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ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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The BDC is a public-private partnership with the City of Berwyn that provides chamber services and economic development to all segments of the Berwyn community. The BDC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization that serves business and individual members. The BDC focuses its efforts on those activities that will improve the overall climate for local businesses and residents, in addition to encouraging the development of new commercial venues and employment opportunities. The BDC continually strives to develop new programs, services and special events that promote Berwyn businesses and the community.

REPORT CONTENT 2018 Timeline

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Strategic Plan

10-11

Letters/Board/Commissions/Staff

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Grand Openings

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BDC Financials/Budget

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Marketing/Special Events

13-15

Annual Statistics

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Small Business Education/Groups

16

TIF Success Story

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Berwyn.net Additions

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Property Development

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Redevelopment Projects

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JANUARY • BDC 2017 Annual Meeting

FEBRUARY • Grand opening celebration of Caputo & Popovic P.C. • Pump Up Your Exposure: Facebook Bootcamp for Beginners & Intermediate Users Seminar • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting

APRIL

MARCH Grand opening celebration of Diaz Case Law P.C. Grand opening celebration of Czech Plaza Restaurant SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session Women in Business Monthly Meeting

• Grand opening celebration of Walton Contractors LLC • Grand opening celebration of Buddy Bear Car Wash • Grand opening celebration of 1890 Café • So You Think You Want to Host an Event? Seminar • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting • Strategic Planning Meeting between the BDC and Berwyn City Council • Berwyn was highlighted in Chicago Magazine’s Field Guide

JUNE • Hiring of new Executive Director, David Hulseberg • Grand opening celebration of The Berwyn Bottega Co. • Grand opening celebration of Transformational Leadership Experience Inc. • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting • Kickoff of the Why Berwyn Marketing Campaign throughout the Chicagoland area • Rollout of the Berwyn Banner30Program inches throughout Berwyn’s business corridors PROGRAM GUIDELINES

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visitors, residents and businesses for an entire year. Purchas people to your business, show Berwyn pride, support the bu investment. Businesses located in the City of Berwyn are inv Banner sales open and are scheduled to be installe

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• Grand opening celebration of Panera Bread • Getting to the Top of Mt. Google Seminar • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session BERWYN BANNER PROGRAM SALES • Women2018 in Business Monthly Meeting The City of Berwyn Pole Banner Program is a • Depot District Mini GolfStreet Pub Crawl: commercial corridors. One low price includes all production, Over 600 Attendees (BDC) handles the purchase and proofing process as well as

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2018 TIME LINE

30 inches

• Company name is printed on bottom of the banner in

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single-color font.

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JULY • Grand opening celebration of Capri Ristorante Due • Grand opening celebration of El Nuevo Vallarta Sports Bar and Grill • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting

SEPTEMBER • Hiring of new Division Director of Economic Development & Planning Services Brett Michaelson • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting • Berwyn’s Oktoberfest presented by Loyola Medicine | MacNeal Hospital (over 15K attendees)

NOVEMBER • Grand opening celebration of Grill Stop • Grand opening celebration of Tony’s Fresh Market • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting • Produced and rolled out the new Berwyn Magazine (16 to 24 pages) • Created an Available Properties Listing on Berwyn.net

AFTER HOUR EVENTS MARCH

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• Promotion of Erika Corona-Owens to Division Director of Chamber Services • Hiring of New Project Manager, Communications & Design Amanda Villarreal • Food and Beverage Roundtable Seminar • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting • City of Berwyn at Northalsted Market Days

• Berwyn’s Cruise Nites sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar in the Depot District (over 100 attendees) • The WeatherTech Berwyn Route 66 Car Show Sponsored by City Barbeque (over 20K attendees)

OCT OBER • TIF Open House • Is Your Business Ready for the Holiday Season? Seminar • SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session • Women in Business Monthly Meeting • The City of Berwyn adopted a new 4-year contract with the BDC • Added TIF and contract info to Berwyn.net

DECEMBER • • • •

Ribbon Cutting of Berwyn Dental Connection Grand opening celebration of Xfinity SCORE: Free Business Counseling Session Rolled out a 5 series/5 week shop local video campaign • Reviewed ECON incentive programs and received feedback from City Council

