Beverly Area Planning Association

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) works to connect commercial investors and business entrepreneurs to opportunities in Chicago's Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood. Known for its outstanding vintage homes, well-educated and high income residents, and robust schedule of cultural, athletic and social activities, Beverly/Morgan Park is the perfect pairing for eager, discerning shoppers and businesses that want to succeed.

About

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) works to connect commercial investors and business entrepreneurs to opportunities in Chicago's Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood. Known for its outstanding vintage homes, well-educated and high income residents, and robust schedule of cultural, athletic and social activities, Beverly/Morgan Park is the perfect pairing for eager, discerning shoppers and businesses that want to succeed.

BAPA's business-focused programs are designed to direct businesses to “village in the city” style commercial vacancies in shopping districts that surround our many Metra commuter stations as well as along main-street arteries like Western Avenue.

Once new businesses are open, BAPA plays a key role in their success by connecting owners with experts in business services, promoting local shopping, providing business workshops and networking events, and staging popular special events that draw target customers to business doorsteps.  

BAPA is a respected not-for-profit community-based civic organization founded in 1947 and continuously refreshing its services to a smart, thriving, beautiful city neighborhood. In addition to business services, BAPA provides programs that impact the community’s outstanding quality of life by supporting schools, protecting historic housing, and fostering community engagement.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactSusan Flood
Addresss1987 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone(773) 233-3100
Websitewww.bapa.org