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
Connect more NAWBO members in more City and suburban neighborhoods
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MEMBER BENEFITS?
Opportunities to increase business
Increased marketing opportunities
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 Linda McCabe, Chair of Business Xchange at 847-419-9300.
The months of May and June in 2013 are the Business Xchange Groups' "Visitor Days". Non-Members are invited to attend a BXG and see what they're all about. Each BXG's "Visitor Day" is highlighted in blue below.
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, 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. at Glen Elllyn 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.
Visitor Day - June 21, 2013
NAWBO Chicago Lakeview Business Xchange Group
Meets on the Third Friday of the month, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Wishbone Restaurant
3300 N. Lincoln, Chicago. Contact Jessica Merino, Ameriprise Financial, at 312.589.5553.
NAWBO Chicago Ravenswood Business Xchange Group
Meets the Second Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Lillstreet Art Center
4437 N. Ravenswood, 2nd Floor, Chicago. $10.00 per person (cash). Contact Angi Semler or Joy Stauber.
Visitor Day - June 13, 2013
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.