NEWSLETTER                                                 March 2017

Bedford Park - Clearing Industrial Association
5101 West 67th Street
Bedford Park, IL.  60638

President's Message

Our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will be held on April 4th.  We have a few board members who have retired, therefore we are looking for two board members.  When the BPCIA has a vacant seat on the board, we fill them with our member candidates who have expressed interest, have been approved by the nominating committee and voted in by our Board according to our by-laws. 
As we look forward to electing our 2017-18 board, we are seeking members who have an interest in serving on the board.  We are looking for those who are active in the Association, are available to attend our monthly meetings and have a strong belief in the ethics, community involvement and purpose of the Association. 
If you are interested in being considered for the BPCIA Board, please contact our office to receive the application.
Cheryl Laska
BPCIA President
Congressman Dan Lipinski Speaks at Quarterly Luncheon

Congressman Dan Lipinski spoke at the BPCIA Quarterly Luncheon on February 21st at the Holiday Inn Chicago Midway.  He spoke on economic issues that affect the business community, and gave an update regarding the many transportation project progressing in the region.   
The Congressman is helping to lead the effort to revitalize American manufacturing, which is a critical source of good jobs for the middle class and which is essential to our ability to independently provide for the defense of our nation.  His National Manufacturing Strategy Act is now law and he has supported numerous bills aimed at increasing the competitiveness of American manufacturing.  

Annual Meeting & Election of Officers

April 4, 2017

Guest Speaker: Mayor David Brady

Holiday Inn Chicago Midway 
6624 S. Cicero

Cost:  $25 per person (Non-member $35)

Time:  11:30 Registration / 12:00 Luncheon  
CPR Classes - May 10th - Register NOW!

BPCIA is working with the Bedford Park Fire Department to offer a CPR and AED class on May 10th at the Bedford Park Fire Station #1.  The class should take around 2 1/2 hours.  On completion of this class you will receive a CPR certification card, which is good for two years. 
You will learn how to use a defibrillator (AED) and the importance of having them onsite. 
We feel it is extremely important to have this knowledge both personally and within your business.  Some companies are now requiring personnel to be CPR/AED certified.  Space is limited to insure proper training.  The morning session begins at 8:30 (Registration begins at 8:00).  Once that class is filled we will open the afternoon class at 1:00 (Registration begins at 12:30.  Please call the BPCIA Office to reserve your spot(s) or for any questions.

Quarterly Luncheon - May 9th

Speaker:  Midway Airport Managing Deputy Commissioner
Erin O'Donnell

The Bedford Park-Clearing Industrial Association will co-host it's Quarterly Luncheon with the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce.  The meeting will be held at the Marriott Chicago Midway.  Our guest speaker will be the Managing Deputy Commissioner for Midway Airport, Erin O'Donnell .   Ms. O'Donnell will give us an update on the projects Midway Airport is, or will be conducting.  


Golf Outings
June 8    ~   August 3
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

It's that time of year again... we're starting to plan for our 2017 golf season!   
It's Par for the Course that we need your help! 

  These outings are the main funding source for our association. At this time, we are reaching out to our political representatives, business associates and members to help us out. A portion of the proceeds go to our scholarship fund.

Below are the sponsorships we're offering this year... please consider sponsoring:

Outing Sponsors  
(3 needed for August 3rd Outing)

Hot Dog and/or Beverage Sponsors
(1 hot dog and 1 beverage sponsor per outing)  
Beverage Cart Sponsors
(3 per outing)

Golf Cart Sponsors

Closest to the Pin Sponsors

Longest Putt Sponsors

Hole Sponsors

For more information or pricing please call the BPCIA Office at 708-496-0336 or email

Upcoming Events:  

April 4 - Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

May 9 - Joint Luncheon with Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce

May 10 - CPR/AED Training Class

June 8 - Golf Outing at Cog Hill

August 3 - Golf Outing at Cog Hill

August 17 - Small Business Clinic

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Bedford Park - Clearing Industrial Association
5101 West 67th Street, Bedford Park, IL.  60638

Phone: 708-496-0336   -   Email:   -   Website: