July 2011 Newsletter. pub by wuyunyi


President & CEO
Lori Hewitt
Extension 13

Vice President of
Ann Dondelinger-Migatz

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Extension 10

                                                                 EVENT SCHEDULE
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Vice President of
Christine Manisco                                                   5:30 - 8 pm
                                                           On First Street
                                      July 12 - 19 - 26
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                                                                   Car Registration Begins at 5:00 pm

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St. Charles Chamber of Commerce       Classic Cars!                Call Lori Hewitt at (630) 584-8384
                                                                   or John Radman at (630) 639-1187
    3755 E. Main St., Suite 140                                    at RiverView Classic Car Club, Inc.
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
        Fax 630.584.6065
                                    “One Stop, One City, Countless Opportunities!”
                     City of St. Charles Announces
                     Rt. 64 Redevelopment Plans
                     The City of St. Charles recently announced
                     plans for the reconstruction of IL State Route 64
                     (East Main Street).
                       The first phase of this area-wide reconstruction   Hello again fellow Chamber Members!
                       project will launch in July as the City begins
                       public utility work. This will include the
replacement of the existing sanitary sewer main along IL 64 between       It’s July again, and my turn to write the
7th Avenue and Hunt Club Drive, and the installation of new water         newsletter article. One of our goals from the
mains on the adjoining streets. These upgrades, as well as upgrades
to private utility systems (NICOR, Cable TV, ComEd), are expected         Membership Committee in 2011 is making
to take place throughout the remainder of this year. Actual roadway       sure that you, the members, have as many
reconstruction is planned to be completed by the State of Illinois in
2012.                                                                     opportunities as we can create, host or
Letters were sent to properties in the reconstruction area and an         sponsor. Answer the following questions and
Open House was held to present the plans. For additional                  find out if you are taking advantage of the
information on the planned roadway and utility reconstruction work,
contact the Public Works Engineering Division Manager
                                                                          great opportunities.
James Bernahl, St. Charles Public Works Department, at
630-377-4405 or jbernahl@stcharlesil.gov.                                 Are you a new member? Have you attended a
                                                                          New Member Orientation? Have you attended
         City of St. Charles…..……………..….….www.stcharlesil.gov
         Building First Street…………………….www.1ststreetstc.org               a Networking Extravaganza? How about a
         St. Charles Community Website…….….www.st-charles.il.us
                    City Office Hours: M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm
                                                                          Ribbon Cutting or a Business After Hours?
                                                                          Don’t forget about the Summer Cruise Nites.
                                                                          See the event calendar for all these great
    Check out these sites!                                                ways and more, to expand your business
                                                                          connections. This year, we have more ways
                                                                          than ever for you to meet others and grow
                                                                          your business.

