About Us

A leader in the business since 1998, Money Mailer of Fox River Valley is a full-service direct marketing company, dedicated to helping local businesses grow and strengthen their customer base. Offering a unique portfolio of marketing solutions to reach consumers through the mail, online, and on their mobile phones, Money Mailer targets over 1.2 million selective homes in the Chicago area each month and millions more nationwide. Our oversized red, white and blue envelope attracts more attention, breaking through the clutter of the mailbox.

We live and work in the community and have a strong interest in keeping the local economy strong and vibrant. Our children attend the same schools as yours, we shop and eat at the same establishments you do, and we enjoy all of the same great activities our area has to offer. We KNOW the Chicagoland area! Since 1998, Money Mailer of Fox River Valley has helped hundreds of local companies increase sales, drive new customers in their doors, and grow their bottom line. We do not succeed unless YOU succeed! Our business is based on the success of our clients – and with over 85% of our business coming from repeat clients – our results speak for themselves. Call us today for your own customized marketing program and start getting and keeping more customers right away!




Sharon Spero – Owner/Marketing Consultant  

Education: MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management; BBA Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa

 Experience: Sharon has spent her career in sales and marketing working in such positions as Advertising Manager for a top advertising agency in Chicago and as Director of Sales for a large manufacturer. After joining Money Mailer in 1998, she has worked in several capacities, including VP of Franchise Development – Midwest Region and currently as co-owner of the Fox River Valley franchise.

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Mark Spero – Owner/Marketing Consultant  

Education:B.S. Communications, Southern Illinois University

Experience: As a successful Money Mailer franchisee owner since 1998, Mark has helped businesses grow their sales and profitability for over 17 years. His extensive experience includes working with local Chicagoland companies, as well as high-profile national chains.

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Lori Lain – Sales Executive

Education:B.S. Fashion Merchandising/Business, North Dakota State University

Experience: Lori’s expertise stems from a rich background, during which she managed her own small business. With her strong business acumen, Lori focuses on developing compelling ad campaigns, while presenting affordable business plans for her diverse client base.

Cork Groeninger – Sales Executive

Experience: Cork has successfully worked within the direct mail industry for over eight years, building proven advertisement campaigns, along with a dedication to superior customer relations.

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Karen McJilton – Director of Operations

Education: B.S. Marketing/Business Administration, University of Illinois

Experience: Specializing in digital marketing and business administration for small businesses for more than 14 years, Karen has developed a nuanced understanding of the unique needs of the small business owner

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Laurie Filipinski – Marketing Specialist

Experience: Loyal to Money Mailer since 2001, Laurie lends her expertise and extensive working knowledge of the industry to special marketing projects, with a focus on high­ profile corporate accounts.


President’s Club

Awarded in recognition of earning Top Sales among franchisees with 4 – 7 zones.



Business Marketing Award

2016 Special Achievement Award for Excellence in Business Marketing


Other Club Awards earned in recognition of maintaining an average piece count per mailing for the year.

Diamond Club

50 pieces






30 pieces


Community Awards

Lori Lain – Ambassador of the MonthMay 2016, Batavia IL Chamber of Commerce
Lori Lain – Ambassador of the MonthDecember 2015, Batavia IL Chamber of Commerce
Mark Spero – Member of the Year 2007,   Geneva IL Chamber of Commerce
Mark Spero – Chairman’s Award 2004St. Charles IL Chamber of Commerce
Mark Spero – Member of the Year 2003, St. Charles IL Chamber of Commerce



Money Mailer Creates National Advertising Campaign to Benefit Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

Local Entrepreneurs Expand Into the Birthday Mailing Business

Money Mailer of Fox River Valley takes home three prestigious awards. (2016)

Money Mailer of Fox River Valley earns award for top sales. (2014)

Money Mailer of Fox River Valley honored with prestigious President’s Club Award. (2010)