January 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 Assistant
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. 
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Membership Success Seminar    
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Contact the Chamber Office for more information on Purchasing Ad Space for our February Newsletter.
Phone: 630.584.8384
E-mail: marketing@stcharleschamber.com  
WBC Luncheon 


Word from the Board 
Join Us for The Chambers Award Ceremony 

It's hard to believe that 2018 is already upon us. The St. Charles Chamber Board of Directors and staff wish you a Happy New Year. We welcome you to join us at the upcoming 96th Annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner to be held on February 2nd at the Q Center from 6-9:30pm. This is an opportunity to celebrate the success of our members and the community by honoring the Charlemagne winner and the milestones and achievements of business in St. Charles. During Charlemagne, we are hosting a " Meet and Greet" Cocktail Reception to give you the opportunity to get to know our new President and CEO, Jim Di Ciaula. I look forward to seeing you there!

This year we are excited to collaborate with you to grow the economy and build our community. As part of our strategic planning process, the Board of Directors met in the spring and fall of 2017 to develop goals and key objectives. The focus is on the future of the Chamber as a relevant hub of community influence not only for traditional business issues, but on the overall financial health and well- being of the community.

To that our goal is to grow the chamber to 775 members by the end of 2021. This is a big goal requiring 31 net new members per year. For 2018 and beyond there are 4 key objectives to support that goal:

1. Create Key partnerships and strong collaboration within the community with a strong connection between business, government and the community, with the Chamber at the center.
2. Increase brand awareness through marketing and promotions.
3. Elevate the relevance of the Chamber within our community.
4. Position the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce to support the vision and long-term goals and objectives. 

I wish the community and businesses a prosperous 2018! 

 Sharon Spero 
Chamber Chairman 
Franchise Owner 
Money Mailer of Fox River Valley 

Ribbon Cutting
AHC Advisors 
380 S 1st St, St Charles, IL 60174
The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to join AHC Advisors Ribbon Cutting and give them a warm welcome to the Chamber Community. Mayor Raymond Rogina was able to be a part of this celebration, in addition to everyone who attended. There were refreshments and appetizers along with AHC Advisors wine glasses for all the guests who attended.

Ribbon Cutting
DRM European Cafe & Delicatessen
610 E. Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174

If you are looking for a heartwarming story about a family bringing Eastern European Cuisine to the community then this is the Ribbon Cutting for you. The St. Charles Chamber and Mayor Raymond Rogina welcomed the Migo Family the Chamber. There were refreshments and eastern European Cuisine.


WBC Holiday Party 
Dunham Woods Riding Club 
33w333, Army Trail Rd, Wayne, IL 60184

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council hosted their Annual Holiday Party at Dunham Woods Riding Club. All the guests enjoyed a cozy evening with networking, cocktails, Christmas music and a variety of hors d'oeuvers at this hidden gem. 

Special Thank you to our Snow Flake Sponsors of the Evening 
-Green Scene 
-Solutions Networking
-Koehler, Koehler Inc. 

And Congratulations to Brian Breedlove from Schooley Mtchell for being the winner of the 50/50 Raffle!



YPC Ugly Holiday Sweater Mixer  
Main Street Pub 
204 W Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

  The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Young Professional's Council hosted their Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Mixer at Main Street Pub in St. Charles. There was upscale pub food, cash bar and a fun networking yet competitive game to determine the winner of the ugliest sweater. 

Special Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped support our YPC Event that evening! 
Main Event Sponsor: Solutions Networking
Trophy Sponsor: Cross Country Mortgage
Appetizer Sponsor: Main Street Pub

After a close tie from two very ugly sweater Olympians the Ugly Sweater Trophy was awarded too Tracy Minnec! Congratulations Tracy!
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Contact the Chamber Office for more information on Purchasing Ad Space for our February Newsletter.
Phone: 630.584.8384
E-mail: marketing@stcharleschamber.com  
Businesses of the Month  
Brighton Gardens Assisted Living 
Brighton Gardens Assisted Living 
 600 Dunham Rd, 
St. Charles, IL 60174
Hawk Ford Of St. Charles 

Hawk Ford Of St. Charles 
2525 E Main St,
St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 443-8500
Suburban Real Estate Services
387 Shuman Blvd., Suite 130W
(630) 778-1800
Kane County Clerk, John A.Cunningham
719 S.Batavia Ave. Bldg.B
(630) 232-5950
Club Pilates
142 S 1st St.
St. Charles
(630) 283-3700
Country Financial - Susan Peterson
1190 E. Washington St.
(847) 231-1156
Phoenix Outdoors Inc.
P.O. Box 602
St. Charles
(630) 528-7958
Northwest Property & Financial Management Corporation
429 Kirk Rd. #100
(815) 459-9187
CalAtlantic Homes at Anthem Heights
1141 East Main St., Suite 108
East Dundee
(630) 524-2955


Thursday, January 11th 
Membership Success Seminar 
Chamber Board Room
216 S. Riverside Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, January 18th
Ribbon Cutting
Lux Dance Studio 
1 Illinois Street, Suite 120 St. Charles
Tuesday, January 23rd 
The New Tax Reform Act- What to Expect in 2018
Chamber Board Room 
216 S. Riverside Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, January 23rd
Ribbon Cutting 
Cross Country Mortgage 
116 E. Main Street St. Charles
Thursday, January 25th
WBC Luncheon
200 S 2nd 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 Jen Mitchell From Solace Divorce Mediation for referring Brannick Clinic of Natural Medicine.



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