Berwyn Above and Beyond

JUNE

Berwyn After Hours at Republic Bank of Chicago

DECEMBER

BDC Holiday After Hours

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LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LETTER FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT

As the Executive Director of the Berwyn Development Corporation, I would like to welcome you to our Annual Report. Within the report you will find valuable information on how the Berwyn Development Corporation has contributed to economic development in the City of Berwyn. Throughout 2018, the BDC focused its goals on transparency, improved communication, community engagement, business attraction, and increased business retention and expansion. In our efforts to increase community engagement, the BDC continued its rich history of hosting community events. During 2018, the BDC hosted 6 events serving our local residents and introducing Berwyn to more than 40,000 visitors. The BDC also continued to raise Berwyn’s profile in the region through our highly successful “Why Berwyn?” marketing campaign. This campaign reaches more than 1 million people annually. In 2019, look out for our “Berwynners.” The Berwyn Development Corporation also continues to attract new businesses to the community. In 2018, we responded to more than 136 Requests-for-Information. We also welcomed a host of new businesses to the community, which we celebrated through 14 ribbon cutting ceremonies. These included the grand openings of Panera Bread, Buddy Bear Car Wash, and Tony’s Fresh Market. In direct service for and recognition of our BDC members, the Berwyn Development Corporation hosted 27 seminars and educational events, more than 10 community events, and marketed Berwyn at 14 conferences and trade shows. The BDC continued to assist our business champions to expand and succeed. The BDC revamped and expanded our business funding mechanisms, improving our Commercial Loan and Microloan programs. The BDC also introduced the Finish Line Grant and Pay as You Go programs, which will be rolled out in our TIF districts in 2019. We are happy that 2018 brought so many exciting new developments to Berwyn. The BDC has continued to aid the business community by providing information, support, and financing options. We look forward to more projects coming to fruition in 2019.

Another exciting year in economic development has unfolded in the City of Berwyn. The Berwyn Development Corporation’s work this year has continued to promote a healthy business environment in our City. I am thrilled by the progress made in 2018, and I am honored to have served as the Board President. 2018 saw a number of dynamic changes for the Berwyn Development Corporation, including the hiring of our new Executive Director David Hulseberg. Under Mr. Hulseberg’s leadership, the BDC was able to develop a strategic plan, as well as adopt a new 4-year contract with the City of Berwyn. Both of these crucial documents provide the BDC the ability to identify and accomplish well-defined deliverables for our community. As we charge forward into 2019, we are excited to increase our business community outreach with the addition of a few new programs. On a monthly basis, the BDC will host Business Corridor Meetings which will give business owners from that specific corridor the opportunity to learn about upcoming programs, receive economic development updates, and have open dialogue with fellow business members. We will also launch our monthly Nonprofit Roundtable Meetings open to schools, community organizations, and nonprofits that serve the Berwyn community. These roundtable meetings are intended to bring organizations together to collaborate and work to better serve the Berwyn community at large. The Berwyn Development Corporation took part in many exciting projects over the last year. The BDC prides itself on the partnerships that we have built and continue to build with our stakeholders. Our work could not be made possible without the continued support of the City of Berwyn and our current administration. I look forward to all the exciting development and engagement that the BDC has planned in 2019, here in our #HandcraftedCommunity. Sincerely, Andy Sotiropoulos

Sincerely, David Hulseberg

BDC STAFF

Sande Brennan Special Events Coordinator Erika Corona-Owens Division Director of Chamber Services

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Anthony Belcaster Vice President

Nora Laureto Treasurer

Gilbert Peña

Brian Carney

Sandra Dita Lopez

not pictured

Dorothy Chiero

Mario Manfredini

Diane Salemi

Mary E. Cleary

Richard "Jousef" Mondragon Vice President

Andy Sotiropoulos President

Anthony Nowak

Christine Tully Aranza

Jeffrey Janda Melissa Kowalski Secretary

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Brendan O'Connor

Jamie Revell

not pictured

2018 BDC COMMISSIONS: • Economic Development Commission • Commercial Loan Commission • Philanthropic Committee • Oktoberfest Event Ad Hoc Commission • Berwyn Rt 66 Car Show Ad Hoc Commission • Marketing and Special Events Commission • Women in Business Ad Hoc Group

