Chartwell Agency recently received seven ADDY Awards from the northern Illinois chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The awards were presented on March 9 during the annual ceremony and reception at the Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford, IL. The program honored the creative work of organizations, businesses and agencies in northern Illinois. Chartwell received the following recognitions:


Chartwell Agency will oversee the 2018 direct mail campaign for Wesley Willows in Rockford. Chartwell will manage the development, graphic design, production and distribution of direct mail pieces for both of Wesley Willows Senior Living communities – Wesley Willows and Peterson Meadows – to ensure brand consistency and develop a family of pieces throughout the year.


ROCKFORD, IL (February 21, 2018) — Chartwell Agency has hired Kelly Hellickson as Director of Business Development. In her role, she will be focused on the firm’s national sales and client services.


Rockford, Ill. (January 4, 2018)Chartwell Agency recently completed a new website for the Center for Sight & Hearing in Rockford.


Rockford, Ill. (December 20, 2017) — Chartwell Agency was hired by Rockford Board of Elections (BOE), which is responsible for election operations within the City of Rockford, to oversee communications support including social media management, messaging and public relations.

The BOE is governed by a bi-partisan commission appointed by the Circuit Court and provides a variety of services including: recruiting and training of election judges; training and certification of deputy registrars; voter registration; and maintaining and safeguarding voter signature cards and ballots.

ROCKFORD, IL (December 19, 2017) Chartwell Agency today announced it has promoted Catherine Povalitis to Director.


Povalitis joined the firm in 2015 as a Communications Strategist and since that time has emerged as a leader within the organization. She has been an integral part of enhancing and growing client relationships and their outcomes and is a considerable asset to both the company and its clients.


ROCKFORD, IL (December 14, 2017) — Chartwell Agency has hired Jason Edlén as Art Director to lead the development of creative client deliverables, from strategy through implementation. In his role, he will be responsible for partnering with the firm’s account team to drive creative strategy as well as growing Chartwell Agency’s creative services including the development of new services and offerings.

Rockford, Ill. (November 6, 2017) Chartwell Agency recently completed a website redesign for Wesley Willows in Rockford. The user-friendly site at embraces the hospitality-level living offered by the senior housing organization and combines best practices for optimization, responsiveness, intuitive navigation and functionality.


ROCKFORD, IL (November 1, 2017) — Chartwell Agency is pleased to announce the promotion of Karli Smith to Vice President. Smith joined the firm in 2013 as an account executive and has consistently grown and developed within the organization. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the communications strategist team and providing strategic direction in developing overall client public relations, marketing, social media, strategic facilitation and event planning initiatives.

Rockford, Ill. (September 11, 2017) Chartwell Agency was hired by Ingenium Aerospace to create a brochure and creative signage for the company to stand out at this past summer’s Paris Airshow.


The brochure served as a general brand piece to showcase Ingenium’s breadth and depth of capabilities at a high level while driving traffic to the website to learn more. The poster served to set Ingenium apart in the U.S. Pavilion at the tradeshow.



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