November 2016


of the Month 

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

Ryan Anderson
HighWire  Networks

Leah Hoppes
Vision Force Marketing

Wendy Taylor-Santucci
Sacha Urban
TriCity Family Services
Colleen Noe
Intergrative Family Healthcare

Jim Ringess
Shaw Media

Steve Martin
First State Bank

Bill Johnson
BMO Harris Bank

Rita Tungare


President & CEO
Special Events & Marketing
Christopher Nelson
Administrative Assistant
Membership Representative
Our Distingui shed Members


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95th Annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner
Save The Date- Friday, February 3rd, 2017


A Word from the Board - Treasurer- Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson
 Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 3rd as it is the date of our Annual Membership Breakfast at St. Charles Country Club.  The Membership Breakfast is one of the great opportunities that we, as a Chamber, have to celebrate on a large scale.  Our membership has grown significantly in recent years creating outstanding networking opportunities and has allowed the Chamber to offer advanced education and marketing workshops.  The Membership Committee, of which I'm a member, serves as the host and provides a platform for our Board Chairman, Craig Larsen, to address the current state of the chamber as well as introduce its goals for the coming year.  In addition, we'll introduce you to the Chamber staff and Board of Directors who are here to help you get the most out of your membership.  A great way to maximize your investment is to join a LEAD$ group or a committee all of which will be represented at the Breakfast.  Most importantly we'll present our Member and Rookie of the Year awards.  The Rookie of the Year recognizes a new member who has jumped in with both feet to get the most out their chamber membership.  Member of the Year is awarded to that special person who goes above and beyond to serve the Chamber.  They attend the ribbons cuttings, after hours events and lend a hand whenever it's needed.  With all of this going on the Membership Breakfast is sure to be an exciting event.  I look forward to seeing you November 3rd.  
Ryan Anderson
HighWire Networks 
(847) 341-8810 


Fox Valley Volkswagen
4050 E. Main Street, STC
The Chamber along with the City of St. Charles was thrilled to welcome Fox Valley Volkswagen to St. Charles. Their new facility took over a large space in St. Charles across from Pheasant Run and is a fantastic addition to the other businesses on the east side of St. Charles. Make sure to visit them when shopping for a new vehicle!

International Medical Massage Association
2210 Dean St. Unit E1, STC
Chamber members gathered to welcome International Medical Massage Association to the Chamber! They provide medical massage for conditions primarily but not limited to: All manner of back, shoulder, hip, knee pain and rehabilitation. Also they are experts in Migraines/tension headaches, carpal tunnel, TMJ , plantar fasciitis. Welcome to St. Charles and congrats on opening this wonderful practice!

Mixology Salon Spa
116 W. Main Street, STC
Mixology moved into downtown St. Charles and filled a building that had been vacant for some time. The build out for this Salon Spa is beautiful and we are pleased to see another store front in our downtown filled with an amazing business! Make sure to check out their art gallery in addition to their salon that includes a separate personal men's grooming area.


City of St. Charles Update & St. Charles Organization Exhibits Luncheon
Royal Fox Country Club, 4405 Royal & Ancient Drive, STC
This year we invited St. Charles organizations to set up tables before the luncheon to provide information about what they have going on, updates and projects they are working on. This was a great addition to this event and we would like to thank; Downtown St. Charles Partnership, Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. Charles Park District, St. Charles Public Library, and River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles.  Mayor Ray Rogina and First Ward Alderman Dan Stellato were the perfect presenters to provide information on the happenings in St. Charles. The Mayor was pleased to provide an update that Fox Valley Volkswagen is currently open in St. Charles, and coming soon to Randall Road will be an Audi dealership. The updates about the Quad included news about Coopers Hawk and Starbucks being built in the out lots. They were also pleased to announce St. Charles received a 5 out of 5 rating in the America In Bloom National Award Program this year! Dan Stellato also updated the group on interesting information about the largest generation, Millennial's, including their lifestyle, spending and buying patterns. 

After Hours Mixer
Wunderlich Securities, Inc.
303 W. Main St, Suite 202, STC
Thank you to Wunderlich Securities for opening their doors to Chamber Members for an After Hours Mixer. There was a great opportunity to mix and mingle; fantastic appetizers and those who stopped by received a tour of their gorgeous location.  After Hours Mixers are a great way to introduce yourself to other Chamber Members, check out other Chamber Business locations, and have fun! Mark your calendars for our November Mixer at Inland Bank on the 17th!