Bob Hodgetts Accountant Dave Hulseberg Executive Director Brett Michaelson Division Director of Economic Development & Planning Services Judy Saraceno-Swenson Program Assistant, Chamber Services Megan Strama Administrative Assistant Amanda Villarreal Project Manager, Communications & Design

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2018 BDC Financials/Budget BERWYN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Bank Accounts, Escrows and Restricted Accounts As of 12/31/18

$129,309 $200,000 $100,000 $92,000 $499,638

$83,519

TOTAL

$18,000

$1,895,544

$773,078

BUDGETED ITEMS SOURCE OF FUNDS

Operations

$55,668

Membership Interest Income

Reimbursable Expenses

$90,000

$33,500

$127,043

Events/Programs

Professional Fees

$281,500

$48,000 Loan Expenses

$122,050

TOTAL

$1,276,543

Loan Administration

$86,000 City of Berwyn Contract

$692,000

Payroll/Benefits

$727,500

TOTAL

$1,276,468

BDC Marketing & Promotions

$98,000 Events/Program Expenses

$191,750

Statements from the Auditor: “The Berwyn Development Corporation’s 2017 independent audit was conducted by Evenhouse & Co., P.C., and was provided to the Berwyn Development Corporation on May 24, 2018.” “In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Berwyn Development Corporation as of December 31, 2017, and the changes in net assets and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.” BERWYN.NET

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ANNUAL STATISTICS 2018

Berwyn By The Numbers Information provided by Median Household Income: United States Census Bureau

Community Characteristics Median Age Percent High School Graduate Percent Bachelor’s Degree Median Home Value Poverty Rate Mean Travel Time to Work

Hispanic or Latino

14,793

National Average

34.5 79.20% 22.10% $179,800 12.80% 32.6 Minutes

37.7 88.60% 33.40% $179,700 13.50% 28.7 Minutes

37.8 87.30% 34.40% $193,500 14.60% 26.4 Minutes

4000 3500

Year Median Household Income Percent Increase 3000 2010 $48,710 2500 2011 $50,361 3.39% 2000 2012 $51,192 1.65% 1500 2013 $54,113 5.71% 1000 2014 $54,392 0.52% 2015 $57,355 5.45% 500 2016 $59,574 3.87% 0 2017 $59,801 0.38%

Median Household Income $61,000 $59,000 $57,000 $55,000

White

$53,000

3,235

$51,000

Black or African American

$49,000

1,823

$47,000

Asian

Illinois

Income Distribution

Population: 56,367 35,928

Berwyn

$45,000

Community Characteristics Berwyn Median Age Percent High School Graduate Percent Bachelor's Degree Median Home Value Poverty Rate Mean Travel Time to Work 2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

524 Two or More Races

42 American Indian or Alaska Native

22 Other

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Median Household Income

$59,801

Illinois

34.5 79.20% 22.10% $179,800 12.80% 32.6 Minutes 2015

37.7 88.60% 33.40% $179,700 13.50% 28.7 Minutes 2016

National Average 37.8 87.30% Median 34.40% Home$193,500 Value 14.60% 26.4 Minutes

$179,800

2017

Year

Median Household Income

Percent Increase

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

$48,710 $50,361 $51,192 $54,113 $54,392 $57,355 $59,574 $59,801

3.39% 1.65% 5.71% 0.52% 5.45% 3.87% 0.38% BERWYN.NET


May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18 Nov-18 Dec-18 Information provided by

3.3% 4.5% 4.3% 4.0% 3.9% 4.2% 3.7% 3.9%

Non-Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Month

Berwyn

Oct-17

5.0%

Nov-17

4.9%

Dec-17

5.3%

Jan-18

6.4%

Feb-18

6.0%

5.0%

Mar-18

4.7%

4.0%

Apr-18

3.7%

3.0%

May-18

3.3%

2.0%

Jun-18

4.5%

Jul-18

4.3%

Aug-18

4.0%

Sep-18

3.9%

Oct-18

4.2%

Unemployment: Illinois Department of Employment Security

Berwyn Unemployment 7.0%

6.0%

1.0% 0.0%

ANNUAL COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT AND SALES TAX Annual Commercial Investment

