Bedford Park-Clearing Industrial Association

5101 W. 67th St

Bedford Park, IL 60638


Phone: 708-496-0336

Email: Jennifer@bpcia.org

Welcome our New Members

AM Towing Services Inc

Independent Recycling Systems

&

Returning Local Member

European Chalet Banquets

  Summer Highlights
Above: Jordan Busson with BRC

Register now for our August 16th, 2023.


Final Summer Season Golf Outing.

Registration now for BPCIA 2023.


Main Outing Sponsors

Nexus Distribution

Wintrust Commercial Banking

Chucks Southern Comforts Cafe

Huntington Commercial Banking


Range Sponsor

Nucor Tubular Products


Hole Sponsors: Need More.......

Servpro South Suburbs Bedford Park/Burbank-Team Zubricki

Jett Tube Cutting Services

Bayport Trailer Maintenance Repair

and many more......


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August registration to golf is still open for 25 spots left.

There is also room still open for single hole sponsorship, beverages sponsors, and gift donations.


Donation and Raffle Prizes: Two round-trip tickets to Southwest Airlines, Two tickets to a Cubs Game for August 20, Television, Cornhole game and much more.

*Special Social Media Contest: The Business or Organization that has the most post to social media throughout the outing i.e., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram wins 2023 Golf Business of the Season which includes a special prize.

August Golf Registration Form Click Here

July-BPCIA

Member Spotlight Q&A w/Jim Pine from Chucks Southern Comforts Cafe. Burbank Location

Q1: How long has Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café been around the Bedford Park area? 

A: 24 years. 10 years at 79th & Central and 14 years at our current location, 6501 W 79th St.


Q2: When did you join BPCIA? 

A: Not sure, our general manager was handling this, and when she left so did the records.


Q3: As a business owner, father, and grandfather, what would you say is one of your greatest accomplishments to date? 

A: I would have to say our greatest accomplishments have been building the business and hearing from satisfied customers and being featured on various food shows such as Diners. Drive-Ins and Dives, Check Please, and 190 North while me, Chuck, and Maggie, have remained friends and siblings.


Q4: What is your favorite part of the year with your business/restaurant being around this area? Industrial Park and a lot of commercial businesses? 

A: Well, I'd have to say Christmas. We cater a lot of Xmas lunches and parties for Bedford Park businesses and get great complimentary feedback. Nothing better than hearing how much people enjoyed your food and service but Chuck's favorite part of the year is summer when we can go and do cookouts in the Bedford Park area for the employees that have worked so hard all year long and to get a nice reward of us cooking some really good food for them on site seems to be appreciated by everyone!


Q5: What would you like to see evolve per our economic development area? 

A: I would like to see empty buildings and office space filled with fresh innovative ideas and products.


Midway Airport Economic Development


As the summer travel season heats up, passengers traveling through Midway can expect to see a fair amount of construction, particularly near the airport’s Central Market, as work on the final phase of the Midway Modernization Program is well underway. This includes a series of concessions upgrades featuring a mix of new and existing brands with diverse ownership teams. 

 

“We’re so excited to welcome more than a dozen new retail, food, and beverage brands to Midway this year as part of the Midway Modernization Program, the most significant investment in our Southwest Side airport in more than two decades,” said CDA Commissioner Jamie L. Rhee. “With passenger volumes at Midway surging above pre-pandemic levels, it’s more important than ever to enhance the airport’s passenger experience through these concessions improvements, while providing thousands of jobs and contracting opportunities for local and diverse-owned businesses.” 

 

“The CDA and Midway Partnership are committed to delivering a world-class airport experience of the highest quality and standards with a strong emphasis on local standout Chicago food and retail brands,” said Midway Partnership CEO Sammy Patel. “As part of our continued transformation, these exciting new additions continue with our commitment to including brands and concepts that are owned and operated by small, local, minority Chicago businesses. That is why Chicago Midway boasts one of the highest Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) minority participation rates in the United States at 56%.” 

 

Construction on the following food and beverage locations is underway, with locations opening or re-opening in phases this fall: 

  • Garrett Popcorn Shops, near Gate B14 
  • Connie’s Pizza, Central Market 
  • America’s Dog and Burger, Central Market 
  • White Sox Bar and Grill, Central Market 
  • M Burger, Central Market 
  • Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Central Market 
  • Dunkin’, Central Market 
  • Reilly’s Daughter, Central Market 


"It is exciting for our team at NorthAmerican Concessions to be adding three new locations to our already existing hometown favorites Harry Caray's Shortstop, Arami, and Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria," said Deven Rand (she/her), president of ACDBE partner NorthAmerican Concessions, the organization that will open Connie's Pizza, America's Dog and Burger, and the airport’s second Garrett Popcorn location on Concourse B.  "It is vital to have minority-owned, local businesses and brands as part of the airport to greet the millions of visitors to Chicago Midway, elevate the customer experience, and provide jobs for our communities." 

 

Construction on the following retail locations is underway, with locations opening in phases this summer and fall: 

  • Hudson, near Gate B9 
  • Evolve, Central Market 
  • Tumi, Central Market 
  • MAC/Jo Malone, Central Market 
  • Southside News, near Gate A11 
  • Atrium, near Gate A5 


This year’s construction is the final phase of the Midway Modernization Program, the most comprehensive investment in Midway’s facilities in more than two decades. 

The centerpiece of this capital improvement program was the expansion of the security pavilion bridge over South Cicero Avenue, which opened in 2020. This project increased the queuing area by 80,000 square feet, doubling the TSA's capacity to process passengers, from 2,500 per hour to 5,000 per hour. Other capital investments at Midway include upgrades to the airport's parking facilities, which featured new EV charging stations, upgrades to lighting and traffic flow, and the modernization of the elevator system. 

 

“The construction work underway in our concessions spaces is a long time coming, as many of our partners originally scheduled for buildouts in the spring and summer of 2020 were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CDA Managing Deputy Commissioner Elizabeth Granados-Perez, who oversees Midway. “We thank Midway Partnership and our diverse ownership groups for their perseverance during these challenging few years.” 



Hustle for the Heroes 5k-Recap St. Laurence High School

Inaugural Hustle for the Heroes event. 



Special thanks to all who played a role in the day, especially the Village of Bedford Park and Bedford Park PD. for making the day a success! All proceeds will benefit the St. Laurence High School First Responder's scholarship fund. For more information about how you can get involved in further events and programs.


Please contact Bob Hogan at rhogan@stlaurence.com


Special Thanks to our sponsors and first responders:

  • The Village of Bedford Park
  • Bear Cartage and Intermodal, Inc
  • Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County-Illinois
  • Atlas Toyota Material Handling
  • Bedford Park Clearing Industrial Association
  • Accurate Printing

MVCC Bid Announcement -Last Day July 20, 2023

Attached is an MVCC bid opportunity to share with your members, as appropriate. Questions concerning the bid should be directed to jane.bentley@morainevalley.edu no later than Noon on July 20, 2023.


Click here to view Bid!

BPCIA Upcoming Events


  • Happy Hour Networking Mixer-TBA
  • Active Shooter Training for Businesses by Village of Bedford Park Police Chief-Tom Hansen-TBA
  • The Economy and the Market by Terry Savage-TBA
  • Talent Attraction: Generational Changes and Trends in the Workplace-TBA



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Select the top two events that would best benefit your organization?
Option A- Happy Hour Mixer 3pm-5pm
Option B- Active Shooter Training
Option C- Money, The Economy and The Market
Option D- Talent Acquisition, working successful with every generation.
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