WBC Business Luncheon
History of St. Charles Panel Discussion 
Salerno's on the Fox, 320 N. Second Street, STC
The theme for the Women's Business Council's October luncheon was "History of St. Charles." The luncheon was held at Salerno's on the Fox and featured a panel of St. Charles historians. Dr. Wayne Polek, a member of the Kane County Medical Society, talked about St. Charles' Medical History. Allison Costanzo from the St. Charles History Museum spoke about the Pottawatomi Native Americans and St. Charles', then Charleston, early settlers. Steve Martin from First State Bank, and longtime St. Charles resident, spoke about St. Charles' cultural and architectural history as well as St. Charles' generous benefactors. The WBC also raffled off a variety of prizes donated by businesses in the St. Charles area with all proceeds going to the WBC's third quarter charity: St. Charles History Museum.

YPC Foxtober Fest - Beer Tasting Event
Riverside Pizza , 102 E. Main Street, STC
The Young Professional Council held their Third Annual Foxtoberfest Craft Beer Tasting at Riverside Pizza & Pub. After the Main Event Sponsor, BeSpoke Dental Co of St. Charles, was introduced, the tasting was started! The attendees of this event tasted five Lagunita's Beers and ate wonderful food from Riverside Pizza.  Shirt Sponsor was The Hairy Ant; Tasting Glass Sponsor was Prairie State Water Solutions; and our Tasting Sponsors included; APM Designs, Doctors of Physical Therapy, Hoopis Financial Group, OnPath Financial - Kevin Brainerd, and Vanek, Larson & Kolb. Thank you to everyone who attended!
City News

Business of the Month  

221 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 549-2022
Business of the Month 
Schramm Construction Corporation started in 1992 as a general contractor with a vision to develop a commercial construction company that put people over construction and focused on the growth of our clients through providing a quality space in which to conduct their business. 
Through the years we have seen many ups and downs in the construction industry.  After surviving the downturn of 2008, Schramm Construction began the difficult process of rebuilding the company.  Keeping the original vision in mind, we strived to hire employees who put the client first and had a sense of ownership for each project contracted. 
We are proud to say, that we accomplished that goal and now have a strong team of experienced professionals from the top down who bring years of experience to all aspect of each project.  We continue to grow our network of quality, professional subcontractors throughout the Fox Valley area and strive to serve our clients and community with simultaneous success. 
Our portfolio is rich in diverse projects...  resorts, water parks, churches, industrial, clubhouses, apartments,  restaurants, schools, retail, medical and historical restoration.  We are currently working on several community projects, such as Dunham Castle, Baker Community Center, and The Quad Retail sites.  With our experienced staff we humbly bring our diverse knowledge along with our vitality and passion to partnership with our clients.
Schramm also believes in giving back to the community.  Fred Schramm serves on the board of directors for CASA Kane County and is involved in many other community endeavors.
Planning to build from the ground up, add on, or renovate? We can serve your needs from architect to ribbon cutting with a dedication and quality you will appreciate.
Visit our website at  and call us at 630-584-1200.

3520 Swenson Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-1200
The State Bank of Geneva
22 S. Fourth Street
(630) 232-3200
Vintage 53
162 S 1st Street
St Charles
(630) 536-4560
132 S First Street
St. Charles
(630) 443-9393
Lighthouse Recovery, Inc.
210 S 5th St., Unit 10
St. Charles
(630) 940-2468
Fox Valley Glass Inc
560 Lunt Ave
(630) 377-6277
Rivers Edge Crystals
303 N. 2nd St.
St. Charles
(630) 549-0521
Psychic Boutique
404 S. 2nd St. Suite A2
St. Charles
(630) 762-9500
K. Hovnanian Homes-Sagebrook
1991 Sagebrook Dr
South Elgin
(331) 701-7840
Re/Max All Pro - Bobbie Gerbrecht - Grayson
505 W. Main St
St. Charles
(630) 513-6100
Topgolf Naperville
3211 Odyssey Court
(630) 596-1000
Brunch Cafe
172 S. First Street
St. Charles
Wool and Company Fine Yarn
107A W. Main St
Saint Charles
(630) 444-0480
French Med Spa & Cryothèrapie
2020 Dean St. Suite B
St. Charles
(630) 797-5991

