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Jerry Hernandez’s Reason for Bringing “Lavergne’s” to Berwyn

One of Chicago’s most interesting and true-to-the-core nicknames is the “City of Neighborhoods.” The City of Neighborhoods Project highlights the assets of some of Chicago’s neighborhoods and nearby suburbs. Read their full arsenal of Berwyn interviews here! Jerry Hernandez Owner, Lavergne’s Tavern “We opened up in June. The whole reason [for opening] is we come from a restaurant background. Imore »

Aaron Mitchell Talks Berwyn’s The Outta Space (City of Neighborhoods Project)

One of Chicago’s most interesting and true-to-the-core nicknames is the “City of Neighborhoods.” The City of Neighborhoods Project highlights the assets of some of Chicago’s neighborhoods and nearby suburbs. Read their full arsenal of Berwyn interviews here! Aaron Mitchell, Owner, The Outta Space “The Outta Space started as a concept of a collaborative effort of doing pop-up shows, which was film,more »

Berwynner featured on Chicago Mag’s “Why They Marched”

On Saturday, January 21, nearly 250,000 people participated in the Chicago Women’s March. Many from the Chicagoland area were in attendance, including Berwyn resident Naomi Martinez. Chicago Magazine spoke with a handful of women about why they marched (READ FULL ARTICLE HERE). Naomi Martinez 39, artist, Berwyn Photo courtesy of Chicago Magazine; taken by Martin Xavi Macias “I’m marching to createmore »

New Entrepreneurship Center Bolsters Berwyn’s Small Business Community

Berwyn Tech Entrepreneurship Center Offers Workspace, Expertise and Encouragement We’ve all participated in the annual tradition of setting resolutions that challenge ourselves personally – to become more physically fit, save money or take up a hobby. Most successful entrepreneurs also agree that it’s good business to develop resolutions for your company as these goals are the foundation to clearing amore »

RAISING CANE’S MAKES CHICAGOLAND DEBUT

Raising Cane’s, the popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – put the finishing touches on its first Chicagoland restaurant in anticipation of its grand opening; a ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the Village of North Riverside, the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on January 31. Themore »

Morton College Hosting 15-Day Germany Program

Morton College will host a 15-day Germany program, which will take place May 28 through June 11. The college is offering a complete art survey course, Humanities 150: Survey of the Arts, in Berlin. Students interested in registering for the course should speak to their advisor. There is also a non-credit option for residents who only want to take advantage ofmore »

TACOS Y SALSA TAKES HOME BERWYN’S BEST SOUP TITLE FOR ITS CALDO DE CAMARON (SHRIMP SOUP)

The Berwyn Development Corporation’s (BDC) Berwyn’s Best competition began in mid-January and was fixed on finding the best local soup. Tacos Y Salsa (6346 W 26th St; facebook.com/tacosysalsa) walked home a winner with its Caldo de Camaron. This soup is made with a tomato base, cabbage, carrots, medium shrimp, celery, onions, garlic and secret family spices. The bowl is garnishedmore »

VESECKY’S BAKERY HONORED BY PEERS WITH BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD

George W. Ashby Award Recognizes a Berwyn Main-Stay Vesecky’s Bakery, 6634 W Cermak Road, will be recognized as the recipient of the annual George W. Ashby Award for Business Excellence at a cocktail party on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The event will celebrate the recipients of both the 32nd Annual Charles E. Piper Award and the Ashby Award and willmore »

BDC TO HONOR JOHN ARANZA WITH THE 32ND ANNUAL CHARLES E. PIPER AWARD

Piper Award Highlights Individuals Contributing to Economic Vitality in Berwyn The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) will honor John Aranza with the 32nd Annual Charles E. Piper Award at a cocktail party on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The event will celebrate the recipients of both the Piper Award and the 7th Annual George W. Ashby Award and will feature small bitesmore »

Berwyn Expects Continued Business Growth in 2017

*Article courtesy of Aimee Barrows at Suburban Life. Original article here.   Business is expected to grow in Berwyn this year, after a very positive 2016 that saw the largest increase in building permits in 25 years. The city and Berwyn Development Corporation are working to bring new restaurants and retailers to town, while several businesses that began construction lastmore »