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Business Xchange Groups


Join a Business Xchange Group!

Our Strategic Forums has been revamped to bring NAWBO Chicago to more members in the city and suburban neighborhoods. They now will be known as Business Xchange Groups (BX Group) retiring the names of Business Development and Business Roundtable Groups. Business Xchange Groups will be more inclusive by welcoming NAWBO Chicago members of all industries thereby eliminating some of our former non-compete restrictions. We look forward to this new initiative aimed at increasing not only the membership of current groups, but also the number of new BX groups across the Chicagoland area. We look forward to your feedback on this member-friendly program.

WHAT IS A BUSINESS XCHANGE GROUP?

A NAWBO Chicago Business Xchange Group is a members-only NAWBO Chicago business enhancement group.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A BUSINESS XCHANGE GROUP?

The purpose of these groups is to exchange business ideas, develop business relationships, help one another grow our businesses, enjoy camaraderie, inform and educate NAWBO Chicago members in helpful business practices, add value to our members and help grow the NAWBO Chicago membership. It is also to bring NAWBO into the neighborhoods wherever NAWBO Members preside to provide continuity and convenient access to NAWBO on a regular basis.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF BUSINESS XCHANGE GROUPS?

  • Strengthen business relationships
  • Enhance business knowledge and best practices for business growth
  • To be an active part of and to support the main NAWBO Chicago organization
  • Increase membership
  • Connect more NAWBO members in more City and suburban neighborhoods
  • WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MEMBER BENEFITS?  

  • Opportunities to increase business
  • Increased marketing opportunities
  • Referral network
  • Business solutions and brainstorming among trusted colleagues
  • Availability of resources, references, and support
  • Serve as a sales team for each member
  • If you are interested in starting a Business Xchange Group, please contact Reeti Nair at 847.331.6472, Chair of Business Xchange.

    Meeting Schedules

    Be sure to contact the Business Xchange Group chair to verify the date,  time and location of the meeting as details are subject to change.

    NAWBO Chicago Lincoln Park Business Xchange Group
    Meets the Fourth Tuesday of the month, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Panera Bread
    2070 N. Clybourn, Chicago. Contact Erin Kelly Herrera, Eclectik Design at 312.676.2443.

    NAWBO Chicago DuPage Business Xchange Group
    Meets on the Third Friday of the month, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Glen Ellyn Bank and Trust
    500 W. Roosevelt Rd., Lower Level, Glen Ellyn. (approx. 1 mile west of 355) 
    Contact Janice Long, Janlong Communications at 847.991.1831.

    NAWBO Chicago Lakeview Business Xchange Group
    Meets on the First and Third Friday of the month, 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Wishbone Restaurant
    3300 N. Lincoln, Chicago. Contact Rachel Cherny, Rachel Street Press, at 773.234.5181 or Katie Ray, New Day Network Wellness Center, at 773.340.2225.

    NAWBO Chicago Ravenswood Business Xchange Group
    Meets the Third Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Lillstreet Loft
    4437 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. $10.00 per person (cash or check payable to NAWBO Chicago). Contact Angi Semler or Joy Stauber.

    NAWBO Chicago North Shore Business Xchange Group
    Meets the First and Third Tuesday of the month from 7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at Bluegrass Cafe
    1636 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park. RSVP to Lynne Galloway at 847.778.7488.



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