BID Membership

Join us! Learn about the mission, goals, and opportunities available with the Shorewood Business Improvement District.

The Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID) was established by commercial property owners and the Village of Shorewood in 1999 to promote the neighborhood as a premier destination for retail and service businesses to locate and thrive.

All businesses located in the following areas are automatically included in the Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID):

  • 3500-4500 blocks of Oakland Ave
  • 1300-2500 blocks of Capitol Drive
  • 4000-4500 blocks of Wilson Drive

Not in the BID?  The Shorewood BID website gets over 500 visits each month and our e-newsletter has approximately 2,000 recipients. Below are our website listing options and benefits:

$150 for BID Affiliate Membership*

  • Annual website listing
  • Monthly e-newsletter to businesses
  • Networking events
  • Educational events
  • Inclusion in any printed materials
  • Social media inclusion
  • Opportunity to sponsor Shorewood BID events

*BID Affiliate Memberships are for business located within Shorewood, but outside of the BID District noted above.
Contact BID Executive Director Janet Henning for information at

BID Mission Statement

The Shorewood Business Improvement District creates a thriving local & destination hub by branding and communicating both development and promotion to its stakeholders in the private and public sectors.

  • promote and leverage dining and entertainment
  • develop and solicit high-quality businesses
  • focus, promote and enhance the brand image of the business district
  • monitor infrastructure

The BID is a strong reference and referral for:

  • economic development
  • business retention and recruiting
  • advocacy
  • liaison with Village on behalf of stakeholders
  • addressing quality-of-life issues
  • communication with businesses and property owners
  • business assistance

Looking to Open a Business in Shorewood?

The Shorewood business district is experiencing continued growth and momentum, with an influx of unique new businesses as well as mixed-use projects from top area developers such as Mandel Group and Wired Properties.