$17 M BERWYN.NET

2017 Sales Tax QUARTERS 1-3

$23 M

2018 Sales Tax QUARTERS 1-3

$24 M

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BDC CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF BERWYN Below is a report detailing the Berwyn Development Corporation’s progress on economic development initiatives from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Pursuant to the agreement between the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation, the following is an update on progress of core services to be supplied by the Berwyn Development Corporation to the City of Berwyn. Business Attraction: Pursuant to Section A (i-ii and iv), the Berwyn Development Corporation provided information to 136 business prospects seeking to locate in the City of Berwyn with information regarding: • Land • Labor Force • Infrastructure • Buildings • Housing • Other Relevant Information • Demographics • Education Pursuant to Section A (iii), The Berwyn Development Corporation worked with the Illinois Film Office in their client’s search for a prospective restaurant filming location. Pursuant to Section A (v), The BDC engaged in the following business attraction services on behalf of the City of Berwyn:

a. The BDC reviewed the City’s existing economic development incentive programs and made the following recommendations to be adopted and launched in 2019: 1. The Finish Line Grant Program – A matching grant for the rehabilitation of existing properties in Berwyn’s TIF districts. The program is a sliding scale based on investment total and availability of funds. More information is available on the BDC website. 2. Pay As You Go Incentive Program

Berwyn's Harlem/Cermak TIF Identified as a Success Story

Berwyn Gateway Plaza Phase III The third and final phase of Berwyn Gateway Plaza has been completed and showcases the revitalization of the commercial block on the north side of Cermak Road between Wisconsin Ave and Wenonah Ave. With an additional 9,650 sf of retail space to the City’s marketplace, Phase III welcomes Panera Bread and Comcast Xfinity’s new concept store. With its completion in 2018, Phase III will add new tax revenue and create jobs at this increasingly popular intersection in town.

As Published by the 2018 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association

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BDC CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF BERWYN b. The BDC established relationships in the real estate community by meeting with real estate professionals and participated in community events (trade shows) as time and resources permitted. BDC staff attended 19 events, including the following: 1. Kiwanis 2. Conservation Foundation 3. Market Days 4. ELY Chicago 5. ILCMA 6. ITIA 7. REIA Events 8. ICSC Navy Pier Chicago 9. Chicago BisNow National Retail Summit: Midwest 10. RTA 2018 Planning Workshop 11. ICSC Real Estate Forum and P3 Conference 12. IEDA Annual Conference 13. Women in Business d. In partnership with the City of Berwyn, the BDC launched the City’s Development Services Team Meetings. The DST Meetings are an effort to streamline the development process and allow developers to engage with all applicable City services in one setting. The BDC hosted the following DST meetings in 2018: 1. Harlem and 35th/Beef Shack 2. Cermak and Oak Park/Blood Plasma Center e. The BDC established a Strategic Plan in partnership with the City of Berwyn.

(See next page for Strategic Plan)

NINE30TEN PROPERTY

The BDC has taken ownership of the property at 6710 W Cermak Ave! This 3,500 sf space is well equipped as is for a bar establishment and has the potential to add a full kitchen and outdoor seating area in the rear. Located in the heart of Berwyn’s Cermak Road Corridor, this site sees an average daily count of approximatly 28,000 vehicles in addition to consistent pedestrian traffic. The asking price for this property is $305,000.

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OPENING OF TONY’S FRESH MARKET

Tony’s Fresh Market opened a new location in the iconic Cermak Plaza and is quickly on its way to becoming a staple in the Berwyn community. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on November 28, 2018. The new and improved Berwyn location found its home in Cermak Plaza, Berwyn’s shopping powerhouse.