            http://insidestcharles.com/                                   Do you feel like you want to be more involved
                                                                          with the Chamber? We have room on all the
                                                                          Committees: Membership, Legislative, and
                                                                          Women’s Business Council. We also have
                                                                          three Leads groups. Please contact the
   www.visitstcharles.com                 www.dtown.org                   Chamber office to find out times and
                                                                          Later this year, we kick off Chamber of
                                                                          Commerce Week with the annual golf outing.
                  www.stcharleslibrary.org                                We’ve moved it to Pheasant Run Resort &
                                                                          Spa. Thursday of that week, we have the Open
                                                                          House at the Chamber office. You can come
                                                                          in and meet the office staff as well as enjoy
                                                                          samples from some of the local restaurants.
  www.st-charlesparks.org                  www.stcmuseum.org              Thanks for being a member! I look forward to
                                                                          seeing you at one of the upcoming events.
                                                                          Andy Weiland, Membership Board Liaison
Members are the lifeblood of our    INTERNET MARKETING             YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS                Farmers Insurance/
organization, and we are proud to   SERVICES                       CAMPTON UNITED                     Mark Hauser Agency
be at their service. We truly are   PRAIRIEWEB INTERNET            SOCCER CLUB                        Mark Hauser
“One Stop, One City, Countless      MARKETING                      Debbie Pezzuto                     521 Illinois Avenue
Opportunities.” Thank you to the    Brian Lewis                    38W498 Campton Hills Drive         St Charles, IL 60174-2152
following Members who have
                                    1585 Beverly Ct.               St. Charles, IL 60175              (630) 587-8722
chosen to invest in our Chamber.
                                    Aurora, IL 60502               Phone: (630) 377-9292
                                    Phone: (630) 393-1419          www.CamptonUnited.com              First American Bank
                                    www.pwim.com                                                      Marirose Requiron
Alyson Mals
                                                                                                      2901 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60175
                                    MOTORCYCLE SHOPS               Thank you to the following         St Charles, IL 60174-4290
                                    FOX RIVER HARLEY-              Members who have chosen to         (630) 547-8878
                                    DAVIDSON                       reinvest in our Chamber.
                                    Ozzie Giglio                                                      Fox Valley Sudden Values
Heidi Carin Cleary
                                    131 S. Randall Rd.             Al Piemonte St. Charles            Susan Huang
36W016 River Grange Rd.
                                    St. Charles, IL 60174          Chrysler Jeep & Dodge              1921 W. Wilson St. Suite 150
St. Charles, IL 60175
                                    Phone: (630) 584-8000          Todd Orielly                       Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: (630) 779-4704
                                    Fax: (630) 584-8160            1611 E. Main Street                (630) 247-7516
                                                                   St Charles, IL 60174-2343
                                    NEWSPAPERS                     (630) 513-5353                     Francesca's By The River, Inc.
ST. CHARLES FLORISTS                ELBURN HERALD                                                     Gabriela Barker
                                    Bo Smith                       Always Best Care                   200 S. Second Street
Bill Turner
                                    123 N. Main St.                of Kane County                     St Charles, IL 60174-2815
2701 W. Main St.
                                    Elburn, IL 60119               James Tait                         (630) 587-8221
St. Charles, IL 60175
                                    Phone: (630) 365-6446          1174 Corrigan St.
Phone: (630) 443-4770
                                    Fax: (630) 365-2251            Elburn, IL 60119                   Jeans & A Cute Top Shop
Fax: (630) 443-4788
www.flowersbystcharlesflorist.com   www.elburnherald.com           (630) 365-9755                     Richard Card
                                                                                                      26W248 Tuckaway Ct.
HOME IMPROVEMENT                    ST. CHARLES PATCH              Andy Weiland                       Winfield, IL 60190
TDH MECHANICAL                      Jackie Lobdell                 Montgomery, IL 60538               (630) 444-0999
Tim Hancz                           Aurora, IL 60502
1980 W. Main St.                    Phone: (630) 940-8868          Consignment Gallery                Jim Henry, Inc.
St. Charles, IL 60174               www.stcharles-il.patch.com     Susie Lavaja                       Amanda Conlon
Phone: (630) 549-0088                                              305 N. 2nd St.                     435 37th Ave.
www.tdhmechanical.com               REMODELING                     St. Charles, IL 60174              St Charles, IL 60174
                                    STONEBREAKER                   (630) 444-1402                     (630) 584-6500
INSURANCE                           BUILDERS & REMODELERS
RIVERSIDE INSURANCE                 Jennifer Stonebreaker          DuPage Airport Authority           MB Financial Bank
ASSOCIATES LLC                      40W360 Suite C La Fox Rd.      Anna Normoyle                      Lynn Pranga
Debra Tucholski                     St. Charles, IL 60175          2700 International Drive Ste.200   2607 Lincoln Highway
12 S. Riverside Drive               Phone: (630) 762-8838          West Chicago, IL 60185-1674        St Charles, IL 60175-1503
St. Charles, IL 60174               www.stonebreakerbuilders.com   (630) 584-2211                     (630) 797-9040
Phone: (630) 797-3700
Fax: (630) 797-3701                 RESTAURANTS                    Edward Jones Investments           Nickey Chicago, Inc.
www.riverside-ins.com               SLIDER FRANK’S                 Jonathan Gripe                     Stefano Bimbi
                                    Rob Mondi                      2325 Dean St., Suite 700           1930 Dean St.
THE J. FUNDERBURG                   2704 E. Main St.               St. Charles, IL 60175              St. Charles, IL 60174
AGENCY/FARMER’S INS.                St. Charles, IL 60174          (630) 584-7109                     (630) 377-1222
Jarid F. Funderburg                 Phone: (630) 444-1899
1450 American Ln., Ste. 2000        www.sliderfranks.com           Euclid Beverage, LTD               Nissan of St. Charles
Schaumburg, IL 60173                                               Sal Rumoro                         Fred Vargason
Phone: (630) 908-0730               VIRTUAL ASSISTANT              200 Overland Dr.                   2535 E. Main St.
Fax: (847) 517-1323                 ADMINISTRATIVE                 North Aurora, IL 60542             St Charles, IL 60174-2440
                                    SPECIALTIES                    (630) 801-2337                     (630) 584-3900
                                    Denise Distel
                                    5N037 E. Mary Drive            Euroquipe, LLC                     Novix Network Specialists, Inc.
                                    St. Charles, IL 60175          Brad Schrock                       Erich Schoen
                                    Phone: (630) 723-8441          601 Sidwell Court, Ste J           2000 W. Main Street, Unit J
                                    Fax: (630) 443-9537            St Charles, IL 60174-3419          St Charles, IL 60174-1773
                                                                   (630) 377-3774                     (630) 443-0036
Panera Bread
Julie Detwiler
2871 E. Main Street
St Charles, IL 60174-2490
(630) 513-1044

