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Northwest Side Business Networking Reception

January 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Kick off your business goals, join us for our quarterly member mixer to build business connections, learn about business resources, professional development opportunities to build, launch and grow your business. RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Featuring guest speaker Tracy Baim, publisher at the Chicago Reader

This networking series is a joint collaboration spearheaded by Pulaski Elston Business Association, North River Commission, Six Corners Association, Polish American Chamber of Commerce, Wintrust Mayfair Branch and 2112 and is supported by the Reader.


  • 6 – 6:30 PM Welcome Remarks
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM Chamber Intros
  • 6:45 – 7 PM 1 min elevator pitch intros
  • 7 – 7:30 PM Tips and Tricks: Working with Community Media presented by Tracy Baim, publisher Chicago Reader
  • 7:30 PM – 8 PM Networking reception to follow


About Tracy Baim:

Tracy Baim is the publisher of the Chicago Reader newspaper and past publisher and managing editor of Chicago’s oldest and only LGBTQ newspaper, Windy City Times—which she cofounded in 1985. She is majority owner and board president. WCT also produces OUT! LGBTQ Travel Guide and online content thru www.windycitymediagroup.com, youtube and social media.

Baim received the 2013 Chicago Headline Club Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, she was inducted into the National LGBT Journalists Association Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was inducted alongside her late mother Joy Darrow into the Association of Women Journalists-Chicago inaugural women’s journalism hall of fame. She has won numerous gay community and journalism honors, including the Community Media Workshop’s Studs Terkel Award in 2005 and several Peter Lisagor journalism awards.

2112 events are supported by Sling Studio, Shure, and AYRE Productions

Event attendees grant 2112 Inc. and its designees permission to utilize their image or likeness in connection with any live stream or recorded transmission or reproduction of the event, INCLUDING THE PROMOTION THEREOF, IN ALL MEDIA, WORLDWIDE AND IN PERPETUITY.


RSVP below or here.


Albany Park Chamber of Commerce
North River Commission