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Residential Membership:

  • It pays to be a BAPA member. The annual membership at the BAPA Neighbor $100 comes with these valuable benefits:
  • BAPA Card, which rewards BAPA members with exclusive discounts and deals at local businesses each month
  • Recognition in The Villager, BAPA’s monthly newspaper with a circulation of 16,500
  • Discounts on admission to BAPA events
  • The Villager Weekly Report e-News, to keep you up to date on important local events and issues
  • Access to the BAPA Community Help Desk


NEW! Junior Membership for neighbors age 35 and under ($50)

Membership benefits at all levels:
Village in the City Society ($250) members receive 2 complimentary admissions to the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park Home Tour.

Community Support Circle ($500) members receive 2 complimentary admissions to all BAPA events and recognition at BAPA’s annual reception for major donors.

Blackwelder Society ($1,000) members receive 4 complimentary admissions to all BAPA events, recognition at BAPA’s annual reception for major donors, plus one complimentary entry in the Ridge Run for an active member of the U.S. military.

Longwood Society ($2,500) members receive 6 complimentary admissions to all BAPA events, plus recognition at BAPA’s annual reception for major donors.

Business Membership

A BAPA business membership shows your support for the Beverly/Morgan Park area, and it enables you and your business to take advantage of unique resources and benefits.  BAPA business membership donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • Promotion and spotlights on our platforms:
  • The Villager monthly newspaper (16,000 circulation)
  • Weekly E-Newsletter (8,000+ circulation)
  • BAPA Facebook page (~8,000 followers)
  • BAPA Instagram page (~1,300 followers)
  • Marketing and sponsorship opportunities at all BAPA events (~10,000 annual reach)
  • Subscription to our two popular weekly e-newsletters, as well as updates on local events, programming, and public notices.
  • Collaboration opportunities with BAPA: our support on all business-lead events and promotions, social media campaign opportunities, participation in BAPA events, workshops and networking events
  • Consultations with BAPA staff, your direct line to City of Chicago departments.
  • Opportunity to promote your business by offering discounts to target-area shoppers through our BAPA discount card, given to all BAPA residential members (~1,200)
  • Customized online directory listing for your business/organization with links to your website and social media on BAPA’s website,
  • For tradespeople, the opportunity to earn the BAPA Verified badge. This distinction identifies you as a trusted, vetted home improvement company in Beverly/Morgan Park.
  • Discounted ad rates in The Villager.
  • BAPA business development workshops and networking events.
  • Access to the BAPA BUSINESS CENTER and to free business mentoring through SCORE at the BAPA office.
  • Access to free or discounted meeting space in the BAPA Community Room.
  • Members with new storefronts/offices or new businesses receive, at their request, a ribbon cutting ceremony with BAPA staff and BAPA business members.
  • Promote your business to new residents in the area by including a coupon, promotional item or marketing material in a New Neighbor Welcome Bag distributed by BAPA.