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STRATEGIC PLAN The Berwyn Development Corporation met in May of 2018 for a strategic planning session with the City of Berwyn. Based on the status of economic development initiatives in the community, the City and the BDC identified Immediate, Short-Term, Mid-Term, and Long-Term initiatives.

r IMMEDIATE 0-3 Months

O Permits and business licensing “touches” O Annual and outreach report reviews with Aldermen O New 4-year contract with the City of Berwyn

IMMEDIATE (0-3 MONTHS)

GOALS MET 1. The BDC met with the City to streamline permitting and business licensing. The BDC utilizes information from the City to conduct economic development “touches” for new businesses receiving a license, as well as existing businesses that have been issued for renovations. Since implementation in Q4, the BDC ensures all businesses receive at least one “touch” from Economic Development or Chamber Services. 2. The BDC met with Aldermen to review the Annual Report and determine our outreach report. 3. The BDC developed and signed a new 4-year contract to deliver services to the City of Berwyn.

SHORT-TERM (3-6 MONTHS)

GOALS MET 1. The BDC reviewed the Roosevelt and Depot TIF Districts to determine a high need for extension. 2. The BDC met with Aldermen to develop TIF budgets and project priorities. 3. City Council approved the BDC’s recommended TIF extension.

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s SHORT-TERM 3-6 Months

O Roosevelt and Depot TIF extension review O Review TIF budget and priorities with Aldermen O TIF extension approval by City Council BERWYN.NET


l MID-TERM 6-12 Months

MID-TERM (6-12 MONTHS)

GOALS MET

O Business retention visit list

1. The BDC compiled a list of business owners for business retention visits.

T LONG-TERM (12+ MONTHS) 1. The BDC established a business outreach and retention strategy using Synchronist forms. The BDC will anonymously pool the data and use it for effectively targeting community resources.

LONG-TERM 12+ Months

Establish outreach and retention strategy to target resources

Pursuant to Section B ( i – iv) Business Retention and Expansion (i – iii) The BDC reached out to over 120 businesses in the community through onsite visits or over the phone outreach. (iv) The BDC developed a business outreach and retention strategy to gather information from the business community. a. The BDC assisted businesses by providing economic, demographic, commercial real estate, and other related data. b. The BDC updated and maintained census, commercial vacancy rate, and sales tax data. c. The BDC has scheduled monthly business corridor roundtables to engage business members from within each business district. d. The BDC continued tracking businesses receiving a business license in order to make a first “touch” and welcome the business to the community. BERWYN.NET

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2018 Grand Openings In 2018, the BDC welcomed 14 businesses to Berwyn with a coordinated grand opening with the City of Berwyn.

Caputo & Popovic P.C. 6843 W Stanley Ave

DiazCase Law P.C. 7100 W 16th St

Walton Contractors, LLC 3200 S Oak Park Ave, Ste E

Buddy Bear Car Wash 6201 W Ogden Ave

The Berwyn Bottega Co. Transformational 6714 W Cermak Rd Leadership Experience Inc. (TLE) 3100 S Oak Park Ave, Ste 2W

Grill Stop 6623 W Roosevelt Rd

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Czech Plaza Restaurant 7016 W Cermak Rd

1890 Café 7135 W Windsor Ave

Capri Ristorante Due 6822 W Windsor Ave

Tony’s Fresh Market 7111 W Cermak Rd

Panera Bread 7050 W Cermak Rd

El Nuevo Vallarta Sports Bar and Grill 6801 W Cermak Rd

Xfinity 7040 W Cermak Rd BERWYN.NET


Pursuant to Section D ( i and v): Marketing Berwyn’s Business Community: The BDC strives to promote the Berwyn business community through various programs such as: • Social media marketing • Developing digital campaigns • Publishing 4 annual publications • Coordinating the Berwyn business street pole banners

2018

Marketing Program ? WhyBerwyn.com 117,627 page views PAGE VIEWS BY THE NUMBERS

38% Chicago 14% Berwyn 55,800 New Users

f 13,053 followers +2,892 since 2017

c 2,336 followers

48% Other

4 ANNUAL PUBLICATIONS with over 19K copies distributed

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Estimado residente de Berwyn… nuestro boletín comunitario ya esta en Español Quédese en contacto con su comunidad Si quisiera recibir este boletín (GRATIS) en su idioma, por favor de llamar al BDC y preguntar por Erika al 708-788-8100 o sobre e-mail a: erikao@berwyn.net

