February 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
The Pride Stores of St. Charles
The Sanctuary Healing Gardens & Spa
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center
West Valley Graphics & Print, Inc. 
Mission Statement
The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce is an inclusive and active membership organization that helps its members grow their businesses, their business knowledge, and business connections.


Vision Statement  
Building a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership . 

Stay Connected with the Chamber

Like us on Facebook 

View our profile on LinkedIn

View on Instagram

What's Happening At The St. Charles Chamber?
Home   .   Members   .   Member Login   .   Contact Us 

Chamber News 
 Thank you for everyone who attended the 96th Annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner! 

Charlemagne Award Winner: Clint Hull

Membership Update

-Membership Referral Program Launching March 1st (see details further down in the newsletter) 

-Based on a 2017 membership fee study 
effective April 1st the following fees schedule  will  take effect. 
Business Members: $325
Bronze Membership: $600
Non-Profit: $125
*All other memberships will remain the same* 
- Introducing New Member Benefit:
"Talk it up Tuesdays"

*Click on the images below for more information and to register*

Facility Safety & Active Shooter Response    
Business Name     

Contact the Chamber Office for more information on Purchasing Ad Space for our February Newsletter.
Phone: 630.584.8384
E-mail: marketing@stcharleschamber.com  
Firestone After Hours Mixer 


Member-to-Member Meet & Greet 


WBC Luncheon 


Legislative Tax Reform 


Have you Logged into your Chamber Account!? 


Member Referral Program 

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




 Member Referral Program     

Word from the Board 

A Word from the Board - Steve Martin
It's a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. I am not making that up. This is an excellent organization, with a great staff and a tremendous number of committed and hard-working volunteers serving in many ways.
For example, much of the behind-the-scenes work of the Chamber is done through its committees, all comprised of volunteers giving of their time and efforts to make your Chamber experience more meaningful and valuable.
One of those committees is the Legislative Committee and I'm pleased to serve again as the Board liaison to this committee.
The Legislative Committee seeks out legislative issues from the local to the national level that may be of interest to our Chamber's membership. Further, we host a number of programs for Chamber members throughout the year, featuring a variety of speakers and elected officials representing government at the local, county, state and national level.
Check the Chamber Newsletter and emails for dates and details on the Legislative Mixer, the City Update, the Kane County Update, the State Update, the Federal Update, and a Legislative "Hot Topic." Attending these programs give you a chance to hear what's happening and to have your voice heard.
I look forward to seeing you at one or more of the Legislative Committee's programs and maybe some of the many ribbon-cutting ceremonies through the year.
Steve Martin
Chamber Board Director
Vice President
First State Bank
620 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 5 84- 4433

Ribbon Cutting
LUX Dance Studio  
1 Illinois St Suite 120, St Charles, IL 60174
The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to join LUX Dance Studio's entertainment packed ribbon cutting! There was appetizers and refreshments along with a special dance performance at the end.  

Ribbon Cutting
Cross Country Mortgage 
116 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Raymond Rogina were able to join Cross Country Mortgage Ribbon Cutting. The cold didn't stop anyone from celebrating this achievement!  


WBC Luncheon
200 S 2nd St, St Charles, IL 60174

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council hosted their monthly Luncheon at Francesca's. Leah Hoppes from Vision Force Marketing was the special guest speaker. She discussed the importance of your business's marketing plan, what kind of audience you are trying to reach and if that fits with your business's message. 

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsors!!
Illinois Velocity Restoration & IHT Wealth Management 
City News


Businesses of the Month  
Advanced Disposal 
Advanced Disposal    
1660 Hubbard Ave. 1st Floor
Batavia, IL 60510-1389
(630) 587-8282
Firestone Complete Auto Care (East) 

At Firestone Complete Auto Care we understand that no one looks forward to the time when their vehicle needs attention. That's why we've been committed to providing the right solutions since 1926, one customer at a time. From maintenance services, like oil changes, to repairs and tires, our teams of professionals understand cars and they understand the people who drive them. We use advanced technology and offer quality products from brands you trust - all of which add up to a total car care experience.  And it's all backed by the strongest nationwide warranties available.
Firestone Complete Auto Care does more than provide you with high-quality maintenance, repairs and tires. We're involved in a wide variety of programs that improve the lives of individuals and the communities we call home.  By partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of America, we empower BGCA to serve more members, more often. The partnership ensures every kid and teen is engaged productively during out-of-school time, learning essential lessons outside the classroom.
There are two convenient Firestone Complete Auto Care locations in St Charles to serve you... 1645 E Main St (just east of Tyler Rd) and 2225 W Main St (at the corner of Main St and Randall Rd).  Both locations are open 7 days a week to serve you.  Call us at 1-800-LOCATE US or visit online at FirestoneCompleteAutoCare.com.  At Firestone Complete Auto Care we're committed to keeping your car running newer, longer.

Firestone Complete Auto Care
1645 East Main St.
St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 338-0889

3865 Swenson Ave.
St Charles, IL 60174-3437
(630) 587-2918
Financial Planning 
Country Financial-Susan Peterson 
1190 E. Washington St.
(847) 231-1156
Art Girl
2854 Overbeck Lane
West Chicago
(630) 846-8665        

O'Flaherty Law
5002 Main St., Suite 201
Downers Grove        
(630) 324-6666
Caliber Home Loans-Kelly Hayes          
3N550 Locust Ave
West Chicago
(630) 699-0099

Citizens to Elect Judge Elizabeth Flood
400 North Ave
St. Charles
(630) 312-0273

Winninger Enterprises/ Baird & Warner
573 W Barberry Circle                                  
(630) 364-8849

Papa John's
11480 Sparrow Dr.
(630) 513-7272


Tuesday, February 13th
Facility Safety Active Shooter Presentation 
City Hall 
2 Main St, St Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, February 15th 
After Hours Mixer
Firestone Mixer  
1645 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, February 20th
 Member to Member Meet & Greet
Club Arcada- Speakeasy & Showroom   
105 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, February 22nd 
WBC Luncheon 
The Finery & Blacksmith Bar 
305 W Main St, St Charles, IL 60174
Friday, February 23rd

Ed Brooks Legislative Tax Reform
City Hall 
2 Main St, St Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, March 13th 
Ribbon Cutting 
Cal Atlantics 
Thursday, March 15th 
YPC St. Patrick's Day Mixer
McNally's Irish Pub 
Thursday, March 22nd
Membership Success Seminar
Chamber Board Room 
216 Riverside Avenue 
St. Charles IL 60175 
Thursday, March 22nd 
WBC Luncheon 
Hotel Baker 
100 W Main St, 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 Clint Hull for referring
"Citizens to Elect Judge Elizabeth Flood"
Hot Deal 

Get a FREE Business Directory website banner ad 
  Contact the Chamber Office at 630-584-8384 for more information or how to sign up.
*Must mention this ad when applying, For New Members only.
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 

Purchase multiple gift certificates in $5 denomination from $10 through $25.  To view where to purchase gift certificates and a list of participating merchants click link below 

Shop Local - Available All Year Long

      Gift Certificate
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, along with your fellow chamber members, to share ideas and insights on relevant topics facing your business  at Talk it Up Tuesdays.  This round table discussion forum will take place on the third Tuesday of each month, starting March 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber Offices.  The first topic for discussion will be on successes and challenges you face leveraging social media for your business.   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.

BEI Properties

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.