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Archive for May, 2018

North Berwyn Park District’s Best of Berwyn Finalists Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A BDC philanthropic grant was awarded to the three finalists of  the North Berwyn Park District’s 2018 Best of Berwyn Junior Citizen Recognition Program. The program recognizes the top 8th grade students in the City of Berwyn. Nominated by educators, community leaders and elected officials, the students are individually interviewed and go through a judging process that narrows the candidatesmore »

Buddy Bear Car Wash Opens Eighth Chicagoland Location in Berwyn

Buddy Bear Car Wash (6201 W Ogden Ave) aims to provide first class personalized customer service and a state of the art car wash. The business also offers brand gasoline and a convenience store onsite. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on May 16, 2018. Growing up, ownermore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: John Adolf of Adolf Berwyn Funeral Home

Meet John Adolf of Adolf Berwyn Funeral Home (2921 S Harlem Ave, Berwyn), est. 1959 Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL Current residence: Burr Ridge, IL All About John: The eldest of seven children, I grew up with five sisters and one brother. We grew up in a 3 bedroom ranch style home and my parents eventually added a second floor additionmore »

Cruise Nites Brings Cars Aplenty to Berwyn’s Depot District

WHAT: Berwyn’s Cruise Nites sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar WHEN: June 5, June 19, July 17, August 7 & August 21 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm WHERE: Windsor & Grove Avenues in Berwyn’s Depot District WHY: Berwyn’s Cruise Nites, sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar, attract everyone from families to car enthusiasts. Tuesday nights don’t have to be a tiredmore »

Walton Contractors, LLC Opens Shop in Berwyn’s Depot District

Berwyn’s Depot District recently gained a new business at the corner of Oak Park Ave and Stanley Ave. Walton Contractors, LLC’s (3200 S Oak Park Ave) mission is to be the best general contractor as measured by their performance and customer satisfaction. With over 25 years of experience, Walton is fully insured, bonded and licensed to operate in Illinois. Themore »

Lincoln Middle School Choir uses philanthropic grant for America Sings! Music Festival

The Lincoln Middle School Choir was awarded a philanthropic grant from the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) to help fund their choir trip to the America Sings! Music Festival in Washington, DC. Lincoln Middle School Choir Director Beverly Tarbox said, “We are extremely grateful to the Berwyn Development Corporation for helping us provide this amazing opportunity to our students. Thank you!”more »

Berwyn Resident Pens Children’s Book about Bravery and Confidence

What you give is what you get. Berwyn resident and author Arielle Turover Cohen’s true bliss is building a more confident and brave population of children. Her first children’s book, I Am Brave and Unafraid, was recently published this past April; it’s packaged in an easy-to-read format with vibrant illustrations designed to excite children and engage them in reading. Accordingmore »

Panera Bread Celebrates Opening on Berwyn’s Cermak Road

Panera Bread champions the belief that “food you can feel good about can bring out the best in all of us.” The bakery-café is known nationwide for their bakery items, specialty drinks, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. A ribbon cutting was held in conjunction with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on April 25. For overmore »