The Westside Business Network

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Economic Vitality is a core part of the WCDC mission
and this means strengthening Westside businesses.

Westside businesses are essential to the success of our community.

The goals of the Westside Business Network (WBN) are to increase visibility and advocacy for our businesses through productive and fun social events. WBN Meet-Ups connect you with local leaders, resources and agencies. WBN Field Trips explore the Westside while bringing visibility to local businesses. WBN events are always friendly and bilingual.

Most importantly, the Westside Business Network helps the WCDC understand the needs and issues our businesses face. By being a part of the WBN, you are creating a more connected community while building a platform for strengthening the Westside.

WBN CALENDAR OF EVENTS

From March through July, it's FREE to participate in the WBN.

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MARCH 26 - WBN MEET-UP with SOFIA RUBALCAVA (6:30 - 8:00p)  

The WBN welcomes our city council representative, Sophia Rubalcava.
Come get to know Ms. Rubalcava and share your experiences as a Westside business with her. 

APRIL 20 - WBN FIELD TRIP to ART CITY (10:00a - 12:00p)

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 studios where you can meet artists, see works-in-progress and enjoy one-of-a-kind creations. Bring a camera - there is no place on earth like this Westside treasure. Check out this Huell Howser video on Art City.

MAY 21 - WBN MEET-UP with CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STAFF (6:30 - 8:00p)

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 challenges and strengths. 

JUNE 22 - WBN FIELD TRIP to G & S BUILDING SUPPLY (10:00a - 12:00p)

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 imaginative use of a tool or piece of hardware.

July 10 - WBN MEET-UP: WHAT IS A CERTIFIED GREEN BUSINESS? (6:30 - 8:00p)  

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 brainstorm ways to publicize and celebrate Westside businesses that become certified. 

 

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Westside Community Development Corporation is committed to facilitating investment in partnerships with our community to improve the quality of life for children, youth, families and seniors on Ventura’s Westside.