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Estimado residente de Berwyn… nuestro boletín comunitario ya esta en Español Quédese en contacto con su comunidad Si quisiera recibir este boletín (GRATIS) en su idioma, por favor de llamar al BDC y preguntar por Erika al 708-788-8100 o sobre e-mail a: erikao@berwyn.net

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Estimado residente de Berwyn… nuestro boletín comunitario ya esta en Español Quédese en contacto con su comunidad Si quisiera recibir este boletín (GRATIS) en su idioma, por favor de llamar al BDC y preguntar por Erika al 708-788-8100 o sobre e-mail a: erikao@berwyn.net

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and businesses for an entire year. Purchasing your own banner is a great way to enhance our corridors, bring siness, show Berwyn pride, support the business-building efforts of the BDC and provide a great return on your esses located in the City of Berwyn are invited to participate. BDC Member and volume discounts are available. pen and are scheduled to be installed by early June.

30 inches

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me is printed on bottom of the banner in nt. will correspond to the respective corridor where e installed. Staff will provide location maps. ine: Cermak Road, Harlem Avenue, Ogden Avenue, d and the Depot District. Additional poles on 16th d Ridgeland Ave.

BDC Member and volume discounts are available.

• Banner measurements are indicated in the illustration above. • Banner construction is of rip-stop double vinyl print. • Price includes banner, hardware, installation and maintenance for

a minimum of 12-months.

UP 30% FROM 2015

cated in the City of Berwyn can participate.

• The BDC cannot guarantee banner placement but will make best

efforts. Banners will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment reserves your space.

ORDER 3 OR MORE BANNERS AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT ON YOUR ORDER.

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by signing below, I have agreed to the program and art guidelines as stated above. I understand that the banner text submitted on is subject to minor alterations. I understand that fees paid will cover banner production and sponsorship for a term of one derstand that the BDC reserves the right to limit the quantity and placement of banners.

____________________________ Printed Name: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

Payment must be included at time of application. Poles will not be reserved until payment is received. Register and pay online at Berwyn.net or return form with payment to: Berwyn Development Corporation 3322 S. Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402. Questions? Call 708.788.8100.

Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl Over 600 attendees

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Depot District Clean Sweep Garage Sale Over 100 vendors

Taste of Cermak Road Presented by Mayor Robert J. Lovero

The WeatherTech® Berwyn Rt 66 Car Show Sponsored by City Barbeque

Over 20,000 attendees

Berwyn’s Oktoberfest Presented by Loyola Medicine | MacNeal Hospital

Over 15,000 attendees

Cruise Nites Sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar

Over 100 attendees

Over 300 attendees

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2018 Integrated Marketing Campaign The BDC leads the City of Berwyn’s Integrated Marketing Campaign. In 2018, the marketing campaign received recognition in notable publications.

THE 2018 CAMPAIGN INCLUDED    

Chicagoland Area Billboards CTA Platform Posters Social Media Rollouts WhyBerwyn.com Blog Posts

Brendan O’Connor, Big Guys Sausage Stand

The 2018 campaign focused on storytelling under the “Nothing Like A Suburb” tagline and reflects Berwyn’s core values and assets—our individuality and genuine community. Photographer: Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory f@weourstory

#NothingLikeASuburb #WhyBerwyn #FullOfCharacter #HandcraftedCommunity

Artist Naomi Martinez, Monstrochika

BERWYN  IN THE NEWS FIELD GUIDE TO BERWYN Chicago Magazine OTHER FEATURES • “Where to Live Near Chicago, Besides the City” on neighborhoods.com • “Neighborhood’s 5 Walkable Chicagoland Suburbs” on neighborhoods.com • Spread in the July edition of Chicago Realtor Magazine • Affirmative Community Marketing in the Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit by Chicago Metropolitan

Agency for Planning (CMAP), Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Metropolitan Planning Council and DePaul Institute for Housing Studies Also featured in: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Windy City Times, Chicago Agent Magazine, Real Estate BisNow, Crain’s Chicago Business, Time Out Chicago, USA Today, WGN radio, WBEZ radio, WCIU TV, CBS2Chicago and more. BERWYN.NET

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Annually, the BDC develops business trainings and development opportunities for the local business community:

Small Business Education 

Is Your Business Ready for the Holiday Shopping Season?

