On Friday, February 4th, the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce held its annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner at the St. Charles Country Club. Over 250 attendees were present from local businesses, non-profit agencies, and community organizations.
The City of St. Charles received the Community Development Award for efforts to restore the marquee at the Arcada Theatre. The collaborative venture with the Downtown St. Charles Partnership and Onestic Entertainment resulted in the restoration of the marquee and the addition of digital signs to advertise shows at the Arcada, as well as other community events and information. You can get more information regarding this project here.
The City of St. Charles also received the Civic Image Award for the Municipal Center Riverwall Project. The $4 million project was undertaken to rehabilitate and restore the wall between the Municipal Center and the Fox River to its original 1940s splendor. The project also addressed structural deficiencies and deterioration that had occurred through the years. You can click here to see a presentation regarding this project.
John Collins, a local real estate broker, developer, and St. Charles area resident was the winner of the prestigious Charlemagne Award. John is a member of the Norris-Baker-Collins family that has been so generous to St. Charles over the years. The family’s contributions include the Baker Center, Norris Recreation Center, Norris Performing Arts Center, Baker Memorial Church, and the St. Charles Municipal Center.
John is on the board for several local non-profit organizations including Delnor Hospital, Norris Recreation Center, and Tri-City Family Services. Congratulations, John!!
For a list of all Chamber of Commerce award winners, please click here.