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Recognition Awards: 34th Piper and 9th Ashby Award Recipients

The Berwyn Development Corporation Honors Ann Mackin and The James Joyce Irish Pub with Recognition Awards Our greatest asset has always been the dedication of our exceptional people. Maintaining a vibrant community has a lot of moving pieces, and the Piper and Ashby recognition awards highlight just some of the pieces that complete the Berwyn puzzle. Annually we honor those who have made amore »

Spooky Halloween in Berwyn for the Whole Family!

The most spook-tacular time of the year is upon us! Stumped on how the family can celebrate? Your ultimate guide for a scary good family-friendly Berwyn Halloween is HERE! So gather the family and celebrate Halloween in Berwyn! Don’t forget—Berwyn’s official trick-or-treating hours are from 4:00pm to 6:30pm on October 31. Help our little Berwynners stay safe this Halloween and check out thismore »

Handcrafted Community + Full of Character = Kara Kesselring

MEET KARA KESSELRING. SHE’S #FULLOFCHARACTER. Photo by Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory Who is Kara? I was born and raised in Southeast Iowa on a family farm.  I started performing when I was little and graduated with a music degree from the University of Iowa.  I immediately moved to Chicago and started freelance gigging.  My husband and I lived in Wickermore »

Solutions For Care Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the Solutions For Care Senior Summerfest. Solutions For Care organized the inaugural Senior Summerfest along with local organizations and businesses that serve Berwyn’s older adults. Senior Summerfest is a month-long celebration for active older adults, featuring a collection of events that take place at several locations throughout Berwyn. The goalmore »

Handcrafted Community + Full of Character = Brendan O’Connor, Big Guys Sausage Stand.

MEET BRENDAN O’CONNOR. HE’S #FULLOFCHARACTER. Photo by Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory Who is Brendan? Brendan O’Connor is the enamored husband of Kelly Diaz and lucky dad of three charming girls. We live happily in North Berwyn, only a few blocks from my childhood home and a little more than a stone’s throw from my restaurant, Big Guys Sausage Stand, andmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Alexandria Srbinovski of V Bar

Meet Alexandria Srbinovski of V Bar (2717 S Ridgeland Ave), est. 2015 Hometown: Berwyn, IL Current Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Alexandria: I grew up in Berwyn and am very close to my parents and 2 younger sisters. I speak Macedonian fluently. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communications and Marketing. In my free time I love to cook, gomore »

Pup-Friendly Spots in Berwyn

Whether you’re running errands or want to have a fun day on the town, why not have your furry best friend by your side?! Here is your ultimate guide to pup-friendly places around beautiful Berwyn. 🙂 When you treat yourself, treat your pup! Your very good dog deserves a very good treat! Furry friends are sure to get a deliciousmore »

West Suburban Special Recreation Association Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) Lekotek Therapeutic Toy Lending Library. The Lekotek Toy Lending program provides play materials that will enhance and encourage positive play experiences for children with disabilities and their siblings. The grant will help fund the addition of new highly specialized, adapted toys for themore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Quinessa “Q” Solomon of Always on Q

Meet Quinessa “Q” Solomon, Cabi Rep and Local Fashionista behind Always on Q Hometown: Chicago, IL Current Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Q: I was born Quinessa T. Solomon, but once you know me, you’ll just call me “Q.” I’m a mother of two—a 10-year-old daughter, Kaydence and an 8-month-old son, Kadé.  My lifetime partner and my children’s father, Kris, andmore »

Berwyn Free Library Initiative is in full swing!

The Berwyn Free Library Initiative was organized with the purpose of increasing access to books and literacy programs in Berwyn. Since April, Lead Organizer of the initiative Robert Pabon and crew have been working tirelessly to increase literacy throughout Berwyn by organizing a book drive and installing Berwyn’s first free libraries in the 5th ward. Their goal is to installmore »