May 2012 Issue 2
Jubilee Edition B ungalow Appreciation Wee k
Celebrate Milestone An niversari e s
Meijer Coming Soon page 6
2012 Special Events C ale n d a r page 13
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President’s Column Berwyn has been creating quite a buzz in the Chicago area, most recently with the new looks on Roosevelt Road and at the corner of Cermak and Harlem with the newly completed Berwyn Gateway Plaza and revitalization of Cermak Plaza. New infrastructure, new and improved buildings and new businesses have been key elements in Berwyn’s growing Jon Fey vitality. Nevertheless, Berwyn SWF Products can also attribute its success to Berwyn Rt 66 Museum its solid economic bedrock filled with many mainstay businesses. This issue is called the Jubilee Edition because it recognizes some of these old friends who are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. These folks truly have given Berwyn its stable character and contributed to our traditional values and economic strength. All of our newest and greatest businesses are supported by these bedrock businesses. Congratulations and thanks to all. Jubilee is not only about the personal celebration of our longstanding businesses but also about our moments of community celebration. As the warm weather breaks through the winter, it means that
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Berwyn’s full-bodied event season is gearing up (see page 13 for a taste). I have always been amazed at the enthusiasm and hard work that the BDC membervolunteers have shown in creating fantastic special events like Oktoberfest, the Route 66 Car Show and the Piper Award Dinner. I want to make mention of one group that has truly gone above and beyond – the Depot District Special Events Committee. They produce seven events from the Monster Mini-Golf Pub Crawl in April through Deck the Depot in December. They meet year-round to plan and create community events that are a great cultural addition to life in Berwyn. Join me in thanking them and all of the BDC volunteers by attending each of these great events. The BDC is also kicking off a membership drive this summer. As a not-for-profit membership organization, our mission states that “Through a shared vision with the community, the BDC is committed to those activities that support and contribute to the economic growth and vitality of our proud City.” Our unique structure makes the BDC a special place where small and large businesses, residents and representatives from the City can meet to exchange ideas, discuss common issues and work together to develop and expand the economic growth of Berwyn. Our members come from all business sectors, including financial, retail, service, corporate, government and healthcare as well as Berwyn residents. And with more economic growth and development on the horizon, isn’t it time that you become a community leader and add to the energy that keeps Berwyn Rising? Yes, it is the best time. Join us today.
CONTENTS May 2012 / Issue 2 / berwyn.net
In This Issue
CELEBRATE MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES
2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
MEIJER OPENING SOON
CELEBRATE BUNGALOW WEEK AND BIKES & BUNGALOWS EVENT
LOCAL RESOURCES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS HOT DEALS Member promotions beginning on page 8 and continuing on pages 9 & 11.
13 2012 SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
10 NEWS FROM PARTNERS IN THE COMMUNITY 12 TIF PROJECT UPDATES 14 GRAND OPENINGS 15 NEW BDC MEMBERS
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Central Federal Savings & Loan 6940 W. Ogden Avenue
Central Federal’s continuous commitment to their neighbors has become the foundation upon which they have built for over 100 years.
Berwyn Firefighters Local 506 PO Box 441 This group of men and women are dedicated to saving lives and property. They participate as volunteers in the community to help promote the City of Berwyn.
James & Williams Jewelers 7020 W. Cermak Road
James & Williams Jewelers has been family-owned since 1962. They are a fullservice jeweler featuring fine jewelry, watches and gift-ware.
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Gina’s Italian Ice 6737 W. Roosevelt Road Gina’s has been a fixture in Berwyn for 35 years. Their loyal customers enjoy the refreshing and delicious Italian ice and ice cream flavors, which are the best in Chicago.
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PHS Locksmiths 6810 W. Roosevelt Road
Turano Baking Company 6501 W. Roosevelt Road Turano Baking Co. is a family-operated, authentic European and artisan baking company specializing in partial and fully-baked hearth breads.
Friendly Tap 6733 W. Roosevelt Road
Sorrentino Tailor Shop 2142 S. Oak Park Avenue Sorrentino is an Italian-trained tailor that alters men’s and women’s apparel. The shop also offers dry cleaning.
Grounds For Appeal 3242 S. Oak Park Avenue An eclectic, contemporary coffeehouse experience–a neighborhood gathering place where coffee is a celebration and quality is a passion.
