April 2017


of the Month 

Board of Directors
Craig Larsen
Sharon Spero
Vice Chairman
Money Mailer of Fox Valley

Ryan Anderson
HighWire  Networks

Marco Almedia
St. Charles Bank & Trust

Tory Haines
Haines & Associates

Leah Hoppes
Vision Force Marketing

Bill Johnson
BMO Harris Bank

Steve Martin
First State Bank

Rob Mondi
Abby's Breakfast & Lunch

Colleen Noe
Integrative Family Healthcare

Wendy Taylor-Santucci
Sacha Urban
TriCity Family Services

Rita Tungare


President & CEO

Business Development

Kristine Kowalski
Administrative Assistant
Special Events & Marketing
Membership Representative
Our Distingui shed Members


Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center
Vintage 53
West Valley Graphics & Print, Inc. 
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A Word From The Board- Rob Mondi

Leads Leads Leads - In the days of social media and all the other wonders the internet holds for us, one thing is still constant - Leads. Leads are the very lifeblood of every business's sales force. How do we get them? How do we qualify them? How do we close them and continue the cycle? Well, no matter how much technology changes the game, Leads are still a crucial part of our success as sales people growing our business. St. Charles Chamber of Commerce has three different leads groups that can help you grow your business while you can help your customers with introductions to non competing products and businesses. Currently, there are two Friday LEAD$ groups and one on Wednesdays, with openings in all. One Friday group meets every other Friday at 7:45am at the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott in St. Charles and the other meets every Friday at 8:30am at the Chamber Office. The Wednesday group meets the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesday of each month at 8:15am at the Chamber Office.  Each group is limited to 25 members and no business is allowed to have more than one representative, so there is room for everyone. There is also the ability to create additional groups should the demand and interest be there. There is a nominal annual fee of $40 that is adjusted depending on which calendar quarter you join. There are educational components to each meeting as well as opportunities to share what you do as well. For more information, contact the Chamber staff liaison at 630-584-8384 and at a very minimum attend a meeting and see what it's all about.

Rob Mondi
Board Director
Abby's Breakfast & Lunch 

Integrative Neurology & Athletic Performance Clinic (INAPC)
1607 E. Main St., Suite 2A
St. Charles, IL 60174
Chamber members joined to welcome Integrative Neurology & Athletic Performance Clinic as a member of the Chamber! INAPC works with patients to rebuild neural pathways that improve overall performance, both mentally and physically. They can provide hope and relief to patients who haven't had luck anywhere else.

Brunch Cafe
172 S. First Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Welcome to First Street Brunch Café! Contemporary breakfast and lunch café opened its first location in February 2008.  You can find plenty of breakfast basics here, but they are also well-known for their decadent twists on the regulars... like the stuffed French toast, blueberry bliss cakes and berry explosion waffle.. Try them today!

Fox Valley United Way
202 W. Main St, 2nd Floor
St. Charles, IL 60174
Fox Valley United Way has been around for a long time and been a Chamber member as well, but the City of St. Charles is thrilled to have Fox Valley United Way's office right here in downtown St. Charles! Their mission is  to foster our community's capacity to care for one another by connecting resources to programs helping local people change their lives.

Wool and Company Fine Yarn
107A W. Main St
St. Charles, IL 60174
Welcome to the Chamber! We are thrilled to have Wool & Company Fine Yarn under new ownership as a part of the St. Charles Chamber! They are a purveyor of Fine Yarns, knitting accessories and classes.


Industrial Committee- Youth Robotics Tour

Along with a team of mentors, Scott Hale, head of Youth Robotics in St. Charles, spends countless hours mentoring a group of 30 high school students who work after school and weekends with these engineering professionals to design, fabricate, assemble and program a 120-pound robot to compete with teams from all over the world.  Our Chamber group was fortunate to watch the students guide the robots through challenges once performed at regional tournaments.

YPC St. Pat's After Hours Mixer
Claddagh Irish Pub
1702 Commons Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
The Young Professionals held an After Hours Mixer at the Claddagh Irish Pub who provided wonderful appetizers. Alex Claney took and printed photo booth photos and a great time was had by all who came to network and celebrate St. Paddy's Day early. Thank you to our sponsors: InterTrav Corporation, Fox Valley Home Services, Claddagh Irish Pub, and Great Western Flooring.

WBC Luncheon
Francesca's by the River
200 S. Second Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Renee Raymond, Wunderlich Securities, discussed the importance of financial planning to secure the retirement desired for each individual.  She discussed some strategies used for clients, and recommends that everyone find a financial planner that best suits their needs.

