November 2017


of the Month 


Board of Directors
Craig Larsen
Sharon Spero
Vice Chairman
Money Mailer of Fox Valley

Ryan Anderson
HighWire  Networks


Dave Broz
Railside Citrus Insurance Agency
Tory Haines
Haines & Associates
Leah Hoppes
Vision Force Marketing 

Bill Johnson
BMO Harris Bank

Pete LaSalle
Creative Business Authority

Steve Martin
First State Bank

Rob Mondi
Abby's Breakfast & Lunch

Wendy Taylor-Santucci

Rita Tungare

Interim Director
Lauren Lowitzki  
Administrative Assistant
 Johanna Kistner 
Special Events & Marketing

Craig Lee
Membership Retention 
Our Distingui shed Members

Inland Bank

The Pride Beer & Wine Plus Spirits
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center
Vintage 53
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.


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Building a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership . 

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Membership Breakfast


Small Business Academy   


25N Coworking After Hours Mixer
Word from the Board 

Membership Breakfast
T hu rsday, November 2nd is the date of our annual Member Breakfast at the St. Charles Country Club.  The  Mem b er Breakfast is an outstanding opportunity for you to meet and network with your fellow Chamber of C om me rce m embers.  It is a time to  share best practices and business ideas as well as catch up with o ld friends.  We'll  di scuss the current state of the Chamber and introduce the chairman of each committee who will share their  committee goals and provide you with an overview of their mission.  Speaking of which, I strongly encourage you to join a committee. It's 
a great way to get involved and get the most out of your Chamber membership. The more people who are involved in the Chamber the stronger it becomes which 
benefits all of us.  In addition, we'll present our Rookie and Member of the Year awards to those individuals who go  above and beyond to help the chamber and its  fellow members in any way that they can.  These members serve as a model for all  of us to follow.  Personally, my favorite part of the member breakfast is the friendly  competition among the table sponsors.  Each year members sponsor a  table which they decorate to reflect their individual business.  I am continually impressed wit h the creativity of our members.  Their creativity reflects the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce making it the premier  Chamber in Il linois.  I can't wait to see you November 2nd.

Ryan Anderson 
Account Executive
HighWire Networks 

Ribbon Cutting
Nothing Bundt Cakes 
1086 Commons Dr, Geneva, IL 60134
Nothing Bundt Cakes had a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of opening another Bundt Cake in the Geneva Commons. There were a variety of flavorful and colorful mini bundt cakes that had everyone coming back for a second sample! 

Ribbon Cutting
Cheer Alliance   
731 N 17th St #7, St Charles, IL 60174

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce gave a warm welcome to Cheer Alliance at their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 12th! Mayor Raymond Rogina was able to join us as well! In addition to the ceremony, the cheetah cheerleaders performed a special routine for everyone!  

Ribbon Cutting 
Century 21 Affiliated 
310 S 1st St, St Charles, IL 60174

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce joined Century 21 Affiliated for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on a beautiful fall evening. And what better way to kick off the fall season than with a free pumpkin giveaway! 


Ribbon Cutting 
ACE Relocation Systems 
1543 Hecht Dr, Bartlett, IL 60103

The St. Charles Chamber gave a warm welcome to the new ACE Relocation Systems located in Bartlett! The Ribbon Cutting ceremony included appetizers, refreshments, raffle prizes and giveaways! 


Legislative City Update 
Royal Fox Country Club
4405 Royal and Ancient Dr, St. Charles, IL 60174

The St. Charles Chamber Legislative Committee hosted their Annual City Update at the Royal Fox Country Club. Topics included new city and economic development plans. Alderman Dan Stelleto from BEI Properties and Mayor Ray Rogina did an excellent job of explaining these plans in greater detail.

There were a variety of businesses that came to the event to display their business and their marketing literature. 

