About the BPCIA

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The Bedford Park-Clearing Industrial Association (BPCIA) offers the opportunity to be proactive in the community and improve the area around your business. The common goal is to share information that may affect your business and the bottom line. The Association is growing due to the commitment of the members, the board of directors, and the elected officials focusing on strengthening the business climate in our area. We meet with legislators, community leaders, governmental agencies, and people who you may not conveniently meet or know but are affecting your business. We share information with our members through quarterly meetings, networking events, our website (www.bpcia.org), and our E-Newsletter.

We welcome you to learn more about the BPCIA and how we can mutually benefit from a civic and business relationship. For more information please contact us online or call our office at 708-496-0336.

Board of Directors


William Hansen
Nexus Distribution
Steve Pappageorge
1st Vice-President Moraine Valley Community College

Steve Pappageorge is the Executive Director overseeing Moraine Valley’s workforce development, corporate training, community education and government relations efforts. He was appointed to this position in 2017.  

His previous experience includes 15+ years in higher education and educational technology where he served in a variety of operations and technology roles.  Most recently, Pappageorge was the Chief Product Officer/SVP at Helix Education where he oversaw product management, software engineering and IT operations supporting the company’s enrollment management, student retention and data analytics functions.  Prior to Helix, he held various DeVry University leadership positions in the areas of administrative operations, IT, student finance, student services, study abroad, international outreach and continuing education.

Additionally, Pappageorge served in administrative, program management, consulting, and operations roles for several major companies including McDonald’s Corporation and Arthur Anderson.

Pappageorge earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Lake Forest College in Illinois and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).


Vito Ungaro
Atlas Employment Services
 Brian McKeown
Beverly Bank & Trust Company
Mary Koutek
Immediate Past President
Nalco Water Company
Michael Martinez
Belt Railway Of Chicago
John Calmeyn
John J. Moroney Company
Robert Mead
Ingredion, Inc.
Pamela Coan
GRM Information Management Services
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Bedford Park-Clearing Industrial Association is to build a partnership of business professionals and government officials working together to protect and foster a healthy business climate through member education, networking events, business retention and planned expansion.

Board of Director Meeting Dates for 2023

January 24
February 22
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 28

About the Bedford Park Area

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