St. Charles Consumer Expo
Kane County Fairgrounds
Prairie Events Center
525 S. Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
After hosting our fourth Consumer Expo at the Kane County Fairgrounds, the St. Charles Chamber would like to thank all of our vendors who participated and community members who attended. Thank you to our Entertainment Sponsor,  Heartland Bank ; Bounce House Sponsor,  St. Charles Park District ; and Face Painting Sponsor,  Colonial Café ; the dance studios and other groups who performed.
We had over 800 people attend the event, entertainment included a Zumba Demonstration from Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health & Fitness Center, a Yoga Demonstration from Sure Movements Yoga, dance performances from 3 rd Street Dance and Dream's Dance Academy, live radio shows, and much more.  Kids also enjoyed the bouncy house sponsored by St. Charles Park District and Face Painting and free Ice Cream Samples sponsored by Colonial Café.
Over 50 vendors exhibited offering food, games, photos and information. Vendors appreciated the opportunity to showcase their business, receive leads for future business, and talk to many people. 
Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, performers and volunteers for making this a successful event! We were happy to have yet again another successful Expo and look forward to next year!

City News

25 MPH Speed Limit Zone Expanded on Main Street
Lower Speed Limit Stretches from 7th Avenue to 7th Street

Due to the efforts of the St. Charles Police Department, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has reduced the speed limit on Main Street/IL Rt. 64 to 25 MPH between 7th Street & 7th Avenue. This expands the previous 25 MPH zone between 4th Street & 4th Avenue. IDOT has installed new speed limit signs. IDOT's involvement is required because Main Street/Rt. 64 is a state highway.

Police are looking to calm traffic as it travels through the heart of our downtown, enhancing safety of both pedestrians and motorists. The City encourages all motorists to Slow Down, Downtown. "I am glad staff was able to work with IDOT to get the lower speed zone expanded on Main Street," said Mayor Ray Rogina. "It's important for people to feel safe as they walk or drive through our city and that traffic conditions are conducive to visiting our businesses.

The Police Department also petitioned IDOT and received electronic radar display signs on Rt. 31. For more information, contact Commander Gatlin at 630.377.4435

Business of the Month  
Elite Extrusion Technology

Elite Extrusion Technology
3620 Ohio Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 485-2020

Business of the Month  
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa

Great things are happening at Pheasant Run!  Ownership continues to invest in refreshing the property and today, guests find a new guest lobby and rejuvenated Tower Rooms. General Manager France Langan now leads a team including Hal Barth, director of sales and marketing, and Lisa Adams, marketing manager.  Mr. Langan joins the team with stellar achievements in hospitality, including most recently directing sales and marketing for the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.
While property improvements receive rave reviews, Bourbon Street is abuzz with excitement. Experience the I-Panic Escape Room, Zydeco Jacks, Thieves Market, Ice Creamery, and a new Bourbon Street Brunch and more.  In late April, visit the new gallery featuring St. Charles Arts Council's Student and Emerging Artist works.
Foodies are finding enticing cuisine on new menus at Harvest and Jambalaya introduced by Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker. Her team is busy planning one of the year's biggest feasts and family favorites: Easter! Celebrate with a festive brunch and a line-up of family activities beginning with two Easter Egg Hunts (open to the public) Saturday, April 15th. Easter Day Brunch, served 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., also features a petting zoo for the kids and a family portrait studio for the family. The Easter Bunny visits during both the Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Day Brunch.
The golf course has already welcomed players, and this spring a Rise & Nine package allows fans to golf nine holes before work. Available Monday through Friday for $29 per person, Rise & Nine includes a golf cart and complimentary coffee.

For those who can't get away for a long vacation, consider a staycation. From family getaways to romantic retreats, Pheasant Run packages help you feel a million miles away.  With an indoor-outdoor pool, serene services at Spa Vargas, and both live theater and comedy entertainment, there is something for everyone. 
Visit www.pheasantrun.com for full details.

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa
4051 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-6300
St. Charles - Main Street Dunkin Donuts
Nick Weicheck
2701 E. Main St.
St. Charles
(331) 901-5116
St. Charles Closets, Inc.
Courtney Everhardus
401 Stevens Street
(630) 513-0841
TADA Wealth Advisors
Mark  Huber
South Elgin
(847) 999-0700
Interim HealthCare of Kane County
Adia Naba
100 Illinois St, Suite 200
St. Charles
(630) 635-6554
CovenantCare at Home
Teresa Felder
3755 E. Main St., Suite 165
St. Charles
(630) 845-0680
Fox Valley Home Services
Nic  Boatner
206 South 13th Avenue
St. Charles
(888) 494-2284
St. Christopher Carriage
Aleksandra Augustynska
(224) 227-0484
Not All Wounds Bleed
Heidi Garton
PO Box 3671
St. Charles
(708) 738-1557
Mosquito Joe Tri-Cities
Brittany Sigler
902 Randall Rd, Suite C140
St. Charles
(630) 345-5267
Elite Remodeling Group
Chris Delestowicz
1895 Rohlwing Rd. Suite A
Rolling Meadows
(847) 705-9600

