Charlemagne Award Dinner, a picture perfect night of many surprises, businesses celebrated and one Charlemagne Award winner announced. We would like to thank everyone who attended this year, our sponsors and our volunteers.
The "Legend of the Four Son's of Charlemagne," written by C.V. Amenoff who served as Mayor of St. Charles from 1969 to 1973 has had a long history being associated with the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce's prestigious Charlemagne award. The Charlemagne Award is given to those individuals who have accomplished so much in life; however, have demonstrated what it means to give back to the community.
2015 Charlemagne Award Winner
John Hoscheit of Hoscheit, McGuirk, McCracken and Cuscaden
John has served the community through the many boards and committees he has been a part of. His services and commitments for the City of St. Charles, Kane County Forest Preserve, St. Charles Park District and many other organizations has assisted in beautifying our community.
The Following is a recap of his service to the community
IAPD Board of Trustees
Kane County Finance and Budget Committee
Kane County Labor Management Committee
Kane County Board Member
Riverboat Grant Committee
St. Charles Park District Board Member
Alderman for the City of St. Charles
Kane County Forest Preserve President
The evening also carried with it other prestigious award winners such as:
L.E.A.P. Award (Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, Professionalism) Winner
Kate Sullivan, Neighbors Magazines, as the winner for this award for 2015
Ed Brooks of DiGiovine, Hnilo, Jordan + Johnson, Ltd.
Civic Image Award Winners:
The Civic Image Award was created in 1993 to recognize members of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce for humanitarian efforts, personal projects outside business, and civic projects, which brings positive benefits to our community.
City of St. Charles
Downtown St. Charles Partnership
Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau
St. Charles Community Unit School District #303
St. Charles Park District
Community Image Award Winners:
Community Image awards are given each year to members of the Chamber who have made significant improvements to their business property.
Abby's Breakfast & Lunch
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Giant Fox Valley
My Recess Therapy
Rocket Fizz - St. Charles
St. Charles T-Mobile
The Finery & Blacksmith Bar
Community Development Award Winners:
The Community Development Awards were established in 1989 to recognize significant investment in the business community by a member of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. The award is given for new construction, extensive remodeling or expansion, and historical renovation projects.
Brighton Gardens of St. Charles
Discount Tire - Randall Road
Ryland Homes at Remington Glen
Shakou St. Charles
Strohschein Law Group
Congratulations to Businesses Celebrating Anniversaries:
90 Years: Forest Preserve District of Kane County
, Warwick Publishing Company
, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center
70 Years: Anderson Enterprises- St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats
40 Years: Salerno's on the Fox
35 Years: Hestrup Family Wellness
30 Years: A & M Sheet Metal Heating & Cooling
, DuKane Contract Services, Inc.
, State Street Jewelers
Streng Design and Advertising
25 Years: Animal Medical Clinic of St. Charles
, Damico Paving & Sealcoating
, Nissan of St. Charles
, Prose Orthodontics
Sum Total Financial Management, Inc.
20 Years: AHC Advisors, Inc.
, EverGreen Landscaping
, NOVIX Network Specialists, Inc.
, Total Electric Controls & Maintenance
10 Years: 3-D Home Inspection, Inc.
, Baltria Corporation
, Creative Business Authority
, Field of Dreams Horse Rescue & Adoption
, Neighbors Magazines
, One Salon & Bridal Company
, P & F Business Advisors, Inc.
, Sperry Van Ness Landmark / Neil Johnson
, Suzanne Denee Salon & Day Spa
, The LaCava Center for Alternative and Integrative Medicine
, UPS Store
Vons Electric, Inc.
5 Years: Bancroft, Richman & Goldberg, LLC
, Colonial Life
, Fox Valley Home Staging and Redesign, Inc.
, Jeans & A Cute Top Shop
, Kimmer's Ice Cream
, Rx Automotive
, Spry Consulting, Inc.
, The OFFICE Dining & Spirits
Thank You Gift Basket Donors
41 North Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Clinic, P.C; Abby's Breakfast & Lunch; All Things Art; AMLI at St. Charles; Arcada; Archer Promotional Products; Beardsley's Barbershop; Buona; Chicago Steel Hockey Team; Classic Cinemas Charlestowne Cinema 18; Colonial Café; Country House ; Courtyard Marriott; Culvers; Debbie Gurley, Miscella Real Estate & Mishel Downie, NOVIX Network Specialists; DePaw University Canine Campus; Diamondaire; Downtown St. Charles Partnership; Dreams Dance Academy; Dunkin Donuts; Edward Jones- Taylor Garner; Elgin Community College; Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra; EverGreen Landscape Associates, LLC; Fermilab; Filling Station Pub & Grill; FocalPoint Business Coaching; Fox River Tire & Auto; Fox Valley Home Staging; Galena Garlic; Ginger Root Hair Salon; Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream; Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center ; Hestrup Family Wellness; Hilton Garden Inn; Integrative Family Healthcare; Jeans and a Cute Top Shop; Mathnasium of St. Charles; MCC Technology; MEDFITNESS; Midwest Groundcovers; Nick's Pizza & Pub; On The Beaton Path ; One Salon and Bridal ; PEAK Development Strategies; Penrose; Rocket Fizz- St. Charles; Ruffners; Salon Aggape; Shakou St. Charles; St. Charles Bowl; St. Charles Dental ; St. Charles Florist ; St. Charles Park District ; Standard Wash; State Street Jewelers; Team Tom & Leslie REMAX/Excels; The Bike Rack; The Office; Town House Books and Café; West Suburban Limousine Inc; Wok n' Hot; XSport Fitness