• Business Awards


  • 2024 George W. Ashby Award Recipient

    Award for Business Excellence

  • The George W. Ashby Award for Business Excellence is a local honor named after one of Berwyn’s distinguished early architects. 

    This award celebrates Berwyn's "Business of the Year" and its exceptional business enterprise. Mr. Ashby was responsible for the design of every grade school in Berwyn as well as J. Sterling Morton High School. 

    The award is given annually to one Berwyn-based business that presents a professional and favorable image to Berwyn, provides quality goods or services, maintains a visually appealing space, and practices high-quality customer service to its patrons.

    We are pleased to announce BMO as the winner! They have supported Berwyn businesses and residents sense they opened their doors in Berwyn. They were honored at the Berwyn Development Corporation Annual Meeting at FitzGerald’s on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

  • Past Winners Past Winners

    2009 Olive or Twist Restaurant & Martini Bar

    2010 James & Williams Jewelers 

    2011 Paisans Pizzeria & Bar

    2012 Autre Monde Café & Spirits

    2013 World’s Largest Laundromat 

    2014 Big Guys Sausage Stand 

    2016 Vesecky’s Bakery 

    2017 Culver’s 

    2018 The James Joyce Irish Pub 

    2019 MacNeal Hospital 

    2020 Dan's Bike Shop

    2021 Berwyn’s Violets Flower Shop

    2023 W3Body A Women's Gym

    2024 BMO


  • 2024 Charles E. Piper AWARD RECIPIENT


  • The Charles E. Piper Award is awarded annually to those individuals selected for recognition of their business achievements and/or their contribution to the economic vitality of the city of Berwyn. 

    This award celebrates Berwyn's "Business Person of the Year" and their exceptional contribution of time, talent, and treasures to the betterment of Berwyn. 

    We are pleased to announce Mario Manfredini as the 2024 winner! Mario, a devoted family man, was born and raised in the vibrant city of Berwyn. He proudly serves his hometown as a firehouse chief and is very active on many boards throughout the Berwyn community.

    Mario was honored at the BDC Annual Meeting held at FitzGerald’s on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

  • Past Winners Past Winners

    1984   Frank R. Kasper
    1985   Robert L. Anderson, Jr.
    1986   Renato Turano
    1987   James W. Reilly
    1988   Paul Dinolfo
    1989   Thomas G. Shaughnessy
    1990   Jack R. Kubik
    1991   Vlasta Sneberger
    1992   Edward A. Karasek

    1993   Kenneth E. Cechura
    1994   Joseph J. Pav
    1995   George Lykouretzos
    1996   Richard Romani
    1997   William J. Hlavacek, Sr.
    1998   Roger C. Forcash
    1999   Lawrence D. Bell
    2000   Stanley D. Loula
    2001   Robert Jacklin, Sr.

    2002   Jon Fey
    2003   Randy Womack
    2004   Alba Lovero
    2005   Tom Benson
    2006   Dorothy Chiero
    2007   William Hlavacek, Jr.
    2008   Scott Lennon
    2009   Michelle Bednarz

    2010   Aimee Sordelli
    2011   Robert J. Lovero
    2012   Marlene Comella
    2013   Jousef Mondragon
    2015   Nora Laureto
    2016   John Aranza
    2017   Edward Garcia
    2018   Ann Mackin
    2019  Sandra Figatner, Donna Greenwald and Lynn White
    2021   Peggy Rose Kwiatek

    2023 Pete Fejzuloski

    2024 Mario Manfredini