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  • Upcoming Events

    • Accessory Dwelling Unit Workshop

      June 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

      Are you a homeowner that would like to add another living space to your home? Whether you might need a second income, or space for an aging parent or an adult child, adding an Accessory Dwelling U...

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    • WBN Field Trip to G & S Building Supplies

      June 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Who makes those beautiful gavels for city council?  ~ G & S Building Supply! The WBN's next adventure explores this westside institution. Find out fun facts about one of Ventura's oldest busine...

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    • WBN Meet-Up: What is a Certified Green Business?

      July 10, 2019 at 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

      The WBN comes together to learn about becoming a certified Green Business. What are the benefits? What's the process? We will learn from city staff about the California Green Business Network and b...

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Featured News

  • WCDC Launches Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program

    The WCDC is excited to launch the Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program starting Monday, March 25th. Our new ambassador is Angela Carradine– learn more about her below. You will find her circulating Ventura Avenue to assist residents and businesses with... Read More
  • First Mixer of the Westside Business Network

    What an awesome bunch of entrepreneurs at our first-ever business mixer!  ~ Que tremendo grupo de comerciantes en nuestra noche de conexiones de negocios! Read More

Westside Stories

  • Jennifer Greene and her Changemaker Project

    I am a Changemaker. Although labels are not my favorite, this one I accept readily. Last July, a beautiful human I knew passed away. His name was Paul Herzog. I took my grief for my beautiful friend & channeled it to what he would love most…an... Read More