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 whizba@westernspringsbusiness.com with any questions

Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, November 25th, residents are encouraged to #shopsmall on Small Business Saturday! At WSBA, we know how important it is to bring more holiday shopping to our local business community. Many businesses in town will be offering specials that day and all weekend long! Visit our social media for a list of promotions and participating businesses. 

Purchasing Whiz-Bucks from the WSBA is also a great way to support our local businesses. When you purchase Whiz-Bucks in $10.00 increments we know that 100% of that money is going back to our community. Whiz-Bucks make great gifts for teachers, bosses, friends, neighbors, everyone! 

Buy them now at the Western Springs Village Hall! If you are a business and want more information on accepting Whiz-Bucks, please contact Melissa at whizba@westernspringsbusiness.com.

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