          2018 Business After Hours & Special Interest Groups TIF Open House Informational Meetings

Pump Up Your Exposure: Facebook Bootcamp for Beginners & Intermediate Users Getting to the Top of Mt. Google

SCORE: Free Business Counseling Sessions

Membership 101: Your Business Investment & Competitive Edge

So You Think You Want to Host an Event?

Berwyn Food & Beverage Roundtable

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Berwyn Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

Monthly Women in Business Meeting

Annual BDC Holiday After Hours

Business After Hours at Republic Bank of Chicago

2018 BDC Annual Meeting

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Additional Information on Berwyn.net

O City Contract O Strategic Plan

O TIF Information

O Available Properties Listing

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Redevelopment Projects in Partnership with the City of Berwyn

COMPLETED IN 2018

PANERA BREAD Berwyn Gateway Plaza 7050 W Cermak Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 April 25, 2018

BUDDY BEAR CAR WASH 6201 W Ogden Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 May 16, 2018

ZEIGLER PRE-OWNED OF CHICAGO 6539 W Ogden Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 July 15, 2018

TONY’S FRESH MARKET Cermak Plaza 7111 W Cermak Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 November 28, 2018

XFINITY Berwyn Gateway Plaza 7040 W Cermak Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 December 13, 2018

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REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

SLICE FACTORY

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The lot at the southeast corner of Ogden Ave and Harlem Ave is now under new ownership and slated for redevelopment! The site will be home to a brand new 7-Eleven, complete with a gas station and an additional standalone building that is best suited for retail or restaurant use.

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Slice Factory is set to move to the former McDonald’s location on Ogden Ave. The long vacant 3,100 sf site at 6900 W Ogden Ave received a much-needed face lift. Complete with a ‘Slice-Thru’—a 24-hour drive-thru—this new and improved location will also be home to Slice Factory’s corporate headquarters, creating additional jobs for the community.

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The new site will contain 28 new units while maintaining the building’s façade in compliance with state historic preservation standards. The new apartments will offer affordable, quality and maintenance-free housing to our Berwyn seniors. The redevelopment is a welcome addition to the Depot District, while diversifying the City’s housing stock and improving the character of Oak Park Avenue.

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2018

TOP 10

BDC ACCOMPLISHMENTS           20

New BDC organizational structure, new staff, and promotions for existing staff Development of BDC Strategic Plan and adoption of a new 4-year contract with the City of Berwyn, including defined deliverables WhyBerwyn Campaign recognized in Chicagoland publications (Chicago Magazine Field Guide & Chicago Realtor Magazine) Revision of Commercial Loan and Microloan Program manual and guidelines Launch of the Available Properties Map on the BDC website Recognition of the Harlem TIF as a “TIF Success Story,” placing Berwyn on the map Launch of the new Berwyn Magazine “Advertorial” format Completion of Berwyn Gateway Plaza Phase III Opening of Tony’s Fresh Market 322 members at the end of the year (8% increase from 2017)

2019 TOP 10 THINGS TO FOCUS ON FOR THE BDC  BERWYN.NET


2019

TOP 10

BDC PRIME FOCAL POINTS           BERWYN.NET

Launch of Business Corridor Roundtables and Business Retention Visit Campaign Monthly Economic Development update in E-Blast Expand business education seminars and marketing opportunities for the business community Launch of the Finish Line Grant Program and Pay As You Go TIF Incentive Program Roosevelt and Depot TIF District Extensions Rollout of digital storytelling promoting Berwyn’s diversity, community, entertainment and more Release of the new WhyBerwyn.com website and 2019 Marketing Campaign Develop a Retail and Commercial Marketing Strategy for the City Identified as the Third Party for the Cook County No Cash Bid Program Identified as the Preferred Partner for the Cook County Land Bank

2018 TOP 10 BDC ACCOMPLISHMENTS  21


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