St. Louis Businesses and Organizations Recognized at Mayor's Luncheon

Celebrating This Year’s Economic Development

October 11, 2019 | 3 min reading time

This article is 5 years old. It was published on October 11, 2019.

The Mayor’s Business Celebration Luncheon was held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis. The honorable Mayor Lyda Krewson recognized businesses and organizations for their success in growing commerce, development and innovation in the City of St. Louis.

Among those honored was the Kranzberg Art Foundation, who received a Mayor’s Award for their committed to providing opportunities and resources necessary for the arts to thrive. Six businesses, including Chameleon Integrated Services and Greensfelder received the award for Businesses of the Year. In total 56 organizations were recognized, including 28 neighborhood businesses.

In the category of Developers and Developments, Hotel St. Louis and Union Station Phase II were two of eight companies and organizations who received awards for their dedication to the city’s real estate market. In addition, two organizations, Evolution St. Louis and Geosaurus were recognized with the Innovation Award for continuing to establish the city as a startup and technology hubs. And, three nonprofit organizations, including MADE in STL received Quality of Life Awards for their dedication to making and promoting St. Louis as a place to live, work, and visit.

The luncheon, established in 2002, also is presented by St. Louis Development Corp. (SLDC), led by Executive Director Otis Williams. More than 1,200 guests attended this year’s luncheon.

“We are honored to celebrate and recognize the City’s businesses, developers, and nonprofit organizations that contribute substantially to our economy and quality of life,” stated Otis Williams. “These businesses and organizations are essential to creating jobs, sustaining economic growth and building the foundation of our City and neighborhoods.”

Recipients of the 2019 Awards

Businesses of the Year

Chameleon Integrated Services
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
City Boutique
Brandon Vaughn Collection
Growing Green
VP Square and Café Mochi

Neighborhood Businesses of the Year

Ward 1 – Kids Creation
Ward 2 – Z+L Wrecking Company
Ward 3 – Kenny’s Auto Repair and Sales
Ward 4 – Newsome Plaza
Ward 5 – Ed. Roehr Safety Products
Ward 6 – Peace of Mind Child Development Center
Ward 7 – Molly’s in Soulard
Ward 8 – Riley’s Pub
Ward 9 – STL Style House
Ward 10 - Herbania
Ward 11 – Stacked Burger Bar
Ward 12 – Losito Brothers Auto Body
Ward 13 – Lemmon's by Grbic
Ward 14 – Keller Apothecary
Ward 15 – The Crispy Edge
Ward 16 – Edibles and Essentials
Ward 17 – Sameem Afgahan Restuarant
Ward 18 – Innovative Living
Ward 19 – Metropolitan Cab Company
Ward 20 – Big Heart Tea
Ward 21 – Angels Within 
Ward 22 – Circle of Friends
Ward 23 – Donut Drive-In
Ward 24 – Stone Turtle Restuarant
Ward 25 – Arcades Market
Ward 26 – Favah 101 Salon
Ward 27 – Finish Line Auto Sports
Ward 28 – Golden Grocer

Developers/Developments of the Year

Ballpark Village Phase II
Hotel St. Louis
Missouri Foundation for Health
Nathaniel Rivers Place Apartments
Star Residences II
The Crescent
Union Station Phase II

Innovation Awards

Evolution St. Louis
1904 Labs
Gift A Meal

Quality of Life Awards

City Museum
St. Louis Bike Works

Mayor's Awards

St. Louis Blues
Operation Clean Sweep
Kranzberg Arts Foundation
Dennis Lower
STL Made

About St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)

St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is an umbrella, not-for-profit corporation organized under Chapter 355 of the Missouri State Statutes with the mission of fostering economic development and growth in the City of St. Louis by stimulating the market for private investment in City real estate and business development and improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in, and visits the City.  The mission of the SLDC is to stimulate the market for private investment in City real estate and business development and improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in, and visits the City of St. Louis. If there are questions, please contact John Parker, Director of Corporate Communications and Media at 314-363-1102 or email him at

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