Bedford Park - Clearing Industrial Association
5101 West 67th Street
Bedford Park, IL. 60638
May 2021
Well, we know Spring should finally be here later this week after an unseasonably cold start to May, and lots of rain in late April. We certainly had a transformed day for our Spring Tune-Up – it looked like rain all day, until a miracle occurred, the rain stopped and sun came out right before tee-off.
We hope our members and guests enjoyed our first-ever try at something in Spring before the regular golf season kicked off. It was certainly nice to see all of you there, and to be able to get together again finally, after this past year.. we hope to see you all at the June 10th outing.

Overall we are hearing that businesses are starting to do well again. I wish to take a moment to say how grateful we all are to those scientists and companies who developed the COVID-19 vaccines. Last year at this time we couldn’t envision what our lives would be like going forward. 

As always, we are here to assist you and your businesses in any way we can, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or to Donna with any questions or comments

Mary Koutek
BPCIA President
Panel Discussion on Cook County Taxes Virtual Meeting

May 20th (Thursday)

TIME:  12:00 NOON – 1:00

Guest Speakers:
Brian P. Liston, Liston & Tsantilis, P.C.
Brian P. Liston is a partner in The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis, P.C. He has focused his practice in the area of eminent domain litigation, property tax appeals and incentives for land use. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials that have provided his clients over $5,000,000,000 in compensation and tax reductions and refunds. Leading Lawyers Magazine, Crain's Chicago Business & The Wall Street Journal have Ranked Liston & Tsantilis partner Brian P. Liston #1 for 10 years in a row the Leading Land Use & Zoning Lawyer and Leading Real Estate Tax Lawyer in Illinois.
Peter Tsantilis, Liston & Tsantilis, P.C.
Peter is a partner in The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis, P.C. He represents clients in the areas of property tax litigation and incentives, land use/zoning, complex industrial and commercial real estate transactions/leasing and eminent domain litigation.
Alderman Patrick Thompson – 11th Ward, City of Chicago
Alderman Thompson brings a unique perspective to address complex issues. As a member of the Chicago City Council, Alderman Thompson understands the concerns and constraints of government and the impact on decisions related to real estate and development. Alderman Thompson's experience enables him to counsel clients and anticipate potential obstacles. Mr. Thompson has extensive experience handling land use, zoning; entitlement and incentives matters including tax increment financing; and property assessment incentives. In addition, Mr. Thompson represents owners of commercial, industrial and residential in challenging their property tax assessments before the assessor's office as well as the board of review of various counties.
Larry Gryczewski – Bedford Park Village Administrator / Attorney
Larry has been the attorney for the Village of Bedford Park for many years. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful to local businesses on topics ranging from purchasing properties within the village to the available tax incentives.   
 COST:     $10.00 per person
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BPCIA Golf Outings: June 10 & August 5
119th Street & Archer Road
June 10
Belt Railway of Chicago
Ingredion Inc.
Nexus Distribution Inc.
August 5
ACH Food Companies
Garfield Ridge Contractors
Wintrust Commercial Banking
Shotgun start: 9:00 a.m. – Scramble Format
Please arrive by 7:30 to take advantage of a FREE small basket of range balls.
Shotgun start includes bag drop service, player carts, range balls, range shuttles and scoring. 
Prizes for the Highest & Lowest Team
Raffle prizes… Split-the-Pot

Southwest Airline Raffle
(This year we have two round-trip tickets anywhere
Southwest flies for each outing!)
Limited space available – Register Early!

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Spring Tune-Up with the PROS
On April 29th BPCIA hosted a Spring Tune-Up at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. We reached our maximum of 40 golfers within two weeks of notification. The golfers met on the range where they had one hour of unlimited range balls. They had the option to get into groups to work on their short or long game. Afterward the pros walked around offering tips to improve their game. Lunch was served on the patio followed by 18 holes of golf. The feedback we received was very positive... loved the new range and tips from the pros, as well as lunch, and of course 18 holes of golf. We are happy to say our event was a big success!
RSM US LLP - Spring 2021 Manufacturing Industry Outlook for the Middle Market
  1. RSM US LLP recently published their Spring 2021 manufacturing industry outlook for the middle market.
  2. Tax is always a relevant topic especially in the current environment. We are also hosting a virtual state and local tax summit on June 16-17, 2021 for tax professionals and finance executives. There will be six state and local tax webinars focused on helping businesses move forward amidst change. We will cover important topics such as:
  3. State tax policy changes and the implications on your business
  4. Tax implications of your reshaped workforce in 2021 and beyond
  5. State tax strategies in the expanding digital economy
  6. New approaches to state tax controversy
  7. Taking the next step in business transitions

5101 West 67th Street
Bedford Park, IL. 60638