The Crain’s media magnaph has a storable presence in Chicago’s business news arena, but the newswire isn’t the only newsy place in town. Luckily, the City of Chicago provides an array of free or low cost seminars to help you and your staff keep your finger on the pulse. One of the best ones is the Business Media Association, a coalition of local businesses. If you are looking for a networking and socializing solution, the BMA is your man. They will have a plethora of social and business related events on their calendar this year. Aside from networking and socializing, the BMA offers business solutions ranging from licenses and permits, to insurance and legal matters.