Western Springs Business Association
To promote and grow member businesses through community and collaboration.
- Provide leadership as the voice of the business community, advocating for pro-business initiatives and local government affairs.
- Create opportunities for member businesses to grow their business, to connect with the community and to learn from each other by sharing their knowledge and experience.
- Utilize technology to promote Western Springs businesses and to encourage collaboration among members.
- Encourage broader membership involvement with community events.
2017 Gathering on the Green!
The Western Springs Business Association will be holding its 23rd annual Gathering on the Green family event on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Tower Green in downtown Western Springs from 5-10pm.
Gathering on the Green is a signature event in Western Springs and is a fun-filled evening of food, beverages, live music, entertainment, and activities for kids… all located on the Tower Green adjacent to the historic water tower in the downtown section of the village.
There will be numerous fun activities for all age groups, including pony rides, a petting zoo, laser tag, climbing wall, airbrush tattoos, face painting, and bounce houses. The Kidlist team will be there to host an activity area with chalk, bubbles, cars, and ride-on toys. Come hang out with us!
Local food and restaurant booths include BB’s Baby Donuts, Kirschbaums, Tropical Sno, Davanti, Hillgrove Tap, Vie, Salerno’s and Western Springs Fruit Store. Your family can enjoy a taste of Western Springs while relaxing at one of the picnic tables, conveniently located between the kids activities and food vendors. There will even be a beer garden set up with tables and umbrellas this year!
Also highlighted are many of our association’s businesses and local organizations that set up displays, give away promotional items and have demonstrations.
Live entertainment starts at 5pm. The evening line-up includes Frankie Ace and his wonderful comedy magic show, the always popular Trinity Irish Dancers and two fantastic house bands featuring local young musicians from the School of Rock. The closing act is the Bono Bros Band featuring Rob & Jim Bonaccorsi of Freddy Jones Band, Nick Kitsos (Bodeans and Poi Dog Pondering), Fran Banish (Kofi Baker Band, Robin Ford, and Keb Mo), Chris "Hambone" Cameron (Freddy Jones Band and Sonya Dadda) and Tom Albanese of The Willie Hayes Blues Band.
Activity wristbands for kids to participate in unlimited activity venues will be sold at the cost of $10 for kids over 3 years of age and $5 for kid 3 years and younger. All food will be sold for cash; wine and beer will be available for purchase with tickets.
Thank you to our headline sponsors, Combs EyeCare & EyeWear and the Village Veterinary Practice for supporting the Gathering on the Green!
Sign up to volunteer for the event HERE
It's Time to Renew Your Membership!
To make your membership dollars work harder for you, we're changing things up a bit this year. We are now offering a variety of opportunities for your business to gain more visibility so the community can better engage with our member businesses. Sign on as a Headline Sponsor for Gathering on the Green, Fall Fest or Christmas Walk! Or Sponsor a Cool Activity like the Climbing Wall, or the all-new Bags Tourney. Take a look at the sponsorship menu below and choose how you would like to spend your membership dollars.