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o your marketing and advertising budget was the first “nice-to-have” line item that was slashed during these stressed economic times? Fear not because all is not lost! There are plenty of low-cost options that you can explore that will keep your business in the fronts of your customers’ minds. Have you ever heard of the term “guerrilla marketing?” In Spanish, the term “guerrilla” means “little war” and when applied to marketing, it references tactics and interactions that rely on the element of surprise in approaching your customers. Guerrilla marketing is an advertising strategy that focuses on low-cost, unconventional means that rely heavily on creativity instead of cash flow. These marketing strategies target your existing customers who already know you rather than focusing energy on acquiring new ones. The term was first defined by Jay Conrad Levinson in his book Guerrilla Marketing. Levinson stated, “In order to sell a product or a service, a company must establish a relationship with the customer. It must build trust and support. It must understand the customer’s needs, and it must provide a product that delivers the promised benefits.” Instead of money, the primary investments in this small business oriented marketing are time, energy, and
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Join the Party! Become Word of Mouth. BDC puts Membership Drive on the horizon
OGETHER we represent a significant voice, and as a group, we make a positive difference. The BDC membership is comprised of over 300 business, organizational and resident members. As Jon Fey mentioned in the President’s Letter on page 2, the BDC’s mission is to “contribute to the economic growth and vitality of our proud City.” The swell of growth and probusiness climate in Berwyn has been accomplished through a group effort between our business community, residents and the City of Berwyn. In order to support the continued momentum of the BDC’s business-building efforts, the Chamber Services Committee has joined forces with the Latino Business Outreach committee to launch a membership drive. The BDC will host an initial orientation luncheon session that will detail the programs and services offered exclusively to BDC members. The luncheon will also include a presentation by Rhonda Henderson, a small business coach and mentor with SCORE Chicago, on the topic of the triedand-true benefits of face-to-face networking. The seminar will take place on May 31 at 11:30 a.m. at Paisans Pizzeria & Bar. Register for the event at Berwyn.net. The BDC Membership Drive will officially launch on
Thursday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at a Berwyn After Hours event that will be hosted at FitzGerald’s Sidebar with catering from Capri Ristorante. The event will feature an introduction to the BDC through a panel discussion from BDC members as well as an opportunity for networking. The event is open to potential members as well as active members. Business representatives interested in attending should contact the BDC at 708-788-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the event. The BDC Board of Directors and staff look forward to an exciting year and encourage you and your employees to take advantage of the myriad of benefits that we offer. Please attend one of our upcoming business events to learn first-hand how our seminars, networking events, marketing and advertising programs, and public relations can benefit your business. We view membership as a collaborative effort, and we want to know how we can continue to serve you and your colleagues better. Join us.
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purposes are all the same: To make Meijer the best retail organization in the nation. Currently, Meijer is looking for team members for their new store in Berwyn. They have the following positions open: • Grocery Department • Meat Department • Bakery Department • Deli Department • Utility Clerk • General Merchandise Department • Cashier and Service Department • Cake Decorators • Pharmacy Technicians What to expect: 10% Team Member discount * paid training * job diversity * weekly paycheck * flexible schedules * health coverage options * opportunities for promotion. If you are interested please apply online at www.meijer.com. Meijer will be located in Cermak Plaza at the corner of Cermak Road and Harlem Avenue. The store anticipates an opening in mid-August 2012.
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• Print calendars These could be given to each of your clients or left in a store for people to take for free. Print your website address and a little slogan or client testimonial on each month’s picture for exposure every day. • Window decals Get a custom printed window decal on your car with your logo/ website and possibly a slogan. • Holiday greeting cards Wish your customers a happy holiday or birthday. This helps with brand identity, keeps your business in their head and distinguishes you from other businesses they have done business with before. • Use many stamps Get noticed in the pile of junk mail. Send your materials and put 45 – 1 cent stamps on it. Out of the entire junk pile that piece will catch the eye first. • T-shirts Turn customers into walking billboards. Shirts can be given away like a
prize, which is also another great way of gaining word of mouth. • Partnerships/Co-ops Any partnership that benefits two companies is a great idea and a great way at grabbing the attention of customers. This is also a great way of giving your business targeted marketing. • Flyer swaps Stop into other local merchants and make a deal to provide a place for their flyers if they do the same for you. Whether you go for quirky or traditional, marketing will always be an important piece of any business’ success. Business owners that would like to explore a marketing plan with a professional should consider attending FREE counseling sessions with the business professionals at SCORE Chicago. The BDC office is a meeting place along with locations around Chicagoland. To schedule an appointment, visit www.scorechicago.org. See their ad on page 2.