-City Of St. Charles
-Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
-St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
-St. Charles History Museum 
-St. Charles Park District 
-St. Charles Public Library

    YPC 5th Annual Foxtoberfest 
Pub 47
1890 W Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174

The Young Professionals had yet again another successful Foxtoberfest this year! The event included a beer tasting from Scorched Earth Brewing Company, a variety of upscale pub food, free beer glass give away and signature T-shirt!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors for being apart of such a exciting evening! 

Main Event Sponsor- BeSpoke Dental
T-Shirt Sponsor- Alexanders Cafe
Tasting Glass Sponsor- Prairie State Water Solutions 
Tasting Sponsors- TriCity Family Services, OnPath Financial, Improve Technologies, Solace Divorce Mediation
      WBC Progressive Networking Luncheon 
Hilton Garden Inn 
4070 East Main Street, St Charles, IL 60174

The Women's Business Council hosted a Progressive Networking Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles! The event included fun marketing game in the beginning along with raffle prices and more! New members to the WBC were recognized and given the opportunity to stand up and share more about themselves and their business.!
City News


Scammers Posing as City Employees Target St. Charles Businesses
St. Charles , Ill. (Oct. 12, 2017) - The City's Utility Billing Division has been alerted to a possible scam involving individuals posing as City Employees and requesting payment in exchange for services, then offering a reimbursement plan.
A local business owner was recently approached at his business by an individual claiming to be a representative of the City. The individual offered to replace all lights in the building with LEDs for $25,000 up front. The individual then claimed that the City would reimburse the business for the cost through a payment plan, and that the business could save money on their utility bills by taking this offer.
Please be aware that this is a scam, as the City does not have any type of reimbursement plans for businesses that switch over to LEDs, and City employees would not demand payment up front for any service. 
Additionally, City employees are required to wear City-branded uniforms and carry employee identification badges. If you have any doubts about an individual claiming to be a representative of the City, please ask to see their identification.
Please contact the City's Utility Billing Division at 630.377.4426 or with any questions.
About the City of St. Charles
City of St. Charles Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. Friendly neighborhoods, unique architecture, beautiful parks, cultural amenities and innovative schools have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the "150 Great Places in Illinois," by the AIA Illinois; and one of the "Top 10 Towns To Live In" by West Suburban Living magazine.
Businesses of the Month  
Sterling Bank 
Sterling Bank  
360 S 1st St, 
St. Charles, IL 60174  
Urban Counter 

The Pride BEER & Wine Plus Spirits
1840 Bricher Rd,
St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 402-9026

The Valcort Group
214 West River Dr.
St. Charles
(630) 587-6000

Cellular Sales - Verizon Wireless
3848 E. Main St.
St. Charles
(847) 258-3437

1st Place Chiropractic
1750 E. Main St., Ste 140
St. Charles
(630) 584-5200

St. Patrick's Church
6N487 Crane Rd.
St. Charles
(630) 338-8000

LDJ Cleaning Services
PO Box 6224
(630) 291-5435

Fox Clinical Services
2580 Foxfield Rd., Suite 101
St. Charles
(630) 797-9332

Owens & Associates Counseling & Therapy Center, LLC
9241 S. Route 31
Lake in the Hills
(847) 854-4333

Chesterbrook Academy
600 Courtyard Drive
St. Charles
(630) 513-8282
Lean Leadership Center
1490 Iroquois Avenue
St Charles
(708) 362-1664

Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center (FVEC)
140 1st St.
Water Street Studios
160 S. Water St.
(630) 761-9977

