• Join a Commission

  • Take a Seat at the Table

    We are the primary voice of business in Berwyn, working with local government on issues that improve our city’s business environment. Make a difference – serve on a BDC Commission.

  • Economic Development Commission

    Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:30AM
    The Economic Development Commission engages Berwyn's businesses, facilitates communications and advocates for economic development by providing applicable recommendations to the BDC Board.

    Commercial Loan Commission

    Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00PM
    The Commercial Loan Commission manages the City's and the BDC's commercial loan and microloan programs and increases access to capital for Berwyn businesses. The commission is comprised of members of the commercial loan pool and the BDC Board of Directors. The Commercial Loan pool includes members of Byline Bank, MB Financial Bank, Pan American Bank, Oak Park River Forest Community Bank, Forest Park National Bank and Republic Bank of Chicago.

    Chamber Services Commission

    Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00PM
    The Chamber Services Commission discusses new and ongoing marketing programs and membership services available through the BDC. Those with a particular interest, creative talent or marketing background are encouraged to participate!

    Philanthropic Committee

    Meets as needed
    The Philanthropic Committee is comprised of members of the BDC Board of Directors. This group makes recommendations regarding the BDC's charitable giving efforts in the City of Berwyn.

  • Special Events Commission

    Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM
    The Special Events Commission is a joint commission that includes members of the Roosevelt Road, Cermak Road, Depot District and Route 66 ad hoc commissions. The group coordinates community events that support corridor businesses, improve the quality of life for Berwyn residents and attract visitors from outside of Berwyn.

    Depot Special Events Ad Hoc Commission

    Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:15PM
    The Depot District Special Events Ad Hoc meets to discuss community event planning in the Depot District, including events such as the Mini-Golf Pub Crawl in April, Clean Sweep Garage Sale in June and Oktoberfest in September.

    Route 66 Special Event Ad Hoc Commission

    Meets as needed
    The Route 66 Special Events Ad Hoc meets to discuss event planning for Ogden Avenue, including events such as the Berwyn Route 66 Car Show held annually in August.

    Roosevelt Road Special Events Ad Hoc Commission

    Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM
    The Roosevelt Road Special Events Ad Hoc meets to discuss community event planning on Roosevelt Road, including events such as the Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl held annually in October.

    Cermak Road Special Event Ad Hoc Commission

    Meets as needed
    The Cermak Road Special Events Ad Hoc meets to discuss community event planning on Cermak Road, including the Taste of Main Street held annually in July.