Celebrate Bungalow Appreciation Week Bungalow Appreciation Week is inspiration for Berwyn Bikes & Bungalows event n order to celebrate Berwyn’s beloved bungalows, a state senate resolution has designated the first week of May 2012 as Bungalow Appreciation Week in the State of Illinois. To mark the occasion, the City of Homes organization and the Berwyn Active Transportation BE R W YN Committee have organized the inaugural Berwyn Bikes & BIKES bungalows Bungalows bike ride event to be held Saturday, May 5. The family-friendly event, will begin in Proksa Park and end in the new pocket park at Kenilworth and Windsor Avenues. It will feature a leisurely four-mile bike ride with intermittent stops to discuss the rich history of several bungalows as well as the Berwyn Active Transportation Plan, which aims to improve the city’s walking and biking environment. Post-tour refreshments and entertainment will be available for all tour participants.
Register online at www.cityofhomes.org/events or call the BDC at (708) 788-8100. Space is limited. Berwyn’s bungalow has been honored as “Chicagoland’s Greatest Treasure” by American Bungalow magazine, and
in 2011, This Old House magazine named Berwyn “Best Neighborhood for Bungalows.” To learn more about Berwyn’s Chicago-style bungalows and the Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative’s resources and incentives, visit www.cityofhomes.org.
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17,601 books were checked out for the months of February and March. Teacher promotion of student independent reading and the Prairie Oak incentive program, this year called “Reading with Spirit!”, is having an impact on the success of the Prairie Oak Media Center in promoting student enjoyment of reading. Morton West High School
School District 100 was honored to host Governor Pat Quinn on February 27. Governor Quinn toured the 2nd grade and kindergarten classes at Piper School to observe the district’s use of technology in the classroom. In his press conference to promote 21st Century learning, Governor Quinn stated “The miracle of what’s going on right here at Piper, we need to do everywhere in Illinois.” Board President, James Swicionis, pleased with the Governor’s visit, stated “Technology is essential and it’s nice to have the governor qualify that.” We are grateful to the Governor for showcasing District 100’s accomplishments in bringing 21st Century Learning, specifically our 1:1 initiative, to every student in School District 100. When District 100 opens its doors for the 2012/2013 school year, 100% of students will have 24/7 access to wireless devices. Future District 100 learners are eager to start school. During February’s kindergarten registration, 325 children were enrolled for the 2013 school year. In addition, our yearly preschool screening, held March 21-23, resulted in 160 children screened in areas of hearing, vision and social development skills. Great things are happening in School District 100. Please visit www.bsd100.org for information on our district and to be linked to the individual schools. North Berwyn School District 98
On April 18, the eighth grade students took their annual spring trip to Springfield, Illinois. Departing from Lincoln at 6:45 a.m., the students visited the Lincoln Tomb, the New State Capitol, the Old State Capitol, the WWI, WWII, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. The trip is designed to provide the students with an understanding of the history of Illinois and the function of state government. The Prairie Oak School library reports that 10
Thirty-five seniors at Morton West High School have been named 2012-13 Illinois State Scholars due to their performances in the classroom and on the Prairie State Achievement Examination and/ or ACT or SAT college-entrance exams. The names were announced in December by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission uses a scoring system that takes into account class rank and performance on standardized testing to determine Illinois State Scholars. Morton West's 2012 State Scholars are: Andrea Alanis, Melissa DeHoyos, Casey Erwin, Alexandro Estrada, Iris Figueroa, Jalissa Gomez, Dahlia Gonzalez, Monica Gonzalez, Minh Ho, Peter Hoft, Sunniva Holmlund, Marta Jozefczyk, Corina Kane, Shivam Kapadia, Samantha Lamas, Anthony Lewis, Korynna Lopez, Alejandro Mariscal, Maria Marquez, Edwin Marrero, Nancy Martinez, Hayley Novak, Rebecca Novak, Johanna Olivas, Venetia Poulos, London Rideaux, Evan Rodriguez ,Lenin Sandoval, Sofia Sandoval, Stefani Suarez, Daniel Uphues, Ricardo Veloz, Irene Villalobos, Fabian Villanueva, and Haley Zabawa. Park Districts
Check out the fun this summer! We have Day Camp, soccer leagues, playgrounds & park trails, a children’s activity pool, early childhood programs, adult fitness and art programs. We have online registration for your convenience or you can also see our home page, berwynparks.org, for general info, event updates, and a pdf flipbook version of our current brochure. We have everything for your party rental needs, including our newly renovated Liberty Center, which holds up to 275 people. We also have a 75-person room at Proksa Park, and picnic groves are available for rent at Proksa, Freedom, and Sunshine parks. It’s always fun to pair a picnic rental at Freedom with a pool rental for the kids. Call 708-788-1701 for details.
