mind, a willingness to learn and participate, a positive attitude, something to write notes, and your mobile phone! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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