• 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.

    Philanthropic Commission

    Meets as needed
    The Philanthropic Commission reviews applications into the philanthropic grant program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the BDC's charitable giving efforts in the City of Berwyn.

  • Marketing & Special Events Commission

    Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:00AM
    The Marketing & Special Events Commission considers collective marketing opportunities and coordinates community special events that promote the City of Berwyn, its commercial districts and businesses; improve the quality of life for Berwyn residents and attract visitors from outside of Berwyn. This group helps to manage events such as the Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl, Clean Sweep Garage Sale, Cruise Nites, Groovin' on Grove, Taste of Cermak Road and Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl.

    Depot District Special Event Ad Hoc Commission

    Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:15PM
    The Depot District Special Event Ad Hoc Commission meets to discuss event planning for its 2-day Oktoberfest.

    Route 66 Special Event Ad Hoc Commission

    Meets as needed
    The Route 66 Special Events Ad Hoc meets to discuss event planning for the Berwyn Route 66 Car Show.