April 2018


of the Month 



Board of Directors
Sharon Spero
Money Mailer of Fox Valley 
Ryan Anderson 
Vice Chairman
HighWire Network 

Tory Haines
Haines & Associates 


Mike Algrim 
First National Bank 

Dave Broz
Railside Citrus Insurance Agency
Debbie Gurley
Miscella Real Estate 

Bill Johnson
BMO Harris Bank

Pete LaSalle
Creative Business Authority

Steve Martin
First State Bank

 Bill Papp 
P & F Business Advisors, Inc.

Renee Raymond
Wunderlich Securities, Inc.

Christopher Schejbal
AAA Schejbal Insurance Agency

Rita Tungare

 Jim Di Ciaula 
President & CEO

Business Development 

 Johanna Kistner 
Special Events & Marketing

Craig Lee
Membership Retention
Kirsten Marr 
Administrative Coordinator 
Our Distingui shed Members

Inland Bank

Club Pilates
Knox Allstate Insurance Agency 
The Pride Stores of St. Charles
The Sanctuary Healing Gardens & Spa
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center
West Valley Graphics & Print, Inc. 
Mission Statement
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Building a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership . 

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Stay tuned for more details on how the Chamber will help celebrate National Small Business Week! 

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Business Name     

Contact the Chamber Office for more information on Purchasing Ad Space for our May Newsletter.
Phone: 630.584.8384
E-mail: marketing@stcharleschamber.com  
Talk it Up Tuesday 


Membership Success Seminar 


CIBC After Hours Mixer 


Cruise Nite 

       Sponsorship Opportunities  


Member Referral Program 




Click on the Link below to learn more about the Chamber's New Member Referral Program!  




 Member Referral Program     

WBC Progressive Luncheon 









Young Professionals St. Patrick's Day Mixer 
McNally's Pub
109 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Leading up to the St. Patrick's Day Weekend The Young Professionals hosted their Annual St. Patrick's Day Mixer at McNally's Pub. The YPC partnered with the Realtor Association of the Fox Valley which made the networking opportunities endless! There were appetizers, cash bar, good company and energy from everyone who attended. 

Thank you to everyone who attended and our AMAZING SPONSORS!
Main Event: State Bank of Geneva
Appetizer Sponsor: Solutions Networking 
Drink Sponsor: Mantes Insurance  

WBC Fashion Show 
Hotel Baker 
100 W Main St, St. Charles, IL 601740

With Spring right around what better way to show off your jeans and a cute top than at the WBC Fashion show. Jeans and Cute Top Shop was the featured designer of the evening, and Jill Card who is the owner showed off her Spring collection on many of our beautiful models who happen to be on the WBC. 

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsors!
Illinois Velocity Restoration 
IHT Wealth Management
Mary Kay Cosmetics 



Ribbon Cutting 
Primrose School of St. Charles 
1940 Bricher Road
St. Charles, IL - Illinois 60174

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce celebrated Primrose School of St. Charles ribbon cutting on Saturday March 24th. Mayor Raymond Rogina was able to attend along with other chamber staff like President & CEO Jim Di Ciaula and Chairman of the Board Sharon Spero. 
Many family members and Primrose staff were able to attend and help celebrate this success.

City News


Businesses of the Month  
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa 
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa     
4051 E. Main Street
St Charles, IL 60174-5201
(630) 524-5020
McNally's Heating & Cooling   

McNally's Heating & Cooling 
707 Colomba Ct #102
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 363-9067

Knox Allstate Insurance Agency
2020 Dean St., Suite J
St. Charles
(630) 225-9325
VoyagerNetz Delta LLC
1330 Brook Str #L
St. Charles
(331) 222-7748
Greater St. Charles Education Foundation
PO Box 1366
St Charles
(847) 894-4478

Van Hiel Realty LLC
38W345 Heritage Oaks Dr.
St. Charles
(630) 723-1600
Coldwell Banker Residential
2690 E. Main St.
St. Charles
(630) 640-2340
Sensible Safety Source LLC
PO Box 369
La Fox
(630) 777-5260


