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  • Upcoming Events

    • WBN Field Trip to Art City

      April 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Sculptor and WBN member, Manny Cisneros, will take us on a tour of the amazing Art City. Founded in 1983, Art City features a gallery, a sculpture garden and a labyrinth of outdoor sculpture studio...

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    • WBN Meet-Up with the City Economic Development Department

      May 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

      TALK SHOP AND POLICY WITH CITY STAFF - At this WBN Meet-Up, we will get to know the Economic Development staff at the city of Ventura and they will get to know your business as well as its challeng...

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    • WBN Field Trip to G & S Building Supplies

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

      The WBN explores G & S Building Supply - a westside institution. Find out fun facts about one of Ventura's oldest businesses, tour the grounds and win the contest for inventing the most imagina...

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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