St Louis Businesses Recognized at Mayor's Luncheon
Celebrating Neighborhood Development
This article is 6 years old. It was published on November 5, 2018.
St. Louis, MO- The Mayor’s Business Celebration Luncheon was held on Friday, October 26, 2018 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 and development in the City of St. Louis.
Among those honored was Stifel, who received a Mayor’s Award for their long commitment to helping businesses grow throughout the St. Louis area. Six businesses, including BJC Healthcare and ABNA Engineering 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, Gateway Arch National Park, Habitat for Humanity and The Koman Group were three of ten companies and organizations who received awards for their dedication to the city’s real estate market. In addition, two organizations, Boundless Technologies and Drug Design Methodologies were recognized with the Innovation Award for continuing to establish the city as a startup and technology hub. And, four nonprofit organizations received Quality of Life Awards for their dedication to making St. Louis everybody in the city this year.
The luncheon, established in 2002, also is presented by St. Louis Development Corp. (SLDC), led by Executive Director Otis Williams. More than 1,000 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,” said Otis Williams, Executive Director, St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC). “These businesses and organizations are essential to creating jobs, sustaining economic growth and building the foundation of our City and neighborhoods.”
Check out the video from Friday's luncheon (see below) in which community leaders share their thoughts on the importance neighborhoods.
Recipients of the 2018 awards were:
Businesses of the Year
David Mason + Associates
Neighborhood Businesses of the Year
Ward 1 - Premier Cuts & Stylez
Ward 2 - Playboy’s Cappuccino Lounge & Restaurant
Ward 3 - Breeze Barber & Beauty
Ward 4 - Eternity Adult Day Care
Ward 5 - Fehlig Brothers Box & Lumber Company
Ward 6 - Crafted
Ward 7 - 4 Hands Brewing Company
Ward 8 - Wild Carrot
Ward 9 - Bridge Bread
Ward 10 - Urzi’s Italian Market
Ward 11 - Bar:PM
Ward 12 - Nonna’s Homestyle Foods
Ward 13 - The Heavy Anchor
Ward 14 – RUSSO STONE and TILE design
Ward 15 – The Blackthorn Pub & Pizza
Ward 16 - Russell’s on Macklind
Ward 17 - Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall
Ward 18 - Sho-Off Car Wash
Ward 19 - Sapporo 2 Sushi & Thai Restaurant
Ward 20 - Teatopia
Ward 21 - Harry’s Place Barber & Styling Salon
Ward 22 - Buttons & Bows Preschool Development Center Inc.
Ward 23 - Biggies Restaurant
Ward 24 - Felix’s Pizza Pub
Ward 25 - Anthony Duncan Architecture
Ward 26 - A&B Phase II Car Wash & Detailing
Ward 27 - Hilltop Child Development Center
Ward 28 - Cassie’s Fragrance Boutique & Scent Bar
Developers/Developments of the Year
Cortex MetroLink Station
Gateway Arch National Park
Habitat for Humanity
Monogram on Washington
St. Ferdinand Homes II
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
The Koman Group
Drug Design Methodologies
Quality of Life Awards
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
St. Louis Youth Jobs
Annie Malone Children & Family Services
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
About the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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