• 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 4th 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 BMO Harris Bank, Byline Bank, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, Forest Park National Bank & Trust, MB Financial Bank, Pan American 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 that align meaningfully with the BDC’s mission to benefit the City of Berwyn.

    Women in Business Group

    Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:00PM
    The BDC’s Women in Business Group is founded on the belief that we are better together than alone. The group is Berwyn’s first and only forum for women in all levels of business. Expect lively discussion on issues that are important to personal and professional growth. Connect with other local professionals on a deeper level, learn new best practices and build comradery with other women conquering the same challenges in their businesses and careers.

  • 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.