Structured B2B Speed Networking
on Chicago's NorthSide

Our Apr 22nd, 2020 event is cancelled

Due to COVID-19, the CDC recommends that "for the next 8 weeks (through May 11th), organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States". Therefore, we are cancelling this event for a full refund.

We have already canceled and refunded all registrations on March 16th. Please allow up to a week for refunds to be applied to your credit card accounts. For questions or help, email

Our next event will be on July 8th in Edgewater. We regret that we cannot transfer registrations to other events because payment processing is handled separately by each host Chamber. We'll notify via our email list and this website when registration is open for that event.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay well!

Business Partners will be hosting our next event at:
Furama Restaurant - 4936 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, 11:30am to 1:30pm

Registration includes: Open Networking - Mini Introductions - Speed Networking - Lunch - Raffle Prizes - Follow-up Contact List*
  • 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
$12 early bird through Feb 9th
$16 regular pricing Feb 10th through Apr 21st, 5pm
$20 at the door on Apr 22nd (subject to availability)

*must be present to receive contact list

About Northside Networking

NorthSide Networking was created to bring expanded business networking to the Northside Chicago neighborhoods of West Ridge, Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Roscoe Village. Events are held 5 times per year and the host rotates between the five 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

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


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Thanks to Northside Networking ... for another stellar speed networking event - Reno Lovison
Read Reno's full review and an example of the power of networking.

2020 Calendar

  • Jan 22 - West Ridge
  • Apr 22 - Uptown
  • Jul 8 - Edgewater
  • Oct 14 - Rogers Park
  • Nov 18 - Roscoe Village
Registration for events will be available one at a time, and found on this website. If you're interested in future events, subscribe to our list to be notified when registration is available for each one.

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!