Thriving businesses are the backbone of a healthy community. BAPA works with local and city business organizations and community partners to provide quality services to our community’s small business owners. BAPA focuses on providing resources and opportunities that assist and inform current businesses, help small business boost their brands and sales and help those who are looking to open a business in the neighborhood. BAPA works to enhance the community’s commercial areas by promoting local businesses through The Villager, the BAPA website, The Villager Neighborhood Notes enews, and social media. BAPA Also advocates for commercial development and small business recruitment.
Our community is known for its unique businesses offering high quality products and services, and entrepreneurs who continually reinvest in Beverly/Morgan Park.
BAPA works tirelessly to promote local commercial districts and support business owners in a variety of other ways.
Your membership to BAPA is a powerful marketing tool that can open many doors for your business.
BAPA has been a trusted source for trades referrals in Beverly/Morgan Park since the 1970s. The BAPA Verified badge identifies home improvement companies and trades people who have been vetted and are known to be reliable community partners.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values that we value within BAPA and throughout our community. In 2023, we partnered with our local business associations to celebrate Black Owned Business Month in August. As part of that initiative, we created an online directory of Black owned businesses. Moving forward, we will continue that work as part of our newly formed 19th Ward Community Connections Committee, and extend our reach.