Awards and Recognitions

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership has been consistently awarded for outstanding work by governmental agencies, trade organizations, publications, and professional and civic organizations. Below is a list of its 2015 project and employee achievements:

September 2015    The Pavilion at Lemay

The Lemay Chamber of Commerce - Community Impact Award
The Lemay Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Community Impact Award to St. Louis County Port Authority, St. Louis County Parks Department and the Pavilion at Lemay, recognizing the Pavilion’s significant contributions to the Lemay community in the areas of health, fitness, well-being and education.

July 2015    Small Business Relief Program (Ferguson)

International Economic Development Council - Public/Private Partnerships
The Small Business Relief Program, designed to assist businesses in Ferguson with their recovery after the unrest in 2014, was awarded IEDC's Silver Award. The Public/Private Partnership Award recognizes outstanding and innovative development projects that have significantly enhanced the economic revitalization of distressed communities.

July 2015    Denny Coleman

International Economic Development Council - Lifetime Achievement Award
IEDC has awarded Denny Coleman with the prestigious Edward DeLuca Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a lifelong commitment to excellence in economic development. Coleman, who officially retired August 1, 2015, was recognized for serving as an inspirational source in the advancement of the industry.

May 2015    Denny Coleman

North County Inc - Public Service Award
Denny Coleman was presented with the Public Service Award for outstanding, long-time service, and positive impact on the community he serves.

May 2015    St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

North County Inc - Excellence in Partnership Award
The Excellence in Partnership Award was given to the Partnership for partnering with NCI to significantly impact the North County community for the betterment of the area’s quality of life through special initiatives and/or projects.

March 2015    Monica Conners

CREW-St. Louis - Economic Impact, SKF Expansion
The CREW awards revolve around the organization's mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Monica Conners was recognized for her involvement in the expansion of SKF within North St. Louis County.

March 2015    St. Louis Mosaic Project

St. Louis Regional Chamber - Arcus Award for Achievement in Inclusion & Talent Attraction
The St. Louis Regional Chamber celebrated the achievements and honored the St. Louis Mosaic Project for making the St. Louis region a more attractive place to live, work and invest.

February 2015    Small Business Relief Program

Focus St. Louis - What's Right with the Region
The Small Business Relief Program, designed to support the small businesses in the aftermath of the Ferguson tragedy, was recognized by Focus St. Louis for bringing together entities to create a new synergy and improve efficiency and effectiveness.

January 2015    Joi Niedner

Northwest Chamber of Commerce - Community Development Award 
Joi Niedner was awarded the Community Development Award for her dedication to the Northwest Chamber of Commerce and the businesses it serves.

January 2015    Doug Rasmussen

Consultant Connect - North America's Top 50 Economic Developers
Doug Rasmussen was selected as one of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers by his colleagues in the economic development industry and community of site selectors.

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