All about our meetings and special events

We plan a full year of fun, informative meetings and events for your personal and business growth. All meetings are FREE for WSWE members! Many of our meetings are also open to paid guests. Tickets to our regular monthly meetings are $35.

Interested in coming as a guest? More info here.

Questions or suggestions on upcoming events? Contact our Programming Chair.

MONTHLY BREAKFAST MEETINGS

Third Thursday of each month, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Locations throughout the west suburbs

8:00 – 8:30 Networking and breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Announcements and member introductions
9:00 – 10:00 Program

Cost: Members FREE | Guests $35 in advance

EVENING GET-TOGETHERS

Third Thursday in June (Annual Dinner), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Second Thursday in December (Holiday Party), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All evening locations, costs and other details to be announced


Upcoming meetings

Thurs.
September
21

What’s in a Name? Will your branding bring you business?

New in your business and wondering what impact your business name and logo REALLY have on closing the deal? Are you an established business wondering if a rebrand is worth the investment?

Join us for an informal panel discussion led by Sarah Corbin, marketing consultant, and Pamela Krikorian, graphic designer and creative strategist.

About our panel:

Pamela Krikorian is a freelance graphic designer with more than 10 years of industry experience creating print and digital designs to help businesses market themselves and grow.

Sarah Corbin is the brains behind Free Fly Marketing with experience building multiple businesses from the ground up and agency expertise with executing a range of client strategies.

8-10 a.m. | Solstice, Western Springs | Members FREE | Guests Welcome | RSVP Now


Past meetings

Thurs.
August
17

Summer Biz Book Club

Wanting to read a good business book that won’t make your head hurt? Summer is the perfect time!

Pick one of the two books for our next meeting. We will discuss both. Regardless of whether or not you have time to read cover-to-cover, everyone will be sure to come away with some great tips to jump into fall!

(1) Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Matter, E.F. Schumacher

(2) Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Don’t fret if you’re not a reader! See if your library has these titles on audio or just come enjoy the discussion and great company!

Have a biz book you recommend? Be ready to share the title – we will consider it for another month!

8-10 a.m. | Counter Coffee, Forest Park | Members FREE | Guests Welcome | RSVP Now

Thurs.
July
20

Women Sharing Wisdom: Successful Business Presentations

What does it take to make a presentation that wins business? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just determining your professional voice, join us this Women Sharing Wisdom session for great tips, strategy and problem-solving.

8-10 a.m. | Counter Coffee, Forest Park | Members FREE | Guests Welcome | RSVP Now

Thurs.
June
15

Our Fabulous June Dinner

Celebrate a great year, meet the 2017-18 board and our new PRISM Scholar!

6-9 p.m. | La Cabanita, Burr Ridge | Members FREE | Guests Welcome | RSVP Now

Thurs.
May
18

Women Sharing Wisdom: It’s Vacation Time

An open discussion of ways to relax, renew and escape the daily grind
Solstice Restaurant, Western Springs

Tues.
April
25

Our FREE Spring Mixer

A relaxed, fun evening for members & prospective new members
DigRightIn Landscaping, Westchester

Thurs.
April
20

Members-Only Insight Session

An open conversation led by Pamela Krikorian
Butterfield’s Pancake House, Oak Brook

Thurs.
March
16

March Madness: How to Score More Leads

A Mastermind session on generating new business
Solstice Restaurant, Western Springs

Thurs.
February
16

Healthy woman, healthy business

With Beth Fuchs of Organized To Perfection, Maria Onesto Moran of Green Home Experts and Betsey O’Brien of Pen & Hand
Sponsor: Freyja Conrad, DigRightIn Landscaping
Krave Restaurant, Elmhurst

Thurs.
January
19

Should you be doing something else?

With Laura McAdam, MSOD, CPA, CIA, of Profitability NOW
Counter Coffee, Forest Park

Thurs.
December
8

Our festive holiday party

Come on out and relax with us!
Lucca’s Pizzeria, 108 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange

Thurs.
November
17

Facing the future of your business (without the fear)

With Katherine Tipper, co-founder of Hunter Benefits Consulting Group
Sponsor: Su Jang, New Rose Catering
Butterfield’s Restaurant, Oakbrook Terrace

Thurs.
October
20

Holiday gifts and greetings that build your brand

A Mastermind Session
Sponsor: Judy Shoup, JTS Jewels
Special Presenter: Michelle James, Apprize Promotional Products
Blueberry Hill Pancake House, La Grange

Thurs.
September
15

Sales success through the gift of GAB

With Conor Cunneen, The Irishman Speaks
Krave Restaurant, Elmhurst

Thurs.
August
18

The brainy businesswoman’s guide to corporate structure

With Barbara Vondra, CPA, Carol Kalins of The Security Makers and Jack Kennelly of Kennelly & Associates
Sponsor: Becky Brofman, Beyer Brofman Design
Counter Coffee, Forest Park

Thurs.
July
21

Who’s your business hero?

A Women Sharing Wisdom Session
Sponsor: Betsey O’Brien, Pen & Hand
Butterfield’s Restaurant, Oakbrook Terrace