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Jim Bergeron

Broker Associate

Jim Bergeron, Broker Associate with Baird & Warner, has more than 20 years of experience in business and real estate. Jim started his career in hospitality management – stemming from his passion for working with people. His entrepreneurial spirit and ‘can-do’ attitude eventually led to Jim owning popular downtown Naperville restaurants, including Jimmy’s Grill. 
 
As a small business owner, Jim recognized early on the impact that a strong and vibrant economy has on the quality-of-life for residents of his community. With that in mind, Jim has dedicated much his time over the last 20 years towards working with fellow residents, business owners and elected officials in a variety of community organizations including:
 
 Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce – Proud Member since 1999, Past Chair Legislative Committee, Past Chair NACPAC
 Downtown Naperville Alliance – Founding Member, Past Chairman of the Board (elected six years running)
 Naperville Restaurant Association – Board Member
 Naperville Citizens Police Academy
 Hawthorne Credit Union – Past Chairman of the Board
 First Community Bank of Naperville – Founding Board Member
 Stillwater Homeowners Association
 North Central College Community Leadership Program
 
In addition to this, Jim as a passion for giving back to the community through charitable work including the Naperville Rotary Club where he was a member from 2001-2012, served as Community Service Director, Board Member, and Oktoberfest Executive Committee Member. Jim also founded the Motorcycle Charity Raffle for Families Helping Families, raising over $50,000 towards their mission. He has also volunteered for, supported and sponsored numerous community events and organizations including:
 
 Naperville Jaycees & Last Fling
 Naperville Exchange Club’s Ribfest
 Rotary Club of Naperville Oktoberfest
 Rotary Club of Naperville Soup’s On!
 Naperville CARES Cuisine for a Cause
 Toy’s for Tots
 Little Friends Parade of Lights
 Little Friends Annual Auction
 Naperville Marathon
 North Central College Quarterback’s Club
 YMCA’s Indian Princesses
 
Jim’s history of service has earned him distinctions such as: Naperville Central High School Outstanding Alumni, 2003; Daily Herald Business Ledger Outstanding Executive Under 40, 2002; and the Education Center’s Outstanding Business Partner, 2007. 
 
Jim graduated from Naperville Central High School and Miami of Ohio.