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About the St. Charles Business Alliance

The St. Charles Business Alliance is a volunteer - driven, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the economic viability of St. Charles through the work of an eight person staff, four committees and a Board of Directors.


The St. Charles Business Alliance is instrumental in driving tourism to St. Charles, promoting St. Charles, organizing large scale events & the revitalization of Downtown St. Charles.

Address: 2 E Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174

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We Believe Everyone Can Thrive in St. Charles

Our Mission

To drive economic growth to make the St. Charles Community a destination where people, businesses & tourism thrive.

Our Vision

Is to be instrumental in the success of the St. Charles community by promoting the destination & the local businesses as a whole.

Meet the Staff

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Jenna Sawicki


Whether it's connecting with folks from all walks of life or seeing firsthand the incredible change we can bring about when we work together, my heart just swells with pride for our community. I'm truly passionate about making a real difference here in St. Charles, and the more I do, the more I realize how much I love being a part of this vibrant, caring place.

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Susan Stark

Events Manager

While I am not originally from Illinois, I’ve lived in St. Charles for 23 years. I am very proud to live in such a Great community. I love all the things you can do and restaurant options we have to offer.  Sitting outside, walking along the river and listening to live music is the Best! There is no place like St. Charles. 

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Nate Wendt

Business Development & Tourism Specialist

Although I was raised in Geneva, St. Charles has become a second home. I enjoy all the exciting & fun activities here. STC is thriving & everyday I look forward to how we can continue to make the city grow for everyone!

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Nick Lowe

Marketing Content Coordinator

I was born and raised in Batavia but I love the St. Charles community and everything this city has to offer. Some of my favorite things to do are to visit the breweries and restaurants downtown, and to take my bike for rides on the trails by the Fox River. I am so excited to be able to help St. Charles continue to flourish!


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Laura Purdy

Senior Manager of Tourism & Sales

I've lived in St. Charles for 20 years, raised my 2 kids here & am extremely loyal to the community. I sometimes say, St. Charles runs through my veins. My favorite thing to do in STC is to listen to live music outside in the plaza for STC Live or Jazz Weekend!

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Jessica Hudec

Marketing Manager

I moved to St. Charles in 2017. One of the many reasons why my husband and I chose to live here is because we loved the downtown area. We enjoy walking along the riverfront and trying new restaurants. We are happy to call St. Charles home.


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Rachael Garland

Digital Marketing Strategist

Having lived in St. Charles my whole life, I have such a great appreciation for this city. Everywhere you go you feel a sense of community, and that togetherness is what makes St. Charles so special. I love the variety of businesses here — especially our local shops like Trend & Relic and Jeans & a Cute Top Shop!

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of dedicated individuals invested in St. Charles. They are business owners, employees, residents, and members of community groups and city staff.

Chris Woelffer - President, St. Charles Bank & Trust
Kimberley Mercado - Q Center
John Hughes - Past President, St. Charles Resident
Holly Cabel - Treasurer, St. Charles Park District
Joe Klein - Secretary, KDAO Attorneys at Law
Rowena Salas - Hotel Baker
Doug Denz - Riverview Counseling
Steve Martin - First State Bank
Amber Grove McKee - Grove Properties
Jill Card - Jeans & A Cute Top Shop
Nick Smith - Alexander's Cafe
Ryan Bongard - City of St. Charles
Sam Barakat - St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram
Brian McNally - McNally's Heating & Cooling
Drew Kotche - St. Charles Bank & Trust
Heather McGuire - City of St. Charles

Community Partners

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City of St. Charles


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St. Charles Chamber of Commerce


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River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles


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St. Charles Park District


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St. Charles Arts Council


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St. Charles Public Library


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St. Charles History Museum


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