Who has Chosen Berwyn (Testimonials)

Walgreen's Logo

"Our experience with the relocation of our business (at Cermak Plaza Shopping Center), getting our business license and working with the City has been a positive one. It has been a great working relationship."

Marty Young, Regional Manager, Walgreens

MacNeal Hospital Logo

"I think that Berwyn is a perfect location not only because Berwyn is diverse but also because it is so centrally located to other communities. It is a perfect place to open a business. Berwyn's demographics over the past ten to fifteen years have changed – we’re seeing a younger population and more Latino customers. For MacNeal, this change is an emerging opportunity."

Esther Corpuz, Business Development & Physician Relations Director, MacNeal Hospital

Buona Beef Logo

"We started our business in Berwyn in 1981 in a single Italian beef stand, and now it has grown regionally to twelve full-service restaurants. About a decade ago, we developed our catering operation through a low interest loan through the BDC. That loan acted as equity to our primary mortgage holder, and it allowed us to renovate a 30,000 square foot building. Most recently, we completed a renovation of our flagship Berwyn restaurant through a TIF grant from the BDC... We feel a sense of attachment to this community, and we feel comfortable doing business in Berwyn."

Carlo Buonavolanto, Owner, Buona Beef


Turano Logo

"The Berwyn Development Corporation is a great resource and helps us give back to the community that has helped us grow from a small neighborhood bakery in the 1960's to where we are today. The BDC provides us with a firsthand account of all the exciting things happening in our community. They have assisted us with new developments and projects through governmental relations, TIF-funding, or just a hand in reaching out to neighboring businesses. The BDC represents all those in Berwyn who are dedicated to our city and helps us celebrate and promote its diversity!"

Anthony Turano, Owner, Turano Baking Company

Jimmy John's Logo

"The BDC guided me through the complicated process without a hitch. Without their help I don’t think the project would have come to fruition."

Jeff Fort/J.S. Fort Group, Jimmy John's restaurant franchisee


“We’re excited to be opening a new Culver’s in Berwyn, made possible by the wonderful assistance provided by the City of Berwyn and the BDC. Working together, they helped us identify a site, assemble the land, and get through the logistical issues we faced in property acquisition. We’re truly grateful for all their hard work. Throughout the process, we genuinely felt that the BDC and the City had one common goal: to bring Culver’s to Berwyn. We already feel like a part of the Berwyn family, even before we put a shovel in the ground. We now are looking forward to serving the Berwyn community, thanks to our new partners – the City of Berwyn and the BDC.”

Guy Hollis, Owner/Operator - Culver's



“We chose Berwyn for our Kia franchise not only because it was under-represented in the marketplace but also because it is an extremely stable trade area. Berwyn has been around for 100 years and it will be around for hundreds more. Furthermore, the BDC showed that they were true professionals and ensured a smooth entry into the market for us. This was a very complicated transaction yet the BDC was able to work with us every step of the way. Simply put, they made this project a success.”

 Al Meyer, President, Meyer Imports

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