3-D Home Inspection, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 392-4278
Abby's Breakfast & Lunch
St. Charles
(630) 377-0797
Angel Water, Inc.
(847) 382-7800
Animal Medical Clinic of St. Charles
St Charles
(630) 208-0380
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
St Charles
(630) 584-6680
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Betsy & Mike Penny
St. Charles
(630) 584-9693
Carlson's Floors Inc.
(630) 232-4964
CFO 4 Small Biz LLC
St. Charles
(630) 508-2690
Chicago Tribune
(708) 836-2732
Chiro One Wellness Centers
St. Charles
(630) 492-0638
Christ Community Church
St Charles
(630) 485-3300
Colonial Cafe Restaurant & Creamery
St. Charles
(630) 584-0088
Comcast Business Services
Oak Brook
(847) 789-2842
Creative Business Authority
St. Charles
(847) 231-3683
Crum-Halsted Insurance & Risk Management
(630) 485-4540
Doc Morgan Inc.
St Charles
(630) 584-9414
Enticing Cuisine, Ltd.
(630) 761-0399
Evoke Idea Group
St. Charles
(630) 879-3846
Fifth Third Bank
St. Charles
(630) 513-2562

First National Bank
(815) 758-2411
Forever Yogurt-St. Charles
St. Charles
(630) 549-6076
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
(630) 907-1114
Gilvydis Vein Clinic
(815) 981-4742
Heartland Bank
St. Charles
(630) 463-6300
IHT Wealth Management
Oak Brook Terrace
(630) 560-3666
Integrative Family Healthcare, LLC
St. Charles
(630) 549-7199
Kane County Medical Society
St. Charles
(630) 584-6129
Kelly Orthodontics
St Charles
(630) 584-9666
KinderCare Learning Center
St. Charles
(630) 584-2333
Maid Brigade
(630) 830-1550
MCC Technology
St Charles
(630) 584-9505
St Charles
(630) 762-1784
Midwest Groundcovers
St Charles
(847) 742-1790
N2 Publishing, Candice Ellensohn
St. Charles
(847) 650-0261
Nick's Pizza & Pub
(847) 531-5550
Northern Illinois Food Bank
(630) 443-6910
Old Second National Bank
St Charles
(630) 762-3841
OnPath Financial
St. Charles
(630) 584-8100
P & F Business Advisors, Inc.
Saint Charles
(630) 578-5181

Presence Health
(630) 859-2222
Riverview Counseling Services, Ltd.
St. Charles
(630) 587-3777
Royal Coach - St. Charles Ltd.
St Charles
(630) 443-9123
Senior Services Associates, Inc.
(847) 741-0404
St. Charles Dental
St Charles
(630) 377-7760
St. Charles Memorial Works, Inc.
St Charles
(630) 584-0183
Surrey Hill Apartments
St Charles
(630) 584-9020
Wasco Nursery & Garden Center
St Charles
(630) 584-4424
Wise Plastics Technologies, Inc.
St Charles
(847) 697-2840

*Note:  As events can change or be rescheduled, always go to our Events Calendar  on our website for the most up-to-date listing of all Member and Chamber events.
Thursday, April 6th    
Re/Max All Pro - Bobbie Gerbrecht - Grayson
505 W. Main St
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, April 13th  
Dunkin Donuts
2701 E. Main St., Unit 102
St. Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, April 18th
Vintage 53
162 S 1st Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Wednesday, April 19th   
St. Charles Chamber Boardroom
216 S Riverside Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
Wednesday, April 19th   
Belvedere Banquets
1170 W. Devon Ave.
Elk Grove, IL 60007
Thursday, April 20th   
Heinz Brothers & Greenhouse
2010 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Friday, April 21st
Goody Bag Stuffing
St. Charles Chamber Boardroom
216 S Riverside Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, April 25th  
Riverside Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, April 27th   
675 Sidwell Ct
St. Charles, IL 60174

See What's Going On With Chamber Businesses

Check the Chamber Website Event Calendar for a complete listing of Chamber Member Events this month. 

Thank you to:
J ay Beaton, On The Beaton Path, LLC for referring  TADA Wealth Management
Michael Bigda, Divine Signs & Graphics, Inc. and  Laura Lipira, Courtyard By Marriott-St. Charles for referring 
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