Fall Festival 2023

We had a great Fall Fest this year! A huge thank you to our Headline Sponsors, Domino’s PizzaStandring Financial and McNeily & Company.

Shoutout to our Beer Tent sponsored by Trish Orndorff Real Estate !


Maze sponsored by Springdale Eye Care

Petting Zoo sponsored by Western Spring’s Foundation for Educational Excellence (WSFEE)

Hayrides sponsored by The Community Bank of Western Springs

Balloon Artist sponsored by Comprehensive Family Dentistry of WS

Face painting sponsored by Petty & Dragstrem

Entertainment Line-Up:

Shoutout to our band sponsors: Independence-4-SeniorsPeterson & Associates InsuranceHeartland BankTiffany Matela, and Archie Vetter who will help us rock the night away!

4:00 – 4:45pm – Mattix Music Studio
5:15 – 6:30pm – DJ Felicia (DJ Maximus’ better half)
7:00 – 9:00pm – The Pigs

What is WSBA?

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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.


Mike McNeily, President – McNeily & Company

Annie Tandy, Vice President – Kidlist

Rick Bastyr, Treasurer – FNBC Bank & Trust Company

Katie Mattix, Secretary – Mattix Music Studio

Lauren Goodwin, Immediate Past President – Colonial Barber Shoppe

Craig Mawdsley – Clarity Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

Eddie Sugarman – Theatre of Western Springs

Tony Budzikowski – Village of Western Springs

Mark Ptacek – Heartland Bank & Trust

Keith Chapman – Chap Public Relations

Coya Smith – Re/Max Properties

Ellen Welter – Clarity Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

Jeff Dulla – United Home Loans

Andrew Ariens – Standring Financial

Katie Stetz – Village Club of Western Springs

Amanda Sutter – Executive Director

Melissa Larson – Communications Director


The WSBA is 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 Pop-A-Shot. Take a look at the sponsorship menu below and choose how you would like to spend your membership dollars. WSBA’s mission is to promote and grow member businesses through community and collaboration. As a WSBA member, you can easily collaborate with other members (almost 100 strong!), support our beautiful Western Springs community, and gain visibility for your business.

Your base membership gives you invitations to our networking and learning events, a digital presence through the WSBA website, eNewsletter, Instagram, Facebook page, and access to a large variety of terrific visibility and sponsorship opportunities. Whether your business is the Gathering on the Green Headline Sponsor or the Featured Business in our WSBA e-Blast, we want to get you noticed!

Email Melissa at with any questions

Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, November 24th we encourage you to #shopsmall on Small Business Saturday and bring more holiday shopping to our local businesses.

Many businesses in town are offering specials today and all weekend long.  Check out the list below!


Stop in for $5 mimosas or Bloody Mary’s for brunch.  Kids eat free with purchase of adult entree. (limited one child per adult). 1/2 price bottles of wine (all weekend long)

Village True Value Hardware

Buy one get one free can of paint

Treadfit Western Springs

15% off all regularly priced packages

Initially Ewe

25% off your entire purchase

Daydream Coffee Company

20% off your order with the code WEBUP

Plop Star

Buy 4 six-packs get 2 free – Plus Free Shipping

The Uptown Shop

25% off all Redbalifrog