Hain For Kane Sheriff
239 Caledonian Ave
Sugar Grove
(630) 361-4696

Marmion Academy
1000 Butterfield Rd.
(630) 897-6936

Tri-Cities Soccer Association
PO Box 477
St. Charles
(630) 377-1101

25N Coworking
(630) 409-1030
41 North Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Clinic, P.C
St. Charles
(630) 549-7870
A-1 Airport Limousine Service, Inc.
(630) 377-3805
Affordable Party Tent Rentals, Inc.
(630) 587-2955
American Family Insurance - Bibiana Duarte Agency
St. Charles
(630) 377-3302
Bank of America Home Loans
St Charles
(630) 513-4800
Batir Architecture Ltd
St Charles
(630) 513-5109
Bike Rack, Inc.
St Charles
(630) 584-6588
Cherry Creek Mortgage Company
St Charles
(630) 762-9600
DeJames Builders, Inc.
(847) 488-9801
Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center
St Charles
(630) 584-7200
Diamondaire, The
St. Charles
(630) 355-7464
El Puente Restaurant
St Charles
(630) 377-8884
EverGreen Landscape Associates, LLC
(630) 584-1989
Family Flooring America
St. Charles
(630) 584-9300
Finery & Blacksmith Bar, The
St. Charles
(630) 940-2380
Fox Valley Ice Arena and Fitness Center
(630) 262-0690
Frank Advisory Services, Inc.
St Charles
(630) 513-1337
Frank's Employment, Inc.
St Charles
(630) 584-0820
Geneva Lions Club
(847) 544-6878

Ginger Root Hair Salon
Carol Stream
(630) 584-0500
Heritage Radon Mitigation Services, Inc.
St Charles
(630) 377-9156
Hotel Baker
St Charles
(630) 584-2100
iMPACT Business Coaching, Inc.
(847) 544-6878
Just For Paws
St. Charles
(630) 549-7845
Kane County Farm Bureau
St. Charles
(630) 584-8660
McGrath Honda - St. Charles
St Charles
(630) 443-6400
Mixology Salon Spa
St. Charles
Neurofibromatosis Midwest
St. Charles
(630) 945-3562
OFFICE Dining & Spirits, The
St. Charles
(630) 549-0287
Olive Garden
St Charles
(630) 443-1122
Smitty's on the Corner
St Charles
(630) 762-1080
St. Charles Bank & Trust Company
St Charles
(630) 377-9500
St. Charles Community Unit School District #303
St. Charles
(331) 228-2000
Standard Wash
St. Charles
(630) 549-0124
Summers Real Estate, LLC
(630) 232-7555
The Pride of St. Charles
(630) 443-9707
The State Bank of Geneva
(630) 232-3200
Vanishing Ink Laser Aesthetics Center
St. Charles
(630) 549-7440
Vons Electric, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 377-8667

Warwick Publishing Company
St. Charles
(630) 584-3871
White Oak Family Wellness
St. Charles
(630) 442-0057
Windy City Amusements, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 443-4547

Wunderlich Securities, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 463-9250

Wednesday November 1st
Small Business Academy
Defying Murphy's Law- Building a Sustainable Business
216 S. Riverside Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, November 2nd
Membership Breakfast
St. Charles Country Club 
1250 Country Club Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, November 7th
Ribbon Cutting
Just for Paws 
40W160 Campton Crossings Dr f, St. Charles, IL 60175
Tuesday, November 9th 
Ribbon Cutting
Eden On The River
1 N. Illinois, St. Charles IL 
Wednesday, November 15th
Business GPS-Where are you going & How to get there. 
216 S. Riverside Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, November 16th
Membership Success Seminar
Chamber Board Room  
216 S. Riverside Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, November 16th 
After Hours Mixer
25N Coworking 
25N River Ln. Geneva, IL 60134 
Tuesday, November 28th
3834 E. Main St. St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, November 30th
Ribbon Cutting
1400 Lincoln Hwy.

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 for all of the following Chamber Business's for making Referrals of the following Business's!! 

  • BEI referred Water Street Studios
  • Community Therapy Services referred Fox Clinical Services
  • Schooley Mitchell referred Juice +
  • Schooley Mitchell referred LDJ Cleaning
  • P&F Business Advisors referred Doc's Heating and Cooling 

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If you'd like to advertise in our next Newsletter, please contact the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce at
(630) 584-8384 or email  Business card ads, pdf picture ads and Word document ads are all welcome.  (There is a charge for Newsletter Ads.)
BEI Properties

Pheasant Run 

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.