• 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 

    Meets semi-annually in the first and fourth quarters of the year
    Currently, the BDC hosts a Food & Beverage Industry Group in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association. Restaurant, bar and food operators from the western suburbs meet to discuss changes, challenges and opportunities in the hospitality industry. Check the calendar for the next meeting.

    Women in Business Group 

    Meets on the third Tuesdays from Noon — 1:00PM
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    The BDC’s Women in Business Group is founded on the belief that we are better together than alone. The Women in Business Group is Berwyn’s first and only forum for women in all levels of business. Expect lively discussion on issues that are important to your growth. Connect with other local professionals on a deeper level, learn new best practices and build comradery with other women conquering the same challenges you face in your business and career. We encourage you to brown bag your lunch. Bring a colleague! 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. Check the calendar for the next meeting.

  • 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.