Structured B2B Speed Networking on Chicago's NorthSide

Our next event is Wed, Jan 23, 2019 (register)

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The Rogers Park Business Alliance will be hosting our next event.

Ethiopian Diamond II
7537 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626 (directions)
Wed, Jan 23, 2019
11:30am to 1:30pm

Registration includes: Open Networking - Mini Introductions - Speed Networking - Lunch - Raffle Prizes - Follow-up Contact List

$12 early bird through Dec 16th
$16 regular pricing Dec 17th through Jan 22nd
$20 at the door on Jan 23rd (subject to availability)

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NOTE: Registrations cannot be transferred or credited to future events. However, refunds will be accommodated if requested prior to noon on January 18th. Send your request to with your name and confirmation number (if possible) and a refund of the amount minus any processing fees will be applied within 1 business week of request. After noon on January 18th, no refunds will be given, even in the event of non attendance.

Event Format

  • 11:30 to 11:45 - Open Networking
  • 11:45 to noon - Mini Introductions & Instructions (each person says their name and company name)
  • noon to 12:50 - Speed Networking (we break into small tables and give elevator pitches around each table, then we switch tables a few more times and do it all again in front of fresh faces)
  • 12:50 to 1 - Raffle & Announcements
  • 1 to 1:30 - Lunch & Open Networking

About Northside Networking

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NorthSide Networking was created to bring expanded business networking to the Northside Chicago neighborhoods of Edgewater, Rogers Park, Uptown and West Ridge. Events are held 4 times per year and the host rotates between the four areas. The success of these events is due to the participation of community businesses and word-of-mouth of past participants sharing within their networks.

Host Organizations

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
Rogers Park Business Alliance
Business Partners: The Chamber for Uptown
West Ridge Chamber of Commerce


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2019 Calendar

  • Jan 23 - Rogers Park
  • Apr 24 - Uptown
  • Jul 17 - Edgewater
  • Oct 30 - West Ridge
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8 Tips for Effective NorthSide Networking

  1. The #1 mistake people make is not having enough business cards. Be sure to bring at least 50 cards!
  2. Be prompt! Arrive at 11:30 am for open networking. We start at 11:45 sharp.
  3. Determine who your strategic partner is and let everyone know during your pitch.
  4. Be generous. Think of networking as "what can I do for you" rather than 'what can you do for me".
  5. Invite a friend or associate. Networking is easier with someone you already know.
  6. Prepare multiple pitches. Changing it up will keep people interested.
  7. Follow up afterward. Connect on LinkedIn and grab a coffee.
  8. Have Fun!