Membership Value

Berwyn Magazine

A quarterly magazine is mailed to all Berwyn households and businesses. A Spanish edition is also mailed to Spanish-preferred households and distributed to high traffic locations around Berwyn. Display advertising and coupons are reserved for members only.

The "Why Berwyn?" campaign promotes Berwyn's assets as evidenced through a wide variety of transportation choices, equitable and affordable housing options, short commutes to major job centers, and an enhanced sense of community through easily accessible and walkable amenities like parks, schools, churches, and business districts. As such, Berwyn is positioned as a top-choice destination for move-up and first-time homebuyers. The website has a business directory of all Berwyn businesses with BDC members receiving enhanced listings.

Weekly e-blast & Constant Contact

E-blasts are sent out weekly to over 2,000 subscribers. New members are also announced weekly in the e-blast. Content is reserved for members only. BDC members can receive special discounts from Constant Contact® on their own email marketing.

Social Media

The BDC uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to spread news about local events, media spotlights and other resources.

Buy Berwyn

The BDC launched Berwyn's shop local campaign, Buy Berwyn, to build awareness regarding the benefits of shopping local and to encourage support for the local business community.

Hot Deals

Members can list their promotions online as well as in print through Berwyn Magazine.

Educational Seminars & Workshops

The BDC offers education based on membership needs, including topics such as advertising, social media, and networking.

Member Yellow Pages

Members receive a free, exclusive business listing with logo and link in our online yellow pages.

Berwyn After Hours and Grand Openings

The BDC organizes networking opportunities for the BDC community, civic officials, and residents.

Open Flag Program

The purpose of the program is to increase the visibility of each business and to unify the appearance of the Depot District.

Banner Program

The BDC Banner program is an opportunity to market your business while supporting the visual unification of our commercial corridors.

Small Business Resources

The BDC aims to be your one stop shop for business resources. If we cannot provide a service directly, we try to provide our businesses with a referral to a source that can.

Download a membership application here.

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