Bedford Park - Clearing Industrial Association
5101 West 67th Street
Bedford Park, IL. 60638
March 2021
"A Happy Snow-is-Disappearing" to all of our members!

Hopefully you all survived safely and without too much inconvenience.. although I will say that those few days Feb 15-17 were pretty rough for all of us.
Count yourself lucky if you worked from home, the ruts and snow piles on the streets were significant. The only advantage was that traffic was pretty light!

Let’s hope we are turning the corner on COVID, and at least vaccinations are underway so that we can possibly have a normal spring and summer again.

On that same happier note, we appreciate your attendance at the recent state of the village meeting with Mayor Brady, and we hope you found it interesting and useful. In this newsletter you will see information for the upcoming Meet and Greet for our new members at our next virtual March meeting. Lastly you’ve probably seen our upcoming event notice ‘Spring Tune-Up’ scheduled for April 29th – for those who just can’t wait until our June outing to get out on those greens!

We want to express our appreciation of your continued support of the association, and if you have any questions or would like some assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me or Donna.

Mary Koutek
BPCIA President
New Member "Meet & Greet"
Virtual Meeting

March 18th  (Thursday)
Help us welcome our new members! 
You will be introduced to them and their business. The new members will tell us about their product or service and the value they add for customers.


12:00 NOON – 1:00 pm

Register via email or phone 708-496-0336


Spring Tune-Up with the PROS
April 29 (Thursday)
Maximum of 40 golfers... register early

$115 per golfer
Price includes one hour of unlimited range balls, tips from the PROS, boxed lunch, 18 holes of golf and cart.

10:00 Check-In

10:30 - 11:30
Golfers will split into 2 different groups, one group will work on their long game, and the other group will work on their short game. After 30 minutes the groups will switch.

11:30 - 12:00
Boxed Lunches on the Patio

Golf (18 holes)

For reservations or questions call the BPCIA office or email

Payroll Tax Relief for Employers Impacted by
COVID-19 & Employee Retention Credit
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress created four payroll tax relief programs for employers via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in the spring of 2020 and later expanded those in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) passed in late December 2020. These programs provide a tax deferral or tax credit against employer payroll costs (i.e. the employer portion of certain payroll taxes) attributable to certain wages paid to employees. Eligible employers may qualify for one or more of the following four programs: (1) payroll tax deferral, (2) employee retention credit, (3) paid sick leave credit or (4) paid family leave credit. The tax deferral and credits are reportable on an employer’s Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, starting with the second calendar quarter of 2020.
** This information was provided to us by our member RSM US LLP - Mr. Connor Burke
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Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Phase 4 - Manufacturing
The Village of Bedford Connect2Work Program
FREE Training Links Below
BEDFORD PARK, IL – The Village of Bedford Park, IL has selected a team of mobility and technology partners to operate Connect2Work, an innovative first/last mile pilot program that will improve job access for suburban and city commuters alike.
The Connect2Work program will provide Bedford Park employees access to an array of first/last mile
(FLM), late‐night, on‐demand microtransit services, which will improve commuters’ access to jobs during both regular and late‐night business hours. The program will also include a first‐in‐the‐region Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app, which will help connect commuters to their preferred mode of travel.
Bedford Park’s unique mobility challenges and potential solutions were identified through the Village’s
last mile mobility planning effort, which was funded through an Invest in Cook grant. Bedford Park
issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on January 21, 2020 and received eleven responses. The
following partners were selected:
 First/Last Mile Service: Uber
 Late‐Night Service: Uber
 On‐Demand Microtransit Service: Via Mobility as a Service: Moovit

The Bedford Park - Clearing Industrial Association and the Connect2Work team hosted a free training and Q&A session on January 14th. Click on the links below to see the presentation:

Moraine Valley Community Programs
Learn the basics and requirements to become an Illinois notary public. Including, code of ethics, common notarial acts & certificates, notary journals and more. A must for small businesses.
Thursday, March 23 & 30 from 6 - 7:30pm

Required by the Department of Professional Regulation for sexual harassment training for social workers, public accountants, counselors, massage therapists, nursing home admins, occupational therapists and nurses.
Three dates available: March 22, April 21 & May 5
Course Time: 5 - 6pm

Get an understanding of how to analyze business data. Learn how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business and the skillset to communicate results through graphs and texts.
April 5 - 30, Online Self-Paced

Don’t miss key opportunities to drive website traffic. Learn key techniques and how to use website analytics to help drive impressions and sales.
April 5 - May 28, Online Self-Paced

To register or if you have questions, contact us at
(708) 974-5735 or

In celebration of @SouthwestAir’s 50th year, Bedford Park - Clearing Industrial Association
is joining them to inspire One Million Acts of Kindness! Learn more and sign the Kindness Pledge at #Southwest50 #HeartinAction

5101 West 67th Street
Bedford Park, IL. 60638