Be sure to visit our multiple events this summer, like the Carnival of Fun, National Night Out, Back to School Picnic, and Concerts in the Park. North Berwyn Park District would like to congratulate the 2012 candidates for its 11th Annual Best of Berwyn Junior Citizen Recognition Program. These candidates were chosen as the top 8th Grade students in the City of Berwyn by displaying high ethical and moral behavior as well as being well-rounded community volunteers. Students' community service, academic excellence, extracurricular activities and potential for success were all considered in the nomination & judgement process. The 2012 Best of Berwyn candidates are: Anita Abraham, Emily Ahrens, Alexandra Brockman, Monica Cabrera, Catherine Cannon, Samantha Cano, Dominic Carnathan, Emmanuel Castellanos, Olga Coronado, Samuel Daughenbaugh, Anais Diaz, Alyssa Gonzalez, LizaMarie Jimenez-Ojeda, Noel Keen, Brooke Kritikos, Chloe Maietta, Cassandra Marquez, Mayra Orozco, Diana Pantoja, Branson Rideaux, Katherine Rodriguez, Rocio Salazar, Crystal Salinas, Josie Suter, and Sarah Walden. Berwyn Public Library
The Berwyn Public Library is a driving force behind a vibrant and diverse community, and supports our community by providing a welcoming and accessible environment in which all individuals receive professional service and assistance in fulfilling their educational, research, literacy and entertainment needs. • Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults • Interactive programming for all ages • Adult ESL, GED®, Citizenship and Computer classes • Audiobook and EBook downloads • Internet and word-processing computers • Research Databases and Resource Centers And so much more! All provided at no additional cost to you. Take advantage of what your community has to offer -- stop by the library today, visit us online, or sign up at http://eepurl.com/coNq1 for a monthly email with upcoming programs, news & events.
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TIF Project Updates Wing Boss 6625 W. Roosevelt Road
Michael Pace has had a variety of experience in the restaurant industry. Past endeavors include LaBella and the Avenue Ale House both in Oak Park. His most recent project brings him to Berwyn where he will open Wing Boss, a fast food style restaurant specializing in chicken wings and their quick delivery. Mr. Pace is renovating the approximately 1,250 SF space formerly occupied by Gelato Uno into this new restaurant. The TIF scope of work includes, but is not limited to, demolition, interior renovations including framing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and carpentry upgrades needed for the new business.
Blue Penguin Bar & Grill 3250 S. Grove Avenue
In the Depot District, the former Salerno’s building will be getting an upgrade and name change. Onalisa Zeller will be opening Blue Penguin Bar & Grill. The TIF scope of work includes awning and signage. The approximately 4,000 sq. ft. commercial space will be a full service bar and grill featuring pizza and traditional American cuisine with banquet seating on the second floor.
Off the Traxx 3144 S. Oak Park Avenue
With the closing of Cherry Lounge, Eddie Wilkowski saw an opportunity to open another business. Off the Traxx will be Mr. Wilkowski’s second bar establishment as he currently operates Marlins in Lyons. This new business will feature exposed brick and train décor, while offering a limited food menu along with all your favorite drinks. The 970 square foot space will be completely gutted, with the TIF scope of work including a complete interior build-out consisting of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, flooring, ceiling and façade renovation.
Collision Centers of America 6305 W. Ogden Avenue
Collision Centers of America recently purchased property on Ogden between Cuyler Avenue and Highland Avenue. Collision Centers has had incredible growth in the Chicago region in recent years. The location on Ogden is their 24th unit, serving all collision repair needs from minor dents and fender benders to complete frame repair and paint. The TIF committee worked with the applicant to ensure the front façade, of historic value to Route 66, was preserved and repaired.
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Berwyn Development Corporation 2012 Special Events For a full listing of community events visit whyberwyn.com.
Music & Art in the Street Bloom n’ Zoom Mother’s Day Plant & Gift Sale Saturday, 5/12/2012, 8 am-2 pm on 32nd St between Oak Park & Grove Aves in the Depot District
Sunday, 7/22/2012 Noon-7 pm On Grove Ave, between 32nd St & Stanley Ave in the Depot District
Clean Sweep Garage Sale
Saturday, 6/9/2012 8 am-3 pm Municipal Parking Facility 3320 S. Grove Ave
Fiesta Nuestras Raíces
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm 6/5 & 19, 7/17 & 31, 8/7 & 21 Windsor Ave in the Depot District
Friday, 9/14/2012, 6pm-11pm Saturday, 9/15/2012, Noon-11pm Windsor & Stanley Aves in the Depot District BerwynOktoberfest.com
June 30, 2012, Noon-9 pm 16th St & Wesley Ave
Historic Route 66 Car Show
Berwyn Cruise Nites
Saturday, 9/8/2012 10 am-4 pm Ogden Ave, between Oak Park & Ridgeland Aves, berwynrt66.com
Depot District Clean Sweep Garage Sale
Saturday, June 9, 2012 8 am–3 pm Rain or Shine!