Rental Max
Sean McClain
2415 W. Main Street                                                                            Wild Fun Center
St Charles, IL 60174-1083                                                                      Mark Bukovsky
(630) 377-1567                                                                                 3800 E. Main St., #A102
                                                                                               St. Charles
Securities America                                                                             Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on
Ron Harczak                                                                                    June 3, 2011
2570 Foxfield Rd, Suite 101                                                                    The Wild Fun Center is your family entertainment
St Charles, IL 60174-1406                                                                      headquarters! Kids of all ages can celebrate their
(630) 513-4600                                                                                 special day with friends and family in one of their
                                                                                               three birthday party rooms. They feature 18 holes
Smitty's on the Corner                                                                         of miniature golf, two batting cages with slow and
Steve Smith                                                                                    fast pitching capabilities, as well as a variety of
15 E. Main Street                                                                              other games for your enjoyment. Their birthday
St Charles, IL 60174-1925                                                                      and party packages include pizza or hot dog meals,
                                                                                               your choice of two soft drink beverages and all the
(630) 762-1080
                                                                                               necessary utensils. Parties start at $12 per child.
Spare Wheels                   With over 10,000 square feet of space, the Wild Fun Center can accommodate small intimate gatherings of close
Transportation, Inc.           family and friends, up to large family reunions, fundraisers, tournaments or company team building exercises. The
Judy DeVoe                     owner of the Wild Fun Center, Mark Bukovsky, is very excited about opening this new club in Charlestowne Mall.
PO Box 3760                    “The convenience and value of the Wild Fun Center is second to none,” says Bukovsky. “Where else can you go for
St Charles, IL 60174           $5 for entertainment in the tri-cities area? Book your summer events and parties now and don’t worry about the
(630) 377-4637                 weather. Golf, play, eat, bat, or pitch, in dry, air-conditioned comfort!”

St. Charles Singers            More information is available at the Wild Fun Center, by calling 630-730-6072, or by visiting
                               www.wildfuncenter.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildfuncenterofstcharles.
Kay Kendall
311 N. Second St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 513-5272
                                                                                               Fox River Harley Davidson
St. Charles Township                                                                           Ozzie and Jill Giglio
Jerry Swanson                                                                                  131 S. Randall Road
1725 Dean Street                                                                               St. Charles
St Charles, IL 60174-1639                                                                      Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on
(630) 584-9342                                                                                 June 16, 2011
                                                                                               Harley riders and townsfolk are elated that Fox
St. Charles Toyota, Inc.                                                                       River H-D anchors the corner of Randall Rd &
Dennis Alf                                                                                     North Avenue. Harley dealerships draw consider-
2651 East Main St.                                                                             able business and tax revenue into the city they
St Charles, IL 60174                                                                           reside, and create a non-stop thrill for the riding and
                                                                                               overall community as they host countless
(630) 584-6655
                                                                                               fundraising and other events for their local patrons
                                                                                               and residents.
Tri-City Fitness
Susan Eichensehr               “We love riding, we love what riders do for the community…. and we love the expression of freedom it provides,”
1505 W. Main Street            states Jill Giglio. “My husband Ozzie is also a U.S. Military Commander, so ‘American Made’ also goes a long way
St Charles, IL 60174           with us. We’re thrilled to have purchased the St. Charles dealership, and all that it stands for to us and to other
(630) 513-2000                 Harley riders.”

