Nominate a business for the annual ‘Made in St. Charles’ program

The St. Charles Business Alliance is opening nominations for the third year of the “Made in St. Charles” program, a program that highlights and celebrates St. Charles businesses, makers, artisans and creators.

Nominations for the program will be accepted until Friday, July 26. Nominations can be filled out online at

Only businesses that have a brick-and-mortar location in St. Charles and make their own products in St. Charles are eligible for nomination. Businesses may submit self-nominations for the program.

The program was launched by the St. Charles Business Alliance’s business development and sales committee, which is run by St. Charles Business Alliance volunteers, in the summer of 2022.

In the first year of the program, six local St. Charles businesses were selected, and in the second year of the program, six St. Charles industrial and manufacturing businesses were selected.

All previous selected businesses also can be found on the Alliance’s Made in St. Charles website page.

Executive Director Jenna Sawicki said she is excited to see the caliber of businesses and makers to be nominated this year.

“We have seen amazing businesses and makers be nominated for the Made in St. Charles program over the past two years,” Sawicki said. “I can’t wait to see what exceptional businesses and makers are nominated this year.”

For more information on the St. Charles Makers program, visit

The mission of the St. Charles Business Alliance is to drive economic growth to make the St. Charles Community a destination where people, businesses and tourism thrive. The Alliance produces the St. Charles Fine Art Show, Holiday Homecoming, Jazz Weekend, Scarecrow Festival and the St. Patrick’s Parade. For information about the Alliance, visit

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