2009 Awards and Recognition

November 2009    St. Louis County Economic Council, Marketing Division

Missouri Economic Development Council, 2009 Award of Excellence - "Special Events"
St. Louis County Economic Council was honored with an excellence award for its planning and marketing efforts of its Annual Meeting. Celebrating 25 years of economic development, the sold-out event promoted economic development and honored business, civic and government leaders. A 25th anniversary theme branded the event from start to finish.

October 2009    Beth Letscher

Lemay Chamber of Commerce: Above and Beyond Award
St. Louis County Economic Council's South County Sector Specialist, Beth Letscher, was honored for her strong commitment to Lemay and for going above and beyond the requirements of her job to promote economic development and partnerships within this community.

October 2009    Midwest-China Hub Commission

International Ecnomic Development Council: Responding to Globalization
The Midwest-China Hub Commission was selected by IEDC in the category of responding to globalization for its enabling of communities, businesses and economic development organizations to better integrate into the global economy and to more resiliently respond to the challenges wrought by globalization.

May 2009    St. Louis County Economic Council

International Ecnomic Development Council: Accredited Economic Development Organization
IEDC recognized the Economic Council as an Accredited Economic Development Organization, a distinguished status that signifies the professional excellence of economic development entities throughout North America. The Economic Council is the only economic development agency in Missouri to hold the esteemed accreditation and one of only 23 other economic development organizations in the country.

February 2009    Denny Coleman, CEcD, FM

St. Louis Business Journal: Top St. Louis Government Forces
Denny was named one of the top St. Louis government forces in 2009. He was lauded for his nearly two decades leading the Economic Council as well as compiling the wish list for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will support some 145 local projects.

February 2009    Denny Coleman, CEcD, FM

Missouri Growth Association: Community Betterment Award
St. Louis County Economic Council President & CEO Denny Coleman was honored for his significant contributions to helping make the St. Louis community a strong place for business and an excellent place to live.

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