Village of Campton Hills       Fox River Harley-Davidson is located at 131 South Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL. To learn more about Fox River
Ms. Patsy Smith                Harley-Davidson and its parent company, Windy City Dealership Group, go to www.foxriverhd.com.
40W115 Camptons Crossing Dr.
                               FRH-D is part of the Windy City Harley-Davidson Group, multi-recipients of Harley-Davidsons Silver and Gold
Campton Hills, IL 60175
                               Bar & Shield and Performance Awards. Windy City Harley-Davidson Dealership Network is composed of:
(630) 584-5700
                               Wild Fire Harley-Davidson, 120 W. North Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 www.wildfirehd.com 800-400- RIDE;
Vinothai's Restaurant          City Limits Harley-Davidson, 2200 N. Rand Rd., Palatine, IL, 60074, 888-400-RIDE www.citylimitshd.com,
Nattaya Vinotai                Illinois Harley-Davidson, 1301 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn, IL, 60402, 708-788-1300 www.ilharley.com,
3825 E. Main Street            Fox River Harley-Davidson, 131 South Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL, 60174, 630-584-8000 www.foxriverhd.com and
                               Windy City Harley-Davidson located at O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 3, Chicago, IL, 888-Terminal 3,
St Charles, IL 60174-2400
                               Chicago, IL, 888-WINDY50, www.windycityhd.com.
(630) 443-8461
Below is a synopsis of what’s going on at the Chamber for the month of July.
For complete details, please go to our Website at www.stcharleschamber.com
and to the Events Calendar to see a specific event/date. Reservations are
indicated for each event along with address and time. You must log-in to make
a reservation. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber at (630)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS - All Committee Meetings are held in the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.
Women’s Business Council                        Wednesday - July 6                                    3:00 pm
Legislative Committee                           Monday - July 11                                      3:00 pm
Paddleboat Committee                            Tuesday - July 12                                     3:00 pm
Membership Committee                            Thursday - July 14                                    8:30 am
Board of Directors Meeting                      Wednesday - July 27                                   8:30 am

EVENTS      - See Chamber Website Calendar for a complete listing of events and to make a reservation, if applicable.

New Member Orientation                          Thursday - July 7                                     9 - 11 am
1st Street Cruise Nites                         Tuesday - July 12                                     5:30 - 8 pm
1st Street Cruise Nites                         Tuesday - July 19                                     5:30 - 8 pm
Business After Hours
at Provena Pine View                            Thursday - July 21                                    4:30 - 6 pm
1st Street Cruise Nites                         Tuesday - July 26                                     5:30 - 8 pm
WBC Dinner @ Hotel Baker                        Thursday - July 28                                    4:30 - 6:30 pm

Independence Day                                Monday - July 4                                       CLOSED
                A warm thanks to all of our island sponsors who made the

                 2011 Paddleboat Mixer
                                           a success!
       Advi Coach ● Bond Dental Studio ● Chiropractic Touch ● CPR Printing
      Data Mart Direct, Inc. ● Donna’s Jewelry Box ● Edward Jones Investments
          Elgin Community College ● The Goddard School ● Gordon Flesch
         Great Western Flooring ● Harris Bank ● Holze Wellness Center, Ltd.
      Hyperstrand Marketing ● Ingersoll & Associates ● Kane County Chronicle
        KCT Credit Union ● MB Financial ● MEDFITNESS ● Miche by Lisa
              Miscella Real Estate ● Money Mailer of Fox River Valley
    NOVO Renewing Joy in Life ● Ovation Payroll Services ● Partners in Mortgage
      Pheasant Run Resort ● The Private Bank ● Serenity Now! Cleaning Service
              Solutions Networking ● Spare Wheels Transportation, Inc.
            St. Charles Bank & Trust ● St. Charles Pain & Wellness Center
    Steel Beam Theatre ● Strohschein Law Group ● Team Tom & Leslie @ Re/Max
           Total Clarity Wealth Management, Inc. ● Veolia Environmental