Thursday, April 12th 
Ribbon Cutting 
Club Pilates 
142 S. 1st Street
St. Charles, IL 60174 
Tuesday, April 17th 
Talk It Up Tuesday
Chamber Board Room 
216 Riverside Avenue 
St. Charles IL 60175
Thursday, April 19th 
Membership Success Seminar
Chamber Board Room 
216 Riverside Avenue 
St. Charles IL 60175
Thursday, April 19th 
After Hours Mixer
CIBC Banking Center 
24 S 2nd St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, April 24th
Cruise Nite 
Riverside Ave
St. Charles, IL
(Car Entrance at Walnut & Second Ave)
Thursday, April 26th 
WBC Progressive Networking Luncheon 
Royal Fox Country Club 
4405 Royal and Ancient Drive 
St. Charles
Monday, April 30th 
National Small Business Week 
Power Hour Breakfast Hour 
Chamber Board Room 
216 Riverside Avenue 
St. Charles IL 60175
Tuesday, May 1st 
National Small Business Week 
Marketing Tools to Target Consumers 
St. Charles Public Library- Carnegie Community Room 
1 S. 6th Ave.
St Charles, IL 60174-2105
Thursday, May 3rd 
National Small Business Week
Metro Self Storage Salsa Tasting Mixer
Metro Self Storage 
2623 Lincoln Hwy
St. Charles, IL 60174
Friday, May 4th 
National Small Business Week 
Open House @ Chamber Office- Lottery Tree Winner Announced 
Chamber Board Room 
216 Riverside Avenue 
St. Charles IL 60175

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 Lewis from LDJ for referring Re/max- Lorrie Van Hiel 
Hot Deal 

Refer a new member- both chamber member and new member get a 
$25 chamber gift certificate. 
  Contact the Chamber Office at 630-584-8384 for more information or how to sign up.
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Redeemable at over 150 Chamber Businesses!
St. Charles Chamber Gift Certificates 
Great Gift Idea for: 
- Coaches 
- Teacher 
- Birthdays
- Anniversaries
- New St. Charles Residents
- Customers
- Any Occasion 

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Purchase at the St. Charles Chamber Office, Blue Goose Super Market, and City of St. Charles Municipal Bldg. 
 Talk it up Tuesday's  

Please join our chamber President & CEO, Jim Di Ciaula on April 17th  at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber Offices along with your fellow chamber members, to share ideas and insights on relevant topics facing your business at Talk it Up Tuesdays.  This months topic for discussion will be you are your brand, and why it's important to build your professional brand. If you have suggestions for future topics, please email Jim at
This is a no cost program, however we will ask members to register in advance to reserve their seat at the table.  Talk it Up, as this is a great opportunity to share and learn from each other.

What's. Your. Why. for Joining the Chamber?

Chris Schejbal- AAA Schjebal Insurance Agency 

"After owning and doing business in St Charles for close to 20 years, it wasn't until I opened a 2nd business, that I  realized that it was time for me to get more involved in the community. I then joined the Chamber Membership Committee and became a Board Member and joke with my family that some day I'll run for Mayor! The sense of community that we have in the Fox Valley is unlike other areas, & this is apparent when you see the amount of 2nd, 3rd, & 4th generation families that continue to live & prosper here.  I'm proud to be a part of it."

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St. Charles Public Library 

St. Charles Public Library Promotes Small Business Week

For over 50 years, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has been supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners by hosting National Small Business Week.  In conjunction with the national program, St. Charles Public Library is hosting several programs scheduled for the week of April 29 to May 5, 2018.  Program topics focus on social media, financial concepts and library resources.
Start Using Video for Small Business
YouTube can be a valuable marketing tool for your small business. Videos can increase your business' social media outreach and enhance your brand. Virginia Weiskopf, CEO of Weiskopf Consulting, shares the basics of YouTube and how to make it work for your business on Wednesday, May 2,6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Financial Concepts for Small Business Owners
This workshop focuses on managing the financial aspects of your business, including the three reports required for a business plan (budget, income/expense, and cash flow), and a short explanation of a balance sheet. Join Ute Westphal, SBDC, on Thursday, May 3, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Business-focused Library Services & Colonial Lunch
Learn how to find sales leads, access software training and what tools are available when Business Librarian Chris Flood demonstrates library resources on Friday, May 4, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy free, delicious wraps and salads from Colonial Café. Registration required.
For questions or to register, call 630-584-0076 x215, or to contact business reference librarian Chris Flood, email: cflood@scpld.org .   

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 Non-Profit Organization whose sole funding is from Membership Contributions.  The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce does not receive any City, County, State or Federal Funding.  Chambers of Commerce direct their efforts at promoting the common economic interests of all the commercial enterprises in a given community.  We appreciate our Member's contributions to our Organization through Membership Contributions, Sponsorships and Event Attendance.