• Networking & Connections

  • We make business connections

  • We’re the movers and the shakers in the Berwyn business world. It’s our job to connect BDC members to each other and to the resources they need to help their businesses thrive and make our community a better place. We recognize that our members sometimes need help making connections with each other, and we are here to help make that happen.

  • Special Interest Groups

    The BDC offers special interest group meetings in order to connect our members to each other and to the resources they need to be successful. Participation in special interest groups is available to members at Tiers 2 and up.

    Food & Beverage Industry Group 

    Currently, the BDC hosts a Food & Beverage Industry Group in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association. Restaurant, bar and food operators meet to discuss changes, challenges and opportunities in the hospitality industry.

    Women's Business Group 

    The Women's Network is Berwyn's forum for women in all levels of business. Attendees connect with other local professionals, learn new best practices and build comradery with other women conquering the same challenges you face in your business and career. The group currently meets on the first Tuesdays of the month from 1:00PM — 2:00PM. Check the calendar for the next meeting.

  • Berwyn After Hours Networking Events

    Berwyn After Hours (BAHs) are networking events held exclusively for members at BDC member venues. Starting at Tier 3, BDC members can either host or sponsor events, which affords sponsors the opportunity to introduce their venue, products and promotions. The BDC also partners with other organizations including the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce, Riverside Chamber of Commerce and West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry in order to expand the reach of our local network in the region.

  • Social Media Communities

    Starting at Tier 2 and up, BDC members are invited into exclusive, private member communities on Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Business Referrals

    Starting at Tier 2, BDC members enjoy exclusive inclusion on our online business directory as well as referrals from the BDC team. As we are often approached by consumers to help connect them to the products and services they need, our members always stay top-of-mind.

  • Peer-to-Peer Advisory Groups

    Peer-to-Peer advisory groups are available to BDC members starting at Tier 4 and up. This is a mastermind group of owners and managers that meet to share best practices and challenges. This group is currently under development in the Chamber Services Commission.

  • Berwyn Business Roundtable

    Berwyn Business Roundtables are available to members starting at Tier 4 and up. This group is currently under development in Chamber Services Commission. This group intends to meet quarterly to discuss issue-based topics with top influencers.