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Membership

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 and 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 Kristen at whizba@westernspringsbusiness.com with any questions

Updated 2019 Membership info coming soon….

2020 Scholarship

The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) scholarship was created to encourage and reward local students who also work in our member’s businesses. The mission of the WSBA is to promote and grow member businesses through community and collaboration. We are looking for deserving students who provide leadership in the community.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) scholarship will be awarded to a student or students with outstanding character, integrity and commitment to the local community. Eligibility is limited to individuals who have been employed by a WSBA member. Applicants may apply for the scholarship annually but are limited to one scholarship award during their educational career. Other criteria will include community service, employment history, and educational performance.

Application Process:

1. Provide a letter of application to be shared with the selection committee that includes the following:

  • a. Include your name, address, city/state/zip, phone number, and email address.
  • b. List the name of the WSBA business you work(ed) for, the work dates, and your direct supervisor.
  • c. Include a letter of reference from the business owner.
  • d. The college you plan to attend and the area of study.
  • e. Describe your future educational plans and goals.
  • f. Write a short essay about your job experience, what you learned, and how you plan to use that experience to further your education.
  • g. Provide a list of community services you have performed.
  • h. Include an unofficial transcript from your current high school (can be printed from on-line).

2. All application material must be received by March 20, 2020. A PDF application package may be emailed directly to: whizba@westernspringsbusiness.com. A hard copy of the application package may be mailed to:

WSBA Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 172
Western Springs, IL 60558

Please note that the scholarship funds are to be used for tuition only and will be sent directly to the educational institution of choice. Should the student not complete the semester for which the funds are to be used, or choose not to attend the institution, the funds must be returned to the WSBA.

Business Updates – We are Open!

Now more than ever we need to support our local businesses! Buy gift cards to use at a later date, order delivery or pick-up, go online and leave a positive review on their page (LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, Yelp), like and share their business pages and posts on social media. Let’s help our local businesses during this tough time. Below please find a list of the most up-to-date business information;

Restaurants

BB’s Baby Donuts – Pick-up window, curbside pick-up, or delivery with full menu available. BB’s will also be offering free delivery to Western Springs, Lagrange, LaGrange Highlands, Countryside, and Hinsdale. They just ask that the delivery orders be a minimum of $14.00. BB’s will also provide deliveries to other areas with a nominal fee! – www.bbbabydonuts.com

Casey’s Market Casey’s is now taking pre-orders over the phone with four hours advance notice. They will be closed on Wednesdays until further notice.  Updated Hours: Monday & Tuesday (9am – 4pm), CLOSED WEDNESDAY, Thursday & Friday (9am – 4pm), Saturday (8am – 4pm) and Sunday (10am – 4pm) **Please bring your own bags** www.caseysmarketonline.com  

Davanti Enoteca – Pick-up and curb side service available.  Davanti will also have wine and beer for sale to keep spirits high. www.davantienoteca.com

Daydream Coffee Company – Daydream is offering 10% off every online order indefinitely. Extended free delivery radius to 7 miles to accommodate more folks who are staying in – www.daydream.coffee

Fruit Store – Regular hours of Mon – Friday (6:30am – 6pm), Saturday (6:30am – 5:30pm) and Sunday (10am – 4pm). Regular walk-in service at this time – www.hinsdalefruitstore.com

Great American Bagel – Open for carry out and curbside delivery – www.greatamericanbagel.com

Guac ‘N Tacos – Curbside pickup orders, Uber eats, Grub Hub and gift cards are available. Updated Hours are from 11am – 7:00pm – www.guacntacos.com

Hash Stacks – Now open for dinner! Hours are 7am – 9pm for carry out and delivery.  Breakfast latte and a scone delivered to your door!  Call (708) 505-3118 to place an order or message them on facebook for delivery and carry out details.

Hillgrove Tap – Pick-up and curb side service available. Hillgrove Tap will also have wine and beer for sale to keep spirits high – www.hillgrovetap.com

Honey Bee Cafe – Open for take-out and delivery with updated hours from 9:00 – 5:00pm. Delivery can be done through Uber Eats and DoorDash – call 708-246-6222

Kirschbaum’s Bakery – Regular hours of 7am – 6pm (Monday – Friday) 7am – 5:30pm (Saturday) – Regular walk-in service at this time – www.kirschbaumsbakery.com

Lou Malnati’s Pizza – Available for delivery and curb-side pickup – www.loumalnatis.com/western-springs

Oberweis – Order in-store and carry-out. Order via DoorDash for curb side pickup or delivery. Utilize their home delivery service and order groceries to be delivered right to your front door. Enjoy the convenience of home delivery with a selection of over 200 quality dairy and grocery products (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and DESSERT) – www.oberweis.com

Salernos Pizzeria & R. Bar – Carry-out available and delivery coming soon! Visit www.salernopizza.com for their family care package specials and updates on delivery in Western Springs. (Free delivery for orders over $30.00 when you order directly from them)

Smallcakes – Cupcakes are available for take out or curbside pickup. Call ahead and order for pickup! You can also find Smallcakes on Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grub Hub for delivery – www.smallcakeswesternsprings.com

Tropical Sno – Tropical Sno is monitoring the situation and will be pushing its opening day back to April 17th for the season. If the situation becomes better before than we will evaluate if opening earlier will be an option. As a precaution, we are currently working on the development of an iPhone and Android app that will allow customers to place online orders from their phones and purchase electronic gift cards. We will post more information on our Facebook page when the app is available. For private event bookings, we will be allowing customers a full deposit refund if their event is effected by any gathering restrictions. If you are interested in booking a private event this summer please reach out on our website: www.TropicalSnoChicagoland.com

Vie – Vie is closed for dine-in and takeout service through April 7th.
Gift Card Promotion – For every $100 gift card you purchase, you’ll receive a $20 bonus. The promotion is available online at toasttab.com/vie-virant/giftcards. (The bonus $20 will be added to your card’s value after your purchase. You won’t see it when you buy your e-gift card, but it will be there.) Call Vie at 708.246.2082 with 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!

Solstice

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

 

 

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