25 N Coworking
(630) 409-1030
Alarm Detection Systems
(630) 844-6300
American Family Insurance - Bibiana Duarte Agency
St. Charles
(630) 377-3302
Argo Manufacturing Company
(630) 377-1750
Bancroft, Richman & Goldberg, LLC
St. Charles
(312) 252-0400
DeJames Builders, Inc.
(847) 488-9801
Diamondaire, The
St. Charles
(630) 355-7464
Dreams Dance Academy
St. Charles
(630) 443-2181
Dunkin' Donuts - Lincoln Hwy
St. Charles
EverGreen Landscape Associates, LLC
(630) 584-1989
F. Cesario & Company
St. Charles
(630) 587-3812
Family Flooring America
St. Charles
(630) 584-9300
Filling Station Pub & Grill
St Charles
(630) 584-4414
Fox Valley Hands of Hope
(630) 232-2233
Fox Valley Home Staging and Redesign, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 715-3458
Frank's Employment, Inc.
St Charles
(630) 584-0820
Goldfish Swim School
St Charles
HealingSpace Medical Center
St. Charles
(847) 304-5526
Hoopis Group
(630) 857-3081
Horton & Vranas D.D.S.
St Charles
(630) 377-1010
Koehler Koehler, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 584-5225
Lavelle Law, Ltd.
(847) 705-7555
Le Belle Donne Salon & Day Spa
St. Charles
(630) 513-5673
Midwest Dental Implantology
St Charles
(630) 377-4677
Mobile Systems LLC
St. Charles
(630) 587-4100
Olive Garden
St Charles
(630) 443-1122
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa
St Charles
(630) 584-6300
Rocket Fizz - St. Charles
St. Charles
(630) 797-5889
Rookies All-American Pub & Grill
St Charles
(630) 513-0681
SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits
St. Charles
(630) 584-0172
Smitty's on the Corner
St Charles
(630) 762-1080
Spotted Fox Ale House
St. Charles
(630) 584-2239
St. Charles Arts Council
St. Charles
(630) 443-3794
St. Charles Pain and Wellness Center, LLC
St. Charles
(630) 513-7770
Standard Wash
St. Charles
(630) 549-0124
Szechwan Restaurant
St Charles
(630) 513-1889
The Humke Group, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 549-6262
TriCity Family Services
(630) 232-1070
UPS Store
St Charles
(630) 443-6610
Vanishing Ink Laser Aesthetics Center
St. Charles
(630) 549-7440
Village Squire Restaurant, The
South Elgin
(847) 931-0400
Vons Electric, Inc.
St. Charles
(630) 377-8667
Warwick Publishing Company
St Charles
(630) 584-3871


*Note:  As events can change or be rescheduled, always go to our Events Calendar  on our website for the most up-to-date listing of all Member and Chamber events.
Thursday, November 3rd    
St. Charles Country Club
1250 Country Club Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
Wednesday, November 9th  
11am- 1:30pm
The X Factor: Putting it All Together
City Municipal Building
2E Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Wednesday, November 9th  
406 38 th Aveue
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, November 10th     
Fun Republic
731 N 17th St, Unit 16
St. Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, November 15th     
1900 East Tyler Rd.#400
St. Charles, IL 60174
Wednesday, November 16th   
11:30am- 1:30pm
Holiday Inn & Suites
150 S. Gary Avenue
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Thursday, November 17th    
Chamber Office
216 S. Riverside Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, November 17th  
Inland Bank
1900 W. State Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Tuesday, November 22nd     
Abby's Breakfast & Lunch
11 N. 3rd St. #2
St. Charles, IL 60174
Thursday, November 24th  
Friday, November 25th  
*Office Closed*
Tuesday, November 29th  
Chamber Office
216 S. Riverside Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
Tuesday, November 29th  
Art Center of St. Charles
2422 West Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

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Check the Chamber Website Event Calendar for a complete listing of Chamber Member Events this month. 

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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.