And thank you to the following Members for the Cargo!
 Chili’s Grill & Bar ● Claddagh Irish Pub ● Costco ● Gabby’s Kitchen ● Olive Garden
  Qdoba Mexican Grill ● Rookies All-American Pub & Grill ● Solutions Networking
 Tap House Grill ● Tarragon Catering ● TGI Friday’s ● Veolia Environmental Services

             We are very much obliged to the crew at

                   Anderson Enterprises
        for the use of the cruisin’ ships for our voyage!
A Special Thank You Goes Out to Our
2011 Paddleboat Committee Members
                  The BEAD Group        John Griffin
              Carol Ann Marketing       Dale Dwyer
       Delnor Hospital Foundation       Jackie Lowe
        Edward Jones Investments        Jonathan Gripe
               Fox Valley Repertory     Scott Piner
               The Goddard School       Anisa Ali
                        Image Grille    Juli Schatz
              Ingersoll & Associates    Terry Mueller
               Neighbors Magazine       Carrie Banas
      Northern Illinois Girl Scouts     Jane Gregory
            P&F Business Advisors       William Papp
   Serenity Now! Cleaning Services      Nadja Birkholz
       Solutions Networking Corp.       Rosemary Canfield
          St. Charles Bank & Trust      Tom Hansen
               State Bank of Illinois   Guy Rallo
                 Tarragon Catering      Douglas Yeomans
              Veolia Environmental      Greg Lower
                 Webster University     Mark Richards
               Wells Fargo Advisors     Jim Ewing
                                                 “An Evening of Networking”
                                                   Women’s Business Council
                                                         at Hotel Baker
                                                  100 W. Main St. - St. Charles
                                                                July 28
                                                            4:30 - 6:30 pm
    Spend the evening on the patio at Hotel Baker networking with friends
 enjoying an enticing buffet and passed hors d’oeuvres along with a cash bar!
                                        Buffet Menu
                          Filet Mignon Sliders with Roasted Aioli
                      Lobster Pot Stickers with Ponzu Dipping Sauce       MEMBERS
                         Avocado Spring Rolls with Poblano Salsa           ONLY
                                    Maryland Crab Cakes                   COST: $25
                         Sesame Hummus with Toasted Pita Bread
                     Sliced Fruits, Berries, and Mini Assorted Pastries

                                         MULTI-CHAMBER EVENT
                                          The Legislative Committee
                                          A “Federal Update” Lunch
                                      with Congressman Randy Hultgren
                                                    August 10
                                                11:30 am - 1:30 pm
                     Prairie Landing Golf Club
                 2325 Longest Drive - West Chicago
              Members $25/Non-Members $50 in Advance

 Congressman Randy Hultgren will address the importance of
local input on Federal decision making and give an update on
           legislation being discussed in Congress.

           is coming regarding

   St. Charles
                       on July 6th

More information to follow!
Look for the Blast Email on Wednesday, July 6!
Jeff Meyer                      Jim Keller                          Debbie Fee
Chairman                        Vice Chair                          Treasurer
Ameriprise Financial            OnPath Financial, LLC               First Choice Bank

Alex Claney                     Judy DeVoe                           Ellen Gallagher           Tom Hansen
Alex Claney Photography, Inc.   Spare Wheels Transportation, Inc.    Murray Properties, Inc.   St. Charles Bank & Trust Co.

Diana McClow                    Andy Weiland                         Christopher Aiston
Wilson Travel & Cruise          Citizen Member                       City of St. Charles
                                                                     Director, ex-officio

                                                 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.

                                                  Vision Statement
      The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will be the primary business resource connection for businesses and
      business people in St. Charles.

Business of the Month
                                                                    St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
                                                                            3755 E. Main Street, Suite 140
                                                                                St. Charles, IL 60174

Founded in 1922, the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce is the number one
recognized name denoting reliable community information and dependable
business referrals. The Chamber’s website receives thousands of hits every
week, allowing them to enthusiastically market their member businesses.
Helping its members promote and grow their business, their membership
enjoys many benefits and opportunities such as networking breakfasts,
luncheons and after hour events, being part of marketing and promotional
events, and awards at their Annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner, and State of
the Chamber Membership Breakfast Meeting, just to name a few.
 We truly are “One Stop, One City, Countless Opportunities.”

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