Deck the Depot Festival of Lights
Saturday, 12/8/2012, 5pm-9pm On Windsor & Stanley Aves between East & Harlem Aves in the Depot District
Berwyn’s Historic Depot District Music & Art in the Street Join us for this Depot District event featuring local Berwyn businesses and talent including live bands, food, vendors and artists.
Come to Sell! Come to Shop!
One person’s junk is another’s treasure.
July 22, 2012 Noon-7pm
$25 will reserve your space in the Municipal Parking Facility*
On Grove Ave between Stanley Ave & 32nd St & Stanley Ave between Grove & Kenilworth Aves
Visit www.berwyn.net/whats-new for more information Or call 708-788-8100
Municipal Parking Facility 3320 S. Grove Avenue, Berwyn *Please be aware there is a height restriction on floors 3 & 4 of 7 feet so plan accordingly.
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Grand Openings Capri Ristorante • 6611 W Roosevelt Rd Grand Opening Ceremony • 2/23/12
22 • 6910 W Cermak Rd
Grand Opening Ceremony • 2/24/12
Chipotle Mexican Grill • 7140 W Cermak Rd Grand Opening Ceremony • 2/28/12
Verizon Wireless • 7160 W Cermak Rd Grand Opening Ceremony • 3/23/12
Play N Trade • 7170 W Cermak Rd
Grand Opening Ceremony • 3/30/12
Five Guys • 7124 W Cermak Rd Open to the Public • 4/23/12
La Z de Oro • 6241 W Cermak Rd
Grand Opening Ceremony • 3/7/12
Looking for properties that are for lease or sale? Visit berwyn.net and click on “Property Search” at the top of the page for the most recent available properties. You can also scan the QR code which will take you directly to the search page. If you have questions about any of the listed properties, call Kurtis Pozsgay at 708-788-8100. 14
Welcome New Members February–April 2012
Fifth Third Bank
Lou’s Pizza & Beef
34th Street Dental Care
Make It Personal Gift Shop
Jessica Calek & Dan Streeting 6910 W. Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.334.9167 22berwyn.com Design Studio & Gallery Anthony Brucci 6411 W. 34th Street Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.484.6576 34thstreetdentalcare.com Dentists & Dental Labs
Bern Realty LLC
Drew B. Krisco 420 Clinton Place River Forest, IL 60305 Tel: 708.771.7600 bernrealtyllc.com Real Estate Services
Mike Leftawi 6512 1/2 W. Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.717.8450 Retail-General Merchandise
Ricardo Alvarez 7112 W. Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.788.4700 53.com Financial Institution
Lou Palermo 6333 B W. Ogden Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.749.1111 Louspizzaandbeef.com Restaurants
Mario Frutos 6920 W. Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 708.288.9279 frutosupholstery.com Upholstery
Jane Marie Balek 3246 Oak Park Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.715.6105 Retail-Gifts Cards & Party
La Española Tapas Bar
Curtis Pettyjohn 2422 Wesley Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.637.4590 pettyjohnbodytherapy.com Massage Therapy
Ricardo Zurita 6543 W. Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.788.7400 laespanolatapasbar.com Restaurants
Pettyjohn Body Therapy
Pulse Dance Studio
Angela Willis & Dae Lim 6800 W. Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.317.5233 Dance Studios
Sana & Saba Medical Center Mohamid Thaseen 3245 S. Grove Ste. 107 Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.484.7110 Medical Office
Sorrentino Tailor Shop
Pat Sorrentino 2142 S. Oak Park Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.795.7055 sorrentinotailors.com Dry Cleaners & Alterations
Los Chiles Cantina
Ricardo Zurita 6535 W. Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 Tel: 708.788.7500 loschilescantina.com Restaurants
Berwyn Kia Presents
We’re here for all your banquet and catering needs!
Tuesdays in Berwyn’s Depot District along the Metra Tracks at Windsor & Grove Avenues From 6:00pm - 9:00pm June 5
6226 W. Ogden Ave. • Berwyn • 708-484-5325
June 19 July 17 July 31 August 7 August 21
Trophies for the best and coolest cars & motorcycles!
Enjoy Food, Fun & Classic Vehicles Berwyn’s Historic
Special Events Committee
For more information, visit www.berwyn.net or call 708-788-8100
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