July 2019 Chamber Newsletter
Message From Jim
Revised Communication Strategy
Last month we released a survey about our new Communication Strategy, and asked you for your feedback and concerns. We have taken the time to go over that feedback as a staff team, and have made adjustments to our original proposal. Please see the Revised Communications Strategy Here . We will be doing a test run of this strategy for the first two weeks of August, and again invite your feedback. If you have any questions or comments, please email Jim.
Tool + Resource Highlight
New Library + Resource Center!
If you have been in the Chamber office in the last few weeks, you may have noticed a few updates that we have made. In addition to adding some better seating, and a coffee bar to our main lobby area, we have also created a library + resource center! We invite you to take advantage of this space for meetings, quiet work, or to just connect as members. Also, if you are an author or just a book enthusiast, we would love for you to donate business books to our library to share with other members. Please feel free to drop them by any time. Come and check out our revamped office if you have not yet already, we would love to see you!
Member Thoughts
Marijuana Impact on Illinois Employers
Chamber Member Jeffrey Risch of SmithAmundsen LLC, has written a very informative article on Recreational Marijuana and its Impact on Illinois Employers. Click Here to Read . You can also see examples of a D rug Free Workplace Program & Testing Policy and a Reasonable Suspicion Determination Checklist .

For more information on Legislative Updates and concerns, consider joining our Legislative Committee or attending our Legislative Events. Email our Committee Chair, Dave Frolicstein, for more information.
Community Corner
Fox Valley Food for Health Sunday Funday!
Fox Valley Food for Health is an excellent organization that provides meals and community education on food and cooking, focusing on healthy choices, while partnering with other local organizations. Read more about them here.

 You can support our program by visiting and donating at foxvalleyfoodforhealth.org or come to our First Annual Sunday Fundy event at Penrose Brewing. Enjoy the warm weather, cold drinks all while supporting a great mission.
Aug. 4 th 12-4 pm
Penrose Brewing
Tickets $30
Businesses of the Month
Our Businesses of the Month Program Celebrates our Distinguished Members, through a promotional video, written articles, social media presence, and a display in the Chamber office. We look forward to spending 2019 sharing an inside look of these businesses with our Chamber Family and the Community.
Read Here about what Knox Allstate has to offer, and how to find the best agent for you.
Read Here about Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery and the exciting event we have coming up on September 13 + 14!
Read Here about the history of St. Charles Bank & Trust, and their commitment to the community.

Featured Board Member of the Month
Debbie Gurley

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
202 Campbell St., Ste 1A
Geneva, IL 60134

Click here to read Debbie's article on her